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.

 

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Eagles Happy To Be Home Sunday

After starting the season at 3-0, the Eagles have dropped four of their last five. All four of their losses have taken place away from the friendly confines of Lincoln Financial Field.

11/09/2016

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Agholor Backtracks From Postgame Comments

On Wednesday, Agholor apologized for his remarks after Sunday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

11/02/2016

Photo credit: KYW's Ed Benkin

Expectations Remain High For Temple Owls

The Owls have won five of six, while the Huskies have dropped five off their last six.

11/01/2016

Eagles coach Doug Pedrson addressing the media ahead of this weekend's Eagles/Cowboys game. (Credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Brace For ‘Biggest Game Of The Year’

The Dallas Cowboys will never be “just another game” for Eagles Nation.

10/28/2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 23: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles avoids Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings as he runs for a first down during the second quarter of a game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 23, 2016 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Eagles Look To Jump-Start Offense

There was only one offensive touchdown by the Eagles in their 21-10 win over Minnesota.

10/27/2016

Fletcher Cox (credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Look To Shut Down Balanced Cowboys

The Eagles and Cowboys will meet Sunday night in an NFC East showdown in Dallas.

10/26/2016

Photo credit: KYW's Ed Benkin

Owls Look To Keep Rolling Against Cincinnati

In addition to wins, the Owls needed leadership after being hit hard by graduation.

10/25/2016

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 18: Quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after completing a touchdown pass in the third quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Packers 17-14. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Eagles Ready For Bradford

Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz will have to find a way to slow down Bradford and the rest of the unbeaten Vikings.

10/23/2016

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Big V Has Big Shoes To Fill

Head Coach Doug Pederson made it clear the team is not treating Vaitai’s situation as a week-to-week process.

10/14/2016

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 09: Running back Zach Zenner #34 of the Detroit Lions runs with the football through the defense of end Brandon Graham #55 and linebacker Stephen Tulloch #50 of the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL game at Ford Field on October 9, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Eagles Defense Looking For Bounce Back Performance

“It stings because you know that we had the game,” said Hicks. “So guys are eager and that’s the vibe around here. Guys are eager to learn and they’re eager to fix the problems.”

10/13/2016

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Owls Bracing For Improved UCF Squad

Last year, the University of Central Florida finished the season at 0-12. It will be a very different UCF squad which will take the field against Temple on Saturday night.

10/11/2016

Quarterback Carson Wentz

After Bye, Eagles Are Itching To Take Field Against Lions

After a 3-0 start, the Eagles were forced to go on vacation. They can’t wait to get back to work.

10/07/2016

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Schwartz Set To Return To Detroit

This will not be Schwartz’s first game back in Detroit since being fired by the Lions.

10/06/2016

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Eagles Ready To Get Back To Work

The Eagles were forced to take a hiatus after a 3-0 start. It is clear the team is eager to get back to work.

10/05/2016

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Owls Face Tough Test In Memphis

Temple kicked off its conference schedule with a victory over SMU last Saturday. The Owls’ second conference contest promises to be a much tougher test.

10/04/2016

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