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.
Things were heating up in more ways than one at Eagles practice on Sunday.
The wait for training camp ended on Friday when the Eagles reported to the NovaCare Complex. On Saturday, it was time to get down to business.
Fans have been counting the days until the start of training camp. The Eagles appear to be equally excited.
The Flyers development camp came to an end on Tuesday.
By Ed Benkin PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The off-season workouts are over for the Eagles, but the head coach will still have football on his mind during the break. The Eagles wrapped up a three-day minicamp on [...]
New Union head coach, Jim Curtin, ready for the challenge.
There is already speculation about the Eagles depth chart with off-season workouts underway. The head coach says now is not the time to worry about who is running with the top unit.
The Eagles opened up another four-day session of organized team activities. The players were excited to get back on the field, and Quarterback Nick Foles says every snap is critical as the team continues to get ready for the season.
One year later, the veterans are quite comfortable with the X’s and O’s on both sides of the football and Cornerback Cary Williams says the difference is noticeable on the field.
The Eagles have plenty of work to do before their season opener on September 7th, but the work began with the team’s organized team activities.
Many of the rookies are expected to make an immediate impact, but players such as fourth round draft choice Jaylen Watkins knows there is plenty of work to be done before the veterans arrive next week.
Ron Hextall’s opportunity to be an NHL general manager was coming. The Flyers decided to speed up the process.
The Flyers roller coaster 2013-14 campaign ended with a 2-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 7. As New York moves on to face Pittsburgh, players such as Jake Voracek were left with the bitter taste of defeat.
After losing to the Rangers in Game 5 of their playoff series on Sunday, the Flyers must win Game 6 tomorrow in South Philadelphia or their season will come to an end. A victory would force a seventh and deciding game in New York on Wednesday, but Claude Giroux says they first have to take care of business in Game 6.
It was the worst kept secret in the Flyers locker room. Steve Mason will start in goal Friday night.