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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.

 

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.

21 hours ago

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

(credit: Ed Benkin/ KYW Newsradio)

Eagles Expect Emotional Return From Jackson

DeSean Jackson hype is in full swing after the receiver had a messy divorce from the Eagles during the off-season.

09/17/2014

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kelly Knows The Eagles Have Room For Improvement

On one hand, the Eagles did not play a complete game for the second week in a row. On the other hand, they won on the road in Indianapolis.

09/16/2014

(credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Filling Injury Holes On Offensive Line

The team would not name starters at the two open line positions, but their Wednesday practice may have offered a clue as to who will be playing.

09/10/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 07: LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs for a first down as Josh Evans #26 of the Jacksonville Jaguars attempts a tackle during the fourth quarter of a NFL game at Lincoln Financial Field on September 7, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Jaguars 34-17. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Eagles Stayed The Course In Second Half

The Eagles stuck with the game plan in the second half against the Jaguars.

09/08/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 08: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles passes against the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field on December 8, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles won 34-20. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images)

Nick Foles Excited To Get Season Underway

Nick Foles is excited for his first full season at the helm.

09/04/2014

(Photo credit: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Eagles Head Into Week 1 With Little Information On Jags

The Eagles head into their week 1 matchup with the Jaguars, with limited information about them.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/03/2014

Chip Kelly's squad began preparations for the season opener on Sunday against Jacksonville with a Tuesday practice. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Getting Ready For Season Opener

After mini-camps, OTAs, training camp and the preseason, the regular season has finally arrived for the Eagles.

09/02/2014

(credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Roster Cuts Looming As Eagles Prep For Jets

On Saturday, the Eagles will cut their roster to 53 players.

08/26/2014

The Eagles quarterbacks take the field for practice. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Quarterbacks Ignoring Trade Rumors

Despite the Mark Sanchez trade talk, the Eagles quarterbacks remain focused.

08/25/2014

(credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Will Rest Top Players In Preseason Finale Against Jets

As expected, the Eagles will rest their top players when they close out their preseason on Thursday Night at the Linc against the Jets.

08/23/2014

Chip Kelly gets set to take the practice field. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Hope For Better Execution Against Steelers

The Eagles are looking to tighten things up against the Steelers.

08/19/2014

LeSean McCoy returned to Eagles practice following a toe injury. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

LeSean McCoy And Jeremy Maclin Return To Practice

LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin returned to the practice field on Monday.

08/18/2014

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