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.

 

Photo credit: KYW's Ed Benkin

Temple Set To Start Conference Play Against SMU

Temple and SMU combined for 100 points as the Owls outlasted the Mustangs, 60-40.

09/27/2016

Eagles tight end Trey Burton at practice Friday. (Credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Hope To Keep Offense Rolling

On Sunday, the Eagles will line up against a Pittsburgh Defense which has already put together a pair of impressive performances.

09/23/2016

Eagles Offensive Coordinator  Frank Reich. (credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Will Face Tough Test On Sunday

The Eagles and Steelers will both be looking to go 3-0 on Sunday, but one 3-0 start would be a big surprise compared to the other.

09/22/2016

(credit: Ed Benkin)

Wentz Set To Duel With Roethlisberger

The two quarterbacks will go head to head Sunday as the Eagles host the Steelers at the Linc.

09/21/2016

(Credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Brace For First Road Test

Playing in front of a loud crowd filled with Bears fans will be a bit different from an enthusiastic bunch at the Linc.

09/16/2016

BOCA RATON, FL - DECEMBER 22:  P.J. Walker #11 of the Temple Owls carries during the first half of the game against the Toledo Rockets at FAU Stadium on December 22, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Temple Not Thinking About Past As They Prepare For Penn State

For the first time since World War II, Temple will be going for its second straight win over Penn State.

09/13/2016

(Credit: Ed Benkin)

Pederson: I Expect The Linc To Be ‘Electric’

“Everyone is excited, number one, to see Carson and just to see the team. It’s going to be a great crowd.”

09/09/2016

Coordinator Jim Schwartz (Credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles’ D Setting The Bar High

The Eagles’ Defense is hoping to gain its share of the limelight throughout the season.

09/08/2016

(credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Rallying Behind Wentz

Players continue to rally around rookie quarterback Carson Wentz as they prepare for their regular season opener against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

09/07/2016

New Eagles starting quarterback Carson Wentz.
(credit: Ed Benkin)

Now, It’s The Carson Show

Carson Wentz was far away from football on Saturday when he became the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles.

09/05/2016

(Credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Trim Roster After Blockbuster Deal

Several other former Eagles are headed to the unemployment line.

09/03/2016

(credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

While Regulars Sit, Some Eagles Prepare To Fight For Roster Spot In Preseason Finale

The final preseason game is a yawner for most NFL fans. For many players, it may be their last chance to put on a uniform.

08/30/2016

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Wentz To Miss Preseason Finale

Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz will be forced to settle for less than one full game of work.

08/29/2016

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Sam Bradford Is ‘All For’ The Dorial Green-Beckham Trade

Green-Beckham not play on Thursday when the Eagles take on the Steelers in preseason action.

08/16/2016

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Eagles Shuffle Linemen With Potential Johnson Suspension Looming

The Eagles’ offensive line is currently under construction.

08/15/2016

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