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 Face True Super Bowl Contenders In Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have emerged as one of the league’s top teams this season.

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Fletcher Cox Leads Eagles’ Defensive Turnaround

The Eagles defense looks quite different than the one that gave up a total of 90 points in two games.

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Chip Kelly Deserves Credit For Keeping The Eagles Together

Like him or not, Kelly must be given credit for keeping his team together and saving the Eagles’ season.

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DeMarco Murray On Future: ‘I’m Committed To Winning A Lot Of Games’ In Philadelphia

DeMarco Murray insists that there is no controversy between him and the Eagles.

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Questions Continue To Surround DeMarco Murray

As the Eagles get ready for a reunion with LeSean McCoy, their current starting running back is at the center of controversy.

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Fletcher Cox On LeSean McCoy: ‘We’ll Be Friends After The Game’

The Eagles prepare for a showdown with LeSean McCoy and the Bills this week.

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Chip Kelly Insists DeMarco Murray Still ‘Fits In’ With Eagles

Chip Kelly insists DeMarco Murray’s role hasn’t changed with the Eagles offense.

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Eagles Know They’ll Have Their Hands Full With Brady And Pats

The Eagles are ready for a tough test against the Patriots.

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HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Keenan Reynolds #19 of the Navy Midshipmen runs with the ball against the Houston Cougars at TEDECU Stadium on November 27, 2015 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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The Army-Navy game is back in Philadelphia, where many people believe it belongs.

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Eagles Need To Fix Defense

In the NFL, a lot can change in two weeks. The Eagles’ defense is providing the perfect example.

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Kelly, Eagles Again Dealing With Coaching Rumors

Ever since Chip Kelly became the head coach of the Eagles, rumors have surfaced about Kelly leaving Philadelphia and returning to college coaching.

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Eagles Quarterback Situation Remains Cloudy

Sam Bradford has passed his concussion protocol, but there is still no guarantee he will play on Thursday.

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Time is running out fast for the Eagles to save their season.

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Jameis Winston has made an instant impact in his rookie season, and the Eagles are well aware of his success.

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