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.

 

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

(credit: Ed Benkin)

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

Jim Schwartz

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

Eagles vs. Browns

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

(credit: Ed Benkin)

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

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

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