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.

 

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Eagles Expecting Maximum Effort In Game Against Washington

No professional athlete ever likes having their effort questioned. Such was the case for several Eagles last Sunday.

12/07/2016

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Eagles’ Offense Searching For Answers

The offense has been a big concern in recent weeks.

12/02/2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 28: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers passes the ball against Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on November 28, 2016 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Eagles’ Defense Looks To Get Back On Track

The Eagles highly touted pass rush has been neutralized.

12/01/2016

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Agholor Gets Fresh Perspective

Nelson Agholor believes he has a greater appreciation of his job than ever before.

11/30/2016

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Eagles Not Taking Struggling Packers Lightly

Green Bay is 4-6 and heading to Philadelphia on playoff life support.

11/23/2016

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Temple Owls Look For Berth In Conference Title Game

Temple needs one more win over East Carolina this Saturday night to clinch the American Athletic Conference East Division.

11/22/2016

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Eagles Brace For Noisy Seattle

The Seattle Seahawks have arguably the loudest home field advantage in the NFL. The Eagles’ eardrums will have a chance to experience the noise on Sunday.

11/16/2016

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Owls Look To Move Closer To Conference Championship Birth

Temple has had an impressive turnaround this season…

11/15/2016

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 14: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons scores a second-quarter touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Georgia Dome on September 14, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Eagles Defense Braces For High-Flying Falcons

In a year where the race to the Super Bowl in the NFC is wide open, the Atlanta Falcons have emerged as a serious contender.

11/10/2016

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Eagles Happy To Be Home Sunday

After starting the season at 3-0, the Eagles have dropped four of their last five. All four of their losses have taken place away from the friendly confines of Lincoln Financial Field.

11/09/2016

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Agholor Backtracks From Postgame Comments

On Wednesday, Agholor apologized for his remarks after Sunday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

11/02/2016

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Expectations Remain High For Temple Owls

The Owls have won five of six, while the Huskies have dropped five off their last six.

11/01/2016

Eagles coach Doug Pedrson addressing the media ahead of this weekend's Eagles/Cowboys game. (Credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Brace For ‘Biggest Game Of The Year’

The Dallas Cowboys will never be “just another game” for Eagles Nation.

10/28/2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles avoids Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings as he runs for a first down during the second quarter of a game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 23, 2016 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Eagles Look To Jump-Start Offense

There was only one offensive touchdown by the Eagles in their 21-10 win over Minnesota.

10/27/2016

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Eagles Look To Shut Down Balanced Cowboys

The Eagles and Cowboys will meet Sunday night in an NFC East showdown in Dallas.

10/26/2016

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