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 Helmet Cam

Eagles Begin To Take Advantage Of New Helmet Cam

Head Coach Doug Pederson has seen the helmet cam in action before as an assistant in Kansas City.

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Eagles Training Camp 2016

Schwartz: ‘Only Thing That Matters Is Wins And Losses’

“I’ll take a 42-41 game. I might not sleep well afterwards, but I’ll take it.”

07/26/2016

Eagles training camp

Doug Pederson: ‘I Couldn’t Sleep Last Night’

The team will hold nearly all of its practices early in the morning as opposed to the lunch hour under Chip Kelly’s schedule.

07/25/2016

Photo credit: Ed Benkin

Moniak Taking Things One Step At A Time

The top pick of the Major League Baseball Draft came to terms with the Phillies on a contract on Monday.

06/21/2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 13:  Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts to a sack on Tyrod Taylor #5 (not pictured) of the Buffalo Bills during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on December 13, 2015 in Philadelphia.  (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Fletcher Cox On New Contract: ‘Mind-Blowing’

Even Fletcher Cox admits the numbers of his new contract are staggering.

06/16/2016

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Sixers Get Close Look At Ingram

Duke standout Brandon Ingram was in town to work out for the team on Monday with the NBA Draft less than two weeks away.

06/13/2016

(Credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Wrap Up Off-Season Workouts

The Eagles got their first taste of Doug Pederson’s coaching methods during the spring.

06/09/2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 10: Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts after sacking Cam Newton #1 (NOT PICTURED) of the Carolina Panthers on November 10, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Eagles Welcome Back Fletcher Cox And Darren Sproles

Key weapons on opposite sides of the ball, the Eagles are welcoming back Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles.

06/07/2016

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Jim Schwartz Brings Proven Track Record To Eagles Defense

Jim Schwartz is ready to make his mark on the Eagles new look defense.

05/24/2016

Carson Wentz smiling

Carson Wentz On Relationship With Sam Bradford: ‘I Think It Will Be Great’

Carson Wentz and the Eagles rookies had their first day of on the field work on Friday.

05/13/2016

Ron Hextall (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Flyers Prepare Plans For Off-Season Both On And Off The Ice

The Flyers are looking ahead to an off-season full of changes.

04/27/2016

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Flyers Hoping To Force Game 7

For the second time in seven years, the Flyers are hoping to rise from the dead in the post-season.

04/23/2016

Doug Pederson

Wave Of Optimism Apparent At Eagles’ First Workouts Under Doug Pederson

Change is clearly in the air as the Doug Pederson era begins in Philadelphia.

04/19/2016

(Credit: Ed Benkin)

Grieving Flyers Push Forward Following Ed Snider’s Passing

The loss of Ed Snider had been difficult for the Flyers’ family.  For the players, getting back on the ice proved to be therapeutic.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/12/2016

VILLANOVA, PA - FEBRUARY 20: Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats dunks the ball against Roosevelt Jones #21 of the Butler Bulldogs on February 20, 2016 at the Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Josh Hart: NCAA Tourney Is ‘Greatest Sporting Event In The World’

In 2009, the Wildcats lost to North Carolina, 83-69, and the Tar Heels would go on to win the national championship.

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