CSN Washington’s Joe Beninati has won a swimming pool filled with Emmy statuettes for his unmatched calling of Caps games over the years. And you’re certainly well aware that he is a finely dressed man (we’ve documented every suit he’s worn over the last five years). And yes, we once had him dress our own Chris Gordon.
Our adulation of Beninati’s style has been loud and proud, but Hollywood has been slower to notice. No longer.
Earlier this week, E! Fashion Police star Giuliana Rancic (a Whitman High and American University graduate) called Joe B the best dressed play-by-play man in the NHL.
Okay, so maybe it took a little goading from Chick Hernandez, but it still counts.
Chick Hernandez: Last question, here we go: best dressed hockey play-by-play man in the business? And if you get this wrong, I’m telling your father.
Giuliana Rancic: [Deer in headlights look] YOU! [points]
Chick Hernandez: No! C’mon. I said hockey play-by-play man.” [Hernandez enunciates the word hock-ey]
Giuliana Rancic: Hockey play-by… Oh, Joe.
Chick Hernandez: Joe Beninati.
Giuliana Rancic: Yes, Joe Beninati. Sorry I was trying to give you some love there, but you’re right… That’s Joe’s specialty. Yes, Joe Beninati’s the best. Love him. He’s so sweet. He’s featured in my dad’s commercials. My dad always calls me, ‘Giuliana, Joe is available in two months and you be available for my commercial too.’ I’m like, ‘Dad, calm down.’
Indeed, Beninati has shot commercials promoting suits for Rancic’s fashion-forward father, Eduardo DePandi. Small world.
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