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. 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.

 

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5-1 Eagles Getting Ready For 5-1 Cardinals

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.

22 hours ago

Jason Kelce, Mychal Kendricks, Chris Polk and Darren Sproles were all back on the field with a game at Arizona looming on Sunday.  (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Getting Healthier As Practice Resumes

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.

10/21/2014

Chip Kelly addresses the media as the Eagles now stand at 5-1 on the season. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Believe There Is Room To Improve After Bye Week

The Eagles now get ready for the bye coming off their best performance of the season.

10/13/2014

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War Of Words Heating Up Between Eagles And Giants

The Eagles-Giants rivalry is in full swing.

10/08/2014

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Eagles Secondary Facing Criticism

The Eagles secondary has been dealing with plenty of heat on and off the field.

10/07/2014

Chip Kelly heading to meet the media. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

The Eagles Still Have Problems To Fix

The Eagles have been far from perfect this season.

10/06/2014

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The Eagles Are Ready For The Well Rested Rams

The Eagles will look to right the ship against the Rams.

10/02/2014

LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks for an opening to run against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter of a NFL game at Lincoln Financial Field on September 7, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

McCoy’s Frustration Growing

LeSean McCoy has heard plenty of questions about his lack of production this season. It is understandable the running back is running out of answers.

10/01/2014

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Eagles Welcome Johnson Back To The Offensive Line

If Lane Johnson has any rust to shake off, he’ll have little time to do it.

09/30/2014

Chip Kelly addresses the media the day after the Eagles loss to the 49ers. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Chip Kelly Knows The Offense Must Improve

The offense failed the Eagles in their loss to the 49ers.

09/29/2014

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Eagles Look To Get McCoy Back On Track

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.

09/24/2014

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Eagles Move Forward With Revamped Offensive Line

The Eagles will have a new look on their offensive line on Sunday when they face the 49ers.

09/23/2014

Chip Kelly addresses the media at Eagles practice. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Continue To Battle Through Injuries, Issues

Despite the start, things are far from perfect for the Eagles.

09/22/2014

Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Giroux Suffers Injury As Flyers Camp Opens

Flyers training camp opened with an injury to Claude Giroux.

09/19/2014

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 28: Wide receiver DeSean Jackson #11 of the Washington Redskins on the sidelines against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on August 28, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images)

Eagles Try To Downplay DeSean Jackson Return

The Eagles are downplaying the much anticipated return of DeSean Jackson.

09/18/2014

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