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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. 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.

 

From left to right: Paul Holgrem, Dave Hakstol, Ron Hextall and Ed Snider stand together following Hakstol being named head coach of the Flyers. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Flyers Go Outside The Box With Dave Hakstol Hire

The Flyers named Dave Hakstol as the team’s 19th head coach on Monday.

05/18/2015

Craig Berube continues to wait to find out if he will remain head coach of the Flyers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Craig Berube Is Forced To Play The Waiting Game

Craig Berube continues to wait to hear his fate as Flyers head coach.

04/15/2015

Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia. (credit: University of Notre Dame Sports Information Office)

SJ Prep Product Steve Vasturia Had An Impressive NCAA Tourney Run With Notre Dame

St. Joseph’s Prep product Steve Vasturia is part of a Notre Dame team which put together an impressive run in the NCAA Tournament.

04/01/2015

Quenton DeCosey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Temple Is All Set For The NIT Quarterfinals

The Temple Owls are all ready for the NIT Quarterfinals.

03/24/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 21: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats walks off the floor following their 71-68 loss to the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Villanova Wildcats Try To Pick Up The Pieces

Villanova still has some healing to do after an early tournament knockout.

03/23/2015

Steve Donahue was named the 20th men's basketball coach in Penn history.  (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Donahue Comes Home To Coach The Quakers

Steve Donahue has come home. Now, he is hoping to turn Penn back into a contender.

03/17/2015

The Temple Owls practice ahead of their first round NIT match up with Bucknell. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Temple Owls Look To Move Forward In NIT

Temple still felt the sting of their NCAA Tournament snub as they prepared for the NIT.

03/17/2015

Villanova coach Jay Wright meets with members of the media ahead of Villanova's first  round match up with Lafayette. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Villanova Not Taking First Round Opponent Lafayette Lightly

The Villanova Wildcats are not taking their opening round match up with Lafayette lightly.

03/16/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: The Villanova Wildcats bench reacts after a shot by Patrick Farrell #20 of the Villanova Wildcats against the Xavier Musketeers during the championship game of the Big East basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Selection Sunday: Villanova Earns #1 Seed In NCAA Tournament

Villanova earned a #1 seed and will face Lafayette to open up the NCAA Tournament.

03/15/2015

Head coach Phil Martelli of the Saint Joseph's Hawks  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Hawks Prepare For A-10 Tournament

Last year, St. Joseph’s captured the Atlantic 10 Tournament in Brooklyn. Expectations have changed in 2015.

03/11/2015

(credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Owls Hoping For Deep Run In American Tourney

Temple appears to be on the NCAA Tournament bubble as selection Sunday approaches. The Owls are paying little attention these days.

03/11/2015

(credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Kelly Answers Plenty Of Questions As He Breaks His Silence

Chip Kelly spoke to reporters for the first time since the end of the regular season. The man making the decisions for the Eagles had plenty to say.

03/11/2015

Villanova's Darrun Hilliard addresses reporters as the team get set for the Big East Tournament. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Wildcats Hoping For Happier Ending At Big East Tournament

Villanova will enter the Big East Tourney with the top seed.

03/09/2015

Jay Wright talks to KYW's Ed Benki (Photo credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Wildcats Bracing For Red-Hot Red Storm

The No. 4 Villanova Wildcats finish their regular season on Saturday against St. John’s.

03/06/2015

Chip Kelly (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kelly Declines Comment On Reported McCoy Trade

Chip Kelly was the keynote speaker at the JCC Awards in Cherry Hill Tuesday night.

03/03/2015

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