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.

 

Michal Neuvirth

Flyers Goalie Michal Neuvirth Collapses On Ice

Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth collapsed on the ice during the first period of the team’s game with the New Jersey Devils at the Wells Fargo Center.

04/01/2017

QB Compitition Heats Up At Temple’s Spring Practice

With Walker gone to graduation, the competition is as wide open as many of the Temple receivers were in 2016.

03/21/2017

Jay Wright

Wildcats Still Recovering From NCAA Defeat

In time, the Villanova seniors will get a chance to look back at a remarkable four-year run. That time hasn’t arrived just yet.

03/21/2017

Villanova Wildcats Shuffle Off To Buffalo Early For NCAA Tournament

The Villanova Wildcats had very little time off thanks to Mother Nature.

03/13/2017

No. 2 Villanova Wins Big East Tourney, 74-60 Over Creighton

This was their third Big East Tournament title, the others coming in 1995 and 2015.

03/11/2017

Cats Survive Thriller Against Seton Hall, 55-53

Josh Hart scored 19 points, including the game-winning basket with 9.6 seconds to play and No. 2 Villanova beat Seton Hall 55-53 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament.

03/10/2017

Villanova: Cats Cruise In Big East Opener

One down, two to go for Villanova.

03/09/2017

Revenge Not On Villanova’s Mind Ahead Of Rematch With Butler

Butler is one of two teams that has beaten Villanova this season.

02/21/2017

Villanova Looks To Bounce Back Against #12 Virginia

There will be a palpable buzz at the Center on Sunday when the Wildcats and Cavaliers do battle.

01/27/2017

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Pete Mackanin: ‘I Feel Like We Can Play .500’

The outfield received a boost with the additions of Howie Kendrick and Michael Saunders.

01/18/2017

Villanova Focused On Xavier, Not Rankings

For the first time in five weeks, Villanova is not the number one team in the nation.

01/09/2017

Eagles Wonder What Might Have Been

As the Eagles packed their bags and cleaned out their lockers after a 7-9 campaign, many players believed they were close to a playoff berth in 2016.

01/02/2017

Bennie Logan Prepares For Free Agency, Hoping To Stay With Eagles

Logan is set to hit the free agent market after the Eagles finish their season on Sunday against Dallas.

12/29/2016

Eagles Brace For Quick Turn Around Before TNF Against Giants

The Eagles prepare for a quick turn around as they face the Giants on Thursday.

12/20/2016

Matthews Striving For Excellence Down The Stretch

Jordan Matthews knows he has been getting his share of opportunities t catch the football. His quarterback has been throwing plenty of passes.

12/15/2016

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Eagles Expecting Maximum Effort In Game Against Washington

No professional athlete ever likes having their effort questioned. Such was the case for several Eagles last Sunday.

12/07/2016

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Eagles’ Offense Searching For Answers

The offense has been a big concern in recent weeks.

12/02/2016

Eagles’ Defense Looks To Get Back On Track

The Eagles highly touted pass rush has been neutralized.

12/01/2016

Nelson Agholor

Agholor Gets Fresh Perspective

Nelson Agholor believes he has a greater appreciation of his job than ever before.

11/30/2016

Eagles Not Taking Struggling Packers Lightly

Green Bay is 4-6 and heading to Philadelphia on playoff life support.

11/23/2016

Temple Owls Look For Berth In Conference Title Game

Temple needs one more win over East Carolina this Saturday night to clinch the American Athletic Conference East Division.

11/22/2016

Eagles Brace For Noisy Seattle

The Seattle Seahawks have arguably the loudest home field advantage in the NFL. The Eagles’ eardrums will have a chance to experience the noise on Sunday.

11/16/2016

Owls Look To Move Closer To Conference Championship Birth

Temple has had an impressive turnaround this season…

11/15/2016

Eagles Defense Braces For High-Flying Falcons

In a year where the race to the Super Bowl in the NFC is wide open, the Atlanta Falcons have emerged as a serious contender.

11/10/2016

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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

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 Brace For ‘Biggest Game Of The Year’

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

10/28/2016

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

Eagles Look To Shut Down Balanced Cowboys

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

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