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.

 

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats drives against Kethan Savage #11 of the Butler Bulldogs in the first half of the game at Hinkle Fieldhouse on January 4, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Revenge Not On Villanova’s Mind Ahead Of Rematch With Butler

Butler is one of two teams that has beaten Villanova this season.

02/21/2017

Photo credit: KYW's Ed Benkin

Villanova Looks To Bounce Back Against #12 Virginia

There will be a palpable buzz at the Center on Sunday when the Wildcats and Cavaliers do battle.

01/27/2017

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Pete Mackanin: ‘I Feel Like We Can Play .500’

The outfield received a boost with the additions of Howie Kendrick and Michael Saunders.

01/18/2017

VILLANOVA, PA - DECEMBER 28: Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates after making a three point shot in the final moments of the game over Tre'Darius McCallum #10 of the DePaul Blue Demons at The Pavilion on December 28, 2016 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Villanova won 68-65. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Villanova Focused On Xavier, Not Rankings

For the first time in five weeks, Villanova is not the number one team in the nation.

01/09/2017

Eagles QB Carson Wentz meets with reporters after clearing out his locker at the end of the season. (credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Wonder What Might Have Been

As the Eagles packed their bags and cleaned out their lockers after a 7-9 campaign, many players believed they were close to a playoff berth in 2016.

01/02/2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28:  Bennie Logan #96 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates a defensive stop against the New York Giants during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 28, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Bennie Logan Prepares For Free Agency, Hoping To Stay With Eagles

Logan is set to hit the free agent market after the Eagles finish their season on Sunday against Dallas.

12/29/2016

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 06:   Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to throw a pass against the New York Giants during the first quarter of the game at MetLife Stadium on November 6, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Eagles Brace For Quick Turn Around Before TNF Against Giants

The Eagles prepare for a quick turn around as they face the Giants on Thursday.

12/20/2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 13: Jordan Matthews #81 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks on the field prior to the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Falcons 24-15. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Matthews Striving For Excellence Down The Stretch

Jordan Matthews knows he has been getting his share of opportunities t catch the football. His quarterback has been throwing plenty of passes.

12/15/2016

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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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