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. 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.
Temple has had an impressive turnaround this season…
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.
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.
On Wednesday, Agholor apologized for his remarks after Sunday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
The Owls have won five of six, while the Huskies have dropped five off their last six.
The Dallas Cowboys will never be “just another game” for Eagles Nation.
There was only one offensive touchdown by the Eagles in their 21-10 win over Minnesota.
The Eagles and Cowboys will meet Sunday night in an NFC East showdown in Dallas.
In addition to wins, the Owls needed leadership after being hit hard by graduation.
Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz will have to find a way to slow down Bradford and the rest of the unbeaten Vikings.
Head Coach Doug Pederson made it clear the team is not treating Vaitai’s situation as a week-to-week process.
“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.”
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.
After a 3-0 start, the Eagles were forced to go on vacation. They can’t wait to get back to work.
This will not be Schwartz’s first game back in Detroit since being fired by the Lions.