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.

 

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

Jon Dorenbos

Former Eagles Teammates Share Concerns About Dorenbos

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

09/08/2017

jeffrey lurie

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

The Eagles will close out their preseason against the Jets on Thursday night in North Jersey.  

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.

08/28/2017

Eagles Beginning To Look Ahead

The fourth preseason game is traditionally a time for the top players to rest while a host of backups try to make one last impression.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/27/2017

Eagles Ready To Face Dolphins In Preseason Play

The Eagles and Dolphins will battle in the third preseason game of the summer.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/22/2017

Eagles Begin Joint Workouts With Dolphins

For once, the Eagles get to see someone other than a teammate across the field.

08/21/2017

Wide Receivers Looking To Catch Up

Head Coach Doug Pederson believes his receiver is on course to be ready for the season opener against Washington.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/20/2017

Eagles And Bills Know Each Other Well

It will be somewhat of a reunion at the Linc Thursday night.

08/16/2017

Eagles

Jeffrey Gets His Chance To Step Up

Alshon Jeffery has the talent to be one of the top receivers in the NFL every time he takes the field, but staying on the field has been a challenge in recent years.

08/14/2017

Darby Jumps Into Key Role For The Eagles

The newest member of the Eagles secondary was on the field for his first practice Sunday morning.

08/13/2017

Eagles Try To Deal With Matthews’ Departure

The Eagles all understand that pro football is a business. That didn’t make the departure of Jordan Matthews any easier for his former teammates.

08/12/2017

Eagles Hoping Darby Will Help Solve Cornerback Issues

In the NFL, Howie Roseman understands you have to give to get.

08/11/2017

Eagles Practice In Front Of Fans One More Time

The passion of Eagles’ fans remains sky-high and Eagles Nation was well-represented at the Linc on Sunday morning.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/06/2017

Eagles Offense Looks To Continue To Improve

Much of training camp is about working out the mistakes before the start of the regular season.

08/03/2017

Eagles Secondary Eager To Step Up This Season

Most NFL experts believe the Eagles cornerbacks may be the weakest position on the team. Don’t tell that to the them.

08/02/2017

Eagles Begin Live Tackling At Camp

Tuesday was the first day the Eagles included live tackling in their workouts.  

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

Eagles Get First Taste Of Lincoln Financial Field As Training Camp Continues

On a sun-soaked Sunday morning, nearly 23,000 fans welcomed the Eagles home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/30/2017

Nelson Agholor

Agholor Hoping For Breakout Season

Nelson Agholor insists 2017 will be different.

07/28/2017

Eagles Full Squad Workouts Set To Begin

It gets real on Thursday.

07/26/2017

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