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. 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.
Despite the start, things are far from perfect for the Eagles.
Flyers training camp opened with an injury to Claude Giroux.
The Eagles are downplaying the much anticipated return of DeSean Jackson.
DeSean Jackson hype is in full swing after the receiver had a messy divorce from the Eagles during the off-season.
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.
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.
The Eagles stuck with the game plan in the second half against the Jaguars.
Nick Foles is excited for his first full season at the helm.
The Eagles head into their week 1 matchup with the Jaguars, with limited information about them.
After mini-camps, OTAs, training camp and the preseason, the regular season has finally arrived for the Eagles.
On Saturday, the Eagles will cut their roster to 53 players.
Despite the Mark Sanchez trade talk, the Eagles quarterbacks remain focused.
As expected, the Eagles will rest their top players when they close out their preseason on Thursday Night at the Linc against the Jets.
The Eagles are looking to tighten things up against the Steelers.
LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin returned to the practice field on Monday.