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Ed Benkin

Ed BenkinEd 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. Then, in 1993, a South Jersey cable TV system beckoned, so Benkin made the leap as its sports director — anchoring and handling play-by-play and sports-talk duties.

Benkin worked as a sports announcer for Princeton University from 1995 to 2013, doing play-by-play during their football games and often for hockey, lacrosse, and basketball games as well. He now serves as a fill-in for Temple University’s basketball broadcasts.

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, the 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.

 

(credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

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Wentz To Miss Preseason Finale

Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz will be forced to settle for less than one full game of work.

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Sam Bradford Is ‘All For’ The Dorial Green-Beckham Trade

Green-Beckham not play on Thursday when the Eagles take on the Steelers in preseason action.

08/16/2016

Lane Johnson

Eagles Shuffle Linemen With Potential Johnson Suspension Looming

The Eagles’ offensive line is currently under construction.

08/15/2016

Photo credit: KYW's Ed Benkin

Eagles Hold Final Practice At Linc Without Wentz

Quarterback Carson Wentz learned on Saturday that he has a hairline fracture of his ribs.

08/14/2016

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Eagles Limp Into Preseason Opener

Pederson added Mychal Kendricks, Malcolm Smith and rookie Wendell Smallwood to the inactive list.

08/09/2016

Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz: ‘I’m Excited To Play At The Linc’

Coach Doug Pederson announced Carson Wentz will play the bulk of the second half.

08/08/2016

Photo credit: KYW's Ed Benkin

Defensive Players Settling In With Schwartz

The defense continues to get a crash course on Jim Schwarz’s system.

08/07/2016

Ryan Mathews

Mathews Ready For Big Season In The Backfield

Keeping Mathews on the field has been the problem.

08/06/2016

Eagles Training Camp 2016

Pederson Has No Plans To Change Practice: ‘Football Is A Contact Sport’

Over the past two practices, four key Eagles’ players have suffered injuries.

08/05/2016

Sam Bradford speaking to reporters. (Credit: Ed Benkin)

Bradford Back In Comfort Zone

It has been an eventful two years for Sam Bradford.

08/04/2016

(credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Set To Enjoy Day Off

The players will rest up before another busy stretch of six straight days of camp.

08/01/2016

(credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Hold First Open Practice Of The Summer At The Linc

A crowd of 18,276 was in attendance Sunday to watch the Eagles go through another training camp workout.

07/31/2016

Day 6 of Eagles training camp. (Credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Put On Their Pads For The First Time

On Saturday, the Eagles got physical on the field.

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