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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Top-Ranked Cats Vow To Keep Their Focus

Villanova has the number one ranking in college basketball, but the Wildcats insist being number one won’t get to their heads.

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Hawks Look To Bounce Back On The Road

After falling to St. Bonaventure, 83-73, at Hagan Arena, the Hawks will look to rebound on Saturday with a road game at Fordham. Phil Martelli’s squad has yet to lose two games in a row this season, and the Hawks head coach says the team has already dissected its loss to the Bonnies and is ready to move on to the next challenge.

02/05/2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 11: Brent Celek #87 and Lane Johnson #65 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrate after Celek scored a touchdown in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints on October 11, 2015 at Lincoln Financial field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Saints 39-17. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Celek, Johnson, Remain In Eagles Nest

Celek agreed to a three-year extension, while Johnson signed a six-year deal which will run through 2021.

01/29/2016

Temple basketball practice following their win over SMU. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

The Temple Owls Look To Keep Rolling On The Road

Fran Dunphy discusses the importance of his team keeping their composure as they continue through the season.

01/26/2016

Doug Pederson

Plenty Of Changes For Eagles On Doug Pederson’s First Day

The Eagles are undergoing a lot of changes as Doug Pederson takes over.

01/19/2016

Phil Martelli

Hawks Look To Keep Rolling At George Mason

Last year, the St. Joseph’s Men’s Basketball Team won a total of 13 games. The Hawks can equal that total this season with just one more victory.

01/12/2016

tom coughlin

Reports: Eagles To Interview Tom Coughlin For Head Coaching Job

Multiple reports say the Eagles have requested permission from the New York Giants to interview Tom Coughlin. The interview would reportedly take place on Monday.

01/09/2016

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Eagles Prepare For Off-Season Full Of Change

Eagles players share their thoughts on an off-season which will include a new coach.

01/04/2016

Interim Head Coach Pat Shurmur addressing the media. (Credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Look To Move Forward Without Kelly

Two days after their head coach was fired, the Philadelphia Eagles attempted a return to normalcy.

12/31/2015

Chip Kelly

Lane Johnson: ‘I Don’t Know If [Chip] Had The Best Way To Go About Things’

Eagles players react to the news of the firing of Chip Kelly.

12/30/2015

Fletcher Cox (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Fletcher Cox On Bill Davis’ Future: ‘I’m Just Employee No. 91’

Defensive Coordinator Bill Davis tried to explain what went wrong and what needs to be done going forward.

12/29/2015

Chip Kelly

As Playoff Hopes End, Confusion Reigns

On Saturday, the Eagles’ playoff hopes ended with a loss to Washington. The aftermath have left more questions than answers.

12/28/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 20: DeMarco Murray #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles is stopped of the goal line against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter of a football game at Lincoln Financial Field on September 20, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cowboys defatted the Eagles 20-10. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

DeMarco Murray: ‘I’ve Never Dealt With Anything Like This In My Life’

DeMarco Murray discusses his reduced role in the Eagles offense.

12/22/2015

(credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Must Have A Short Memory To Make Postseason

The Eagles playoff hopes hang in the balance with Saturday’s game.

12/21/2015

DeMarco Murray

DeMarco Murray: Winning Is ‘All That Matters’

DeMarco Murray insists that he isn’t frustrated and winning is all that he cares about.

12/17/2015

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