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.

 

Jeffery Insists Sunday Will Be Just Another Game

Alshon Jeffery said before the season he had Sunday’s game against the Bears circled on his calendar.  Several months and nine victories later, Jeffery is now saying Sunday will be just another day the office.

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Ajayi’s Trip To Dallas Will Be A Family Affair

Eagles fans will have to forgive a majority of Jay Ajayi’s family.  

11/16/2017

Eagles Can’t Avoid The Hype Of ‘Dallas Week’

The Eagles know what this game means in the NFC East race and are also aware of its significance to the Delaware Valley. 

11/15/2017

Eagles Ready To Get Back To Work

Last year, the Eagles’ bye week came after Week Three.  This season, the timing appears to be better for the bye.

11/13/2017

Eagles Ready For Struggling Broncos

While the Eagles have stormed out to the NFL’s best record at 7-1, the slumping Broncos are 3-4 and have lost three in a row.

11/03/2017

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Jay Ajayi: ‘I View Myself As A Team Guy’

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11/02/2017

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Eagles Wary Of Desperate 49ers

The cliches were out in full force this week.

10/26/2017

Jason Peters

Eagles Depth Tested With Loss Of Peters, Hicks

The Eagles’ “next man up” mentality is facing its toughest test of the season.

10/25/2017

Eagles Ready For Second Showdown With The Redskins

The stage is set for an NFC East showdown Monday Night when Washington comes to town.

10/19/2017

High-Flying Eagles Vow To Stay Grounded

The Eagles are off to a 5-1 start and have the best record in the NFC.

10/17/2017

Clement Ready For Expanded Role

From the moment Corey Clement joined the Eagles, the rookie running back has looked like a veteran both on and off the field.

10/06/2017

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Johnson Playing With Plenty Of Motivation

You won’t find Lane Johnson on Instagram these days.

10/05/2017

Eagles Say They Are Learning How To Win

Winning in the NFL sometimes comes down to one or two plays at the right time. The Eagles believe they are starting to make those plays when it matters most.

10/04/2017

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Defense Dealing With Injuries As Eagles Prep For L.A.

The NFL is as much about staying healthy as it is executing on game days.

09/28/2017

Eagles Vow To Avoid Letdown Against Winless Chargers

The Eagles have plenty of respect for the Chargers, but it would be easy to understand if the team had a of a bit of an emotional letdown.

09/27/2017

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Temple Owls Face Questions At Quarterback

Whichever quarterback steps under center, all of the Owls are eager to put the USF blowout behind them.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2017

Eagles Make Statement During National Anthem

Both The Eagles and Giants players locked arms on their respected sidelines as the national anthem was performed at Lincoln Financial Field.

09/24/2017

Eagles Deal With Banged Up Secondary Heading Into Week 3

The team entered practice with three defensive backs dealing with injuries.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2017

Eagles Wary Of Wounded Giants

To have a division rival at 0-2 to start the season usually works as an advantage. For the Eagles, it will be the equivalent of facing a wounded animal in the wild.

09/20/2017

For Many Eagles, ‘Andy Bowl’ Is Another Day At The Office

It will be Reid versus his former assistant, Doug Pederson, on Sunday when the Eagles visit the Chiefs in Kansas City.

09/15/2017

Eagles Brace For Noise At Arrowhead

Eagles fans may want to turn down their surround sound on Sunday.

09/14/2017

Eagles Set To Face Andy Reid, Chiefs

It will be teacher versus pupil on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

09/13/2017

Temple Owls Ready For Friday Night Lights

Temple and UMass will do battle in South Philadelphia on Friday evening as the Owls look to go 2-1 on the season.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/12/2017

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Former Eagles Teammates Share Concerns About Dorenbos

The popular former Eagle will undergo surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.

09/08/2017

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Lurie Hoping For Progress

Jeffrey Lurie would love to see a Hail Mary, but he’ll be more than happy with a shorter forward pass.

09/07/2017

Eagles Tired Of Losing To Washington

Washington has won its last five meetings with the Eagles, including a season sweep of last year’s series.

09/06/2017

Owls Look To Bounce Back Against Wildcats

The Temple Owls are still licking their wounds from South Bend.

09/05/2017

Eagles Reserves Must Play Waiting Game

With the spotlight on the final roster moves over the weekend, the attention now turns to the Eagles’ season opener on Sunday against Washington.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/04/2017

Roster Hopefuls Get One Last Curtain Call

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KYW Newsradio 1060–08/29/2017

McGloin Having Busy Summer Under Center

The Eagles’ depth chart appeared to be set at quarterback before training camp got underway. An injury has changed the rotation throughout the preseason.

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