Ed Benkin has been reporting sports for KYW Newsradio since April 2004, but he’s long been a familiar face in the KYW newsroom and around the Delaware Valley.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Benkin attended Cherokee High School in Marlton, NJ. At Rowan University, one of his teachers was longtime KYW South Jersey bureau chief Ed Kasuba. Besides attending classes at Rowan, Benkin worked as sports director there at its radio station, WGLS, where he also did play-by-play and hosted a sports talk show.
Benkin was first hired as a desk assistant at KYW Newsradio in 1991. But in 1993, a South Jersey cable TV system beckoned, so Benkin made the leap as sports director — handling anchoring, play-by-play, and sports-talk duties.
Since 1995, Benkin has been a sports announcer for Princeton University. He can be heard doing play-by-play during their football games, and often during hockey, lacrosse, and basketball games as well.
Benkin was ESPN Radio’s Philadelphia correspondent for a number of years, and also anchored their “Sports Center” program on radio. He also writes news and sports features for the South Jersey regional newspaper “The Central Record”, and has been heard as play-by-play announcer for the Trenton Thunder, Trenton Titans, and the Reading Royals.
Besides his sports reporting duties at KYW Newsradio, Benkin also does updates at our sister sports radio station, 94 WIP.
Ed lives in Burlington Township, NJ with his two girls: Lauren, born in November 2004, and Jessica, born in June 2008.
It is only week eight in the NFL and the seventh game for the Eagles, but Sunday’s game against Arizona could have large ramifications down the road.
Jason Kelce, Mychal Kendricks, Chris Polk and Darren Sproles were all back on the field with a game at Arizona looming on Sunday. While there are no guarantees that all of the injured players will be back on Sunday, Quarterback Nick Foles was happy to see so many familiar faces back at practice.
The Eagles now get ready for the bye coming off their best performance of the season.
The Eagles-Giants rivalry is in full swing.
The Eagles secondary has been dealing with plenty of heat on and off the field.
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The Eagles will look to right the ship against the Rams.
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If Lane Johnson has any rust to shake off, he’ll have little time to do it.
The offense failed the Eagles in their loss to the 49ers.
Despite the Eagles’ winning ways, LeSean McCoy has struggled through the first three games of the season. Through three games, McCoy has just 175 yards rushing and 64 yards receiving, a far cry from his pace of 2,146 total yards a year ago.
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Despite the start, things are far from perfect for the Eagles.
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The Eagles are downplaying the much anticipated return of DeSean Jackson.