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.
Chip Kelly had talked about how his team strives for perfection each week even if they can’t achieve it. Despite coming close against Carolina, Kelly believes his team still has room for improvement.
The Panthers have not met expectations following their division title last season.
DeMeco Ryans is major loss on and off the field.
Mark Sanchez knew it would likely take an injury for his second chance in the NFL. Now, Sanchez is looking to make the most of his opportunity.
St. Joseph’s will open its season on Friday, November 14th, at home against FDU.
The Eagles are confident that Sanchez is ready.
J.J. Watt will look to continue with his dominance against the Eagles.
Both areas are dealing with injuries as the Eagles get set to take on the Texans in Houston on Sunday. The concerns are greater on the offensive line which has already dealt with it’s share of injuries. The latest is Todd Herremans, whose battle with a bicep injury has left his status uncertain for Sunday. Herremans has been able to practice, and Chip Kelly will see how Herremans progresses during the week before making a decision about Sunday.
Even though the Eagles have a better record than most teams in the NFC, Foles has made his share of mistakes this season. The quarterback has thrown nine interceptions after throwing just two a year ago. Some are now questioning if Foles is the long-term answer at quarterback, but the Eagles’ signal caller isn’t worried about any outside criticism.
Chip Kelly shared his thoughts on the Eagles loss to the Cardinals.
The Eagles are preparing for Arizona’s decisive home field advantage.
It is only week eight in the NFL and the seventh game for the Eagles, but Sunday’s game against Arizona could have large ramifications down the road.
Jason Kelce, Mychal Kendricks, Chris Polk and Darren Sproles were all back on the field with a game at Arizona looming on Sunday. While there are no guarantees that all of the injured players will be back on Sunday, Quarterback Nick Foles was happy to see so many familiar faces back at practice.
The Eagles now get ready for the bye coming off their best performance of the season.
The Eagles-Giants rivalry is in full swing.