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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.


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Eagles Quarterback Situation Remains Cloudy

Sam Bradford has passed his concussion protocol, but there is still no guarantee he will play on Thursday.


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Eagles Season On The Verge Of Extinction After Shocking Loss

Time is running out fast for the Eagles to save their season.


TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers scrambles away from defensive end Greg Hardy #76 of the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Jameis Winston;Greg Hardy

Eagles Know They Must Slow Down Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston has made an instant impact in his rookie season, and the Eagles are well aware of his success.


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Eagles Prepare To Have Mark Sanchez At The Helm

Sam Bradford has yet to be ruled out for Sunday’s game, but all signs point to Mark Sanchez starting.


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Eagles Look To Lean On Ground And Pound Against Dolphins

Sunday seems to be a perfect time to keep the ground game going for the Eagles.


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Eagles Dealing With Depleted Group Of Linebackers

As the Eagles get set for Sunday’s game against Miami, they once again are faced with an injury problem at linebacker.


ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 8: Jordan Matthews #81 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs past J.J. Wilcox #27 of the Dallas Cowboys to score the winning touchdown in overtime at AT&T Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Eagles Offense Answers The Call In Win Over Dallas

The Eagles offense fans have been waiting for may have finally arrived.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 23: Jason Peters #71 of the Philadelphia Eagles on the sidelines against the Tennessee Titans in the second quarter during a football game at Lincoln Financial Field on November 23, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Titans 43-24. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Jason Peters Injury Will Force Line Shuffling For Eagles

It is still unclear whether or not Jason Peters will be ready to go against the Cowboys.


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Eagles Hoping For A Better Sequel Against Cowboys

The Eagles and the Cowboys are set to meet for the second time this season.


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Chip Kelly Says The Bye Week ‘Gets You Out Of Your Rhythm’

Every team in the NFL gets a chance to enjoy a bye week. Chip Kelly would rather not have everyone take a vacation.


Chip Kelly addresses the media following the Eagles' loss to the Panthers. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

5 Problems Haunting The 3-4 Eagles

The Eagles have their fair share of issues heading into the bye week.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 11: Sam Bradford #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles scrambles in the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints on October 11, 2015 at Lincoln Financial field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Bradford: ‘I Put More Pressure On Myself Than Anyone On The Outside’

Chip Kelly and Eagles players continue to back Sam Bradford despite his struggles.


SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 18:  Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers passes against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The Panthers defeated the Seahawks 27-23.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Eagles Defenders Prepare For Dual Threat, Cam Newton

Eagles defenders are well aware of how much of a challenge Cam Newton poses.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 19:  Nolan Carroll #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles returns an interception for a touchdown during the second quarter against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on October 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dominating Defense Carrying The Eagles

The Eagles defense has put the team on its collective shoulders this season.


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Eagles May Need To Air It Out Against The Giants

All season long, the Eagles have emphasized the need to get the running game going. The team may try a different approach on Monday.



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