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. 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.
Both The Eagles and Giants players locked arms on their respected sidelines as the national anthem was performed at Lincoln Financial Field.
The team entered practice with three defensive backs dealing with injuries.
To have a division rival at 0-2 to start the season usually works as an advantage. For the Eagles, it will be the equivalent of facing a wounded animal in the wild.
It will be Reid versus his former assistant, Doug Pederson, on Sunday when the Eagles visit the Chiefs in Kansas City.
Eagles fans may want to turn down their surround sound on Sunday.
It will be teacher versus pupil on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Temple and UMass will do battle in South Philadelphia on Friday evening as the Owls look to go 2-1 on the season.
The popular former Eagle will undergo surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.
Jeffrey Lurie would love to see a Hail Mary, but he’ll be more than happy with a shorter forward pass.
Washington has won its last five meetings with the Eagles, including a season sweep of last year’s series.
The Temple Owls are still licking their wounds from South Bend.
With the spotlight on the final roster moves over the weekend, the attention now turns to the Eagles’ season opener on Sunday against Washington.
The Eagles will close out their preseason against the Jets on Thursday night in North Jersey.
The Eagles’ depth chart appeared to be set at quarterback before training camp got underway. An injury has changed the rotation throughout the preseason.
The fourth preseason game is traditionally a time for the top players to rest while a host of backups try to make one last impression.
The Eagles and Dolphins will battle in the third preseason game of the summer.
For once, the Eagles get to see someone other than a teammate across the field.
Head Coach Doug Pederson believes his receiver is on course to be ready for the season opener against Washington.
It will be somewhat of a reunion at the Linc Thursday night.
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The newest member of the Eagles secondary was on the field for his first practice Sunday morning.
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In the NFL, Howie Roseman understands you have to give to get.
The passion of Eagles’ fans remains sky-high and Eagles Nation was well-represented at the Linc on Sunday morning.
Much of training camp is about working out the mistakes before the start of the regular season.
Most NFL experts believe the Eagles cornerbacks may be the weakest position on the team. Don’t tell that to the them.
Tuesday was the first day the Eagles included live tackling in their workouts.
On a sun-soaked Sunday morning, nearly 23,000 fans welcomed the Eagles home.
Nelson Agholor insists 2017 will be different.
It gets real on Thursday.