Ed 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.
There could not have been a better bunch of Eagles to end the wait for the Lombardi Trophy.
After one week of the NFL season, the New England Patriots’ defense was a smoldering wreckage.
New England is appearing in its tenth Super Bowl overall and eighth under Belichick.
When Jake Elliott was growing up, he wasn’t dreaming about Super Bowl winning kicks. Elliott’s passion was with a different sport.
There is no sporting event like the Super Bowl. Only a handful of Eagles know first hand.
Nick Foles has had his share of ups and downs over the past two months. With the highest of highs now upon him, the quarterback prefers to remain grounded.
As the Eagles prepare to take on the Patriots in the Super Bowl, the coaches will try to outwit the man who many believe is the greatest ever to stalk the sidelines.
For the second week in a row, the betting line has been the topic of conversation for an Eagles playoff game.
The Eagles will host the Vikings Sunday at the Linc in the NFC Championship game.
After spending all week indoors in the practice bubble, the Eagles decided to hit the field at the Linc for practice on Thursday. It will likely be a bit louder when they are on the same field on Saturday.
Ajayi may need plenty of fuel for Saturday’s game against Atlanta. It is clear the Eagles will try to run the football and ease the burden for Quarterback Nick Foles.
Nick Foles is well aware of his struggles in the final two games of the season. The quarterback is hoping a clear head can help him move forward with the playoffs on the horizon.
A little over a month ago, it would have been hard to fathom the Eagles would be playoff underdogs at home. A torn ACL and some sloppy play down the stretch changed everything.
The Eagles won’t play their first playoff game until a week from Saturday.
If Doug Pederson has a plan for his rotation for Sunday, fans aren’t likely to find out about it until Sunday.
By the time the Eagles take the field on Monday night, they may already have the top seed in the upcoming NFC playoffs.
Six Philadelphia Eagles made the 2018 Pro Bowl. Several others could have also made the NFC roster.
In early September, Nate Sudfeld was looking for a job in the NFL. Today, he is one injury away from taking over at quarterback for a Super Bowl contender.
The Eagles poised to move forward without their MVP candidate.
The Eagles have announced a contract extension for Jeffery which will keep him in Philadelphia through 2021.
Even at 10-1, some questions remain about the Eagles outside of Philadelphia.
In Seattle, the defense usually sets the tone. In 2017, the quarterback is upstaging what is left of the “Legion of Boom”.
You know it’s a good season when your team can clinch a division just after Thanksgiving.
The Eagles are 9-1, while the Chicago Bears are 3-7. If you talk to the Eagles, you would think they are the ones playing a 9-1 team.
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.
Eagles fans will have to forgive a majority of Jay Ajayi’s family.
The Eagles know what this game means in the NFC East race and are also aware of its significance to the Delaware Valley.
Last year, the Eagles’ bye week came after Week Three. This season, the timing appears to be better for the bye.
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.
“We’ve established a culture on how we do things around here,” Pederson said.