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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. 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.

 

Eagles Hoping Darby Will Help Solve Cornerback Issues

In the NFL, Howie Roseman understands you have to give to get.

08/11/2017

Eagles Practice In Front Of Fans One More Time

The passion of Eagles’ fans remains sky-high and Eagles Nation was well-represented at the Linc on Sunday morning.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/06/2017

Eagles Offense Looks To Continue To Improve

Much of training camp is about working out the mistakes before the start of the regular season.

08/03/2017

Eagles Secondary Eager To Step Up This Season

Most NFL experts believe the Eagles cornerbacks may be the weakest position on the team. Don’t tell that to the them.

08/02/2017

Eagles Begin Live Tackling At Camp

Tuesday was the first day the Eagles included live tackling in their workouts.  

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

Eagles Get First Taste Of Lincoln Financial Field As Training Camp Continues

On a sun-soaked Sunday morning, nearly 23,000 fans welcomed the Eagles home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/30/2017

Nelson Agholor

Agholor Hoping For Breakout Season

Nelson Agholor insists 2017 will be different.

07/28/2017

Eagles Full Squad Workouts Set To Begin

It gets real on Thursday.

07/26/2017

Refreshed Carson Wentz Is Ready For Eagles 2017 Season

As part of a team bonding trip with Wentz in North Dakota earlier this summer, the quarterback and several of his teammates hit the links.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/25/2017

Eagles Kickoff Training Camp 2017

The day was the first of three limited to rookies, quarterbacks and selected veterans with the first full squad workout scheduled for Thursday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/24/2017

Eagles Ready For Down Time

Some of the Eagles’ skill players will spend time with Carson Wentz in North Dakota.

06/15/2017

carson wentz

Wentz Working To Improve At Mini-Camp

For Wentz, the goal is to continue to improve while understanding the outside noise of panic is part of life in the NFL.

06/14/2017

Eagles Battle The Heat On First Day Of Mini-Camp

The Eagles were able to get a crash course on making adjustments on the first day of mini-camp.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2017

Eagles Coaches Pleased With Start Of Off-Season

The Eagles are gearing up for their mandatory mini-camp this week. The team’s assistant coaches believe the off-season is off to a strong start.

06/12/2017

Eagles Striving For Right Offensive Chemistry

Alshon Jeffery believes the chemistry is growing on the offensive end both on and off the field.

06/05/2017

Eagles practice

Derek Barnett Making A Strong First Impression

To say expectations are high for Derek Barnett would be an understatement. That’s what happens when you break the record of a legend.

05/30/2017

Wentz Takes Command Of Eagles Offense

For Wentz, it’s a far cry from where he was 12 months ago.

05/23/2017

Eagles Rookies Get Their First Taste Of The NFL

The Eagles rookies are all getting a chance to start on an even playing field.

05/12/2017

Pete Mackanin To Reach 50th Year In MLB With Phillies

The Phillies’ manager has been working in the sport for nearly half a century.

05/11/2017

Eagles Stay The Course In Draft

“Solid” instead of “sexy” would be the best way to describe the 2017 Draft for the Eagles, and that may not be such a bad thing.

04/29/2017

Derek Barnett

Derek Barnett: ‘To Be Compared To Reggie White Is A Blessing’

Barnett finished with 33 sacks in 39 games at Tennessee and hopes to continue to pile up sacks in the NFL.

04/28/2017

malcolm jenkins

After Trade Rumors, Jenkins Moving Forward

Malcolm Jenkins understands the business of the NFL.

04/24/2017

Phillies Look To Elevate Offensive Game In 2017 Season

The veteran believes the players will benefit after going through the 2016 season together.

04/02/2017

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

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