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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. 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.

 

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Matthews Continues To Impress At Training Camp

Jordan Matthews went to the Eagles in the second round. Despite being the ninth receiver picked overall in the draft, Matthews has the look of a top pick so far in training camp.

08/05/2014

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Eagles Know Expectations Are High

Last year, many believed the Eagles would struggle in Chip Kelly’s first season. What a difference a year makes.

08/04/2014

The Eagles held an open practice at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, August 3rd. (Credit: Ed Benkin)

Job Battles Continue For Eagles At Linc Practice

There are still spots up for grabs as the team gets closer to the season.

08/03/2014

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Eagles Practice Before Another Day Off

The Eagles were back on the practice field before another schedule day off.

08/01/2014

Running back LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter at FedExField on September 9, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. The Philadelphia Eagles won, 33-27. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Eagles Believe They Have Weapons To Replace Jackson

The big question heading into the season for the Eagles is how life would be like without DeSean Jackson. The players believe they have the answer.

07/31/2014

Jeffrey Lurie meets with reporters at Eagles Training Camp. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Lurie Expresses Excitement For Season Ahead

Jeffrey Lurie was just as excited about his team as fans in 2013. He understands expectations are high in 2014.

07/30/2014

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Eagles Hold First Open Practice At The Linc

The Eagles are back on the field at the Linc for the first time since their playoff exit.

07/28/2014

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LeSean McCoy, Trent Cole Feud At Practice

Things were heating up in more ways than one at Eagles practice on Sunday.

07/27/2014

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Eagles Hit The Field For The First Time

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.

07/26/2014

Nick Foles addresses the media at Training Camp (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Appear Excited To Be Back On The Field

Fans have been counting the days until the start of training camp. The Eagles appear to be equally excited.

07/25/2014

The Flyers drafted defenseman Travis Sanheim with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 draft (Photo credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Flyers Wrap-Up Development Camp

The Flyers development camp came to an end on Tuesday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/15/2014

(Photo credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Head Into 35-Day Break

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 [...]

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/19/2014

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Jim Curtin Ready For His Chance As Union Head Coach

New Union head coach, Jim Curtin, ready for the challenge.

06/12/2014

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Eagles Focused On Fundamentals At Workouts

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.

06/10/2014

Quarterback Nick Foles says every snap is critical as the team continues to get ready for the season. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Stress Importance Of OTAs

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.

06/09/2014

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