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. But in 1993, a South Jersey cable TV system beckoned, so Benkin made the leap as sports director — handling anchoring, play-by-play, and sports-talk duties.
Since 1995, Benkin has been a sports announcer for Princeton University. He can be heard doing play-by-play during their football games, and often during hockey, lacrosse, and basketball games as well.
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, 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.
The Eagles held their first full squad workout at Lehigh Thursday afternoon.
The Eagles held another workout at Lehigh Wednesday morning.
Michael Vick says there is a positive atmosphere around Lehigh University for Eagles training camp.
The Eagles were on the practice field today for their first day of workouts at Lehigh.
With Asante Samuel gone, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has a big job to do.
Trent Cole is showing veteran leadership at OTA’s.
The Eagles continued with another day of OTAs (Organized Team Activities) in South Philadelphia on Thursday.
The Eagles concluded a three-day session for rookies and first-year veterans. Head Coach Andy Reid said it was a great start for his newcomers
Eagles general manager Howie Roseman is getting ready for next week’s NFL draft.
Even though college basketball may have been on the minds of the fans at the Palestra, the annual event raises money for the American Caner Society.
The 76ers held their “media day” at PCOM, and the players say they are excited for the start of the season.
Thurday night’s game will provide plenty of challenges for the Eagles with little preparation time for Andy Reid’s squad.
A group of 30 candidates were at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia, hoping to make the cut as Phillies’ ball girls.
“Everybody seemed refreshed, happy to be back, excited,” says quarterback Michael Vick.
The deal to sell the Sixers to a group led by New York-based leveraged buyout specialist Joshua Harris has been completed. Philadelphia native Adam Aron (photo) is the new CEO.
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