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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Owls Hoping For Deep Run In American Tourney

Temple appears to be on the NCAA Tournament bubble as selection Sunday approaches. The Owls are paying little attention these days.

03/11/2015

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Kelly Answers Plenty Of Questions As He Breaks His Silence

Chip Kelly spoke to reporters for the first time since the end of the regular season. The man making the decisions for the Eagles had plenty to say.

03/11/2015

Villanova's Darrun Hilliard addresses reporters as the team get set for the Big East Tournament. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Wildcats Hoping For Happier Ending At Big East Tournament

Villanova will enter the Big East Tourney with the top seed.

03/09/2015

Jay Wright talks to KYW's Ed Benki (Photo credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Wildcats Bracing For Red-Hot Red Storm

The No. 4 Villanova Wildcats finish their regular season on Saturday against St. John’s.

03/06/2015

Chip Kelly (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kelly Declines Comment On Reported McCoy Trade

Chip Kelly was the keynote speaker at the JCC Awards in Cherry Hill Tuesday night.

03/03/2015

Jay Wright talks to KYW's Ed Benki (Photo credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Jay Wright: ‘It Gets To Be More Of Challenge Every Day’

Villanova has a tough road test on Saturday at Xavier.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/27/2015

The Temple Owls prepare for their rematch with Cincinnati. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Red-Hot Owls Set For Rematch With Cincinnati

The Temple Owls will have a chance at revenge against Cincinnati on Tuesday.

02/09/2015

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Owls Bracing For Brown, SMU

The Temple Owls will be looking to bounce back from a difficult loss. Larry Brown will be standing in their way.

01/13/2015

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Eagles May Make Changes In The Secondary

Eagles fans have been demanding changes in the secondary after watching opposing wide receivers burn the Birds with big plays. There is a possibility the fans may get their wish.

12/23/2014

Chip Kelly addressed the media on Monday after the Eagles were eliminated from playoff contention over the weekend. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

A Combative Chip Kelly Vows Eagles Will Play To Win Sunday

Chip Kelly is promising that his team will do their all to win on Sunday.

12/22/2014

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Eagles Expect A Tough Challenge From Washington

It has been a difficult year for the Redskins, who enter Saturday’s contest against the Eagles with a record of 3-11. Quarterback controversies as well as losing have made this a difficult football season in the nation’s capital. However, the Eagles are expecting to get the best the Redskins have to offer in a game Chip Kelly’s squad needs to win to keep its playoff hopes alive.

12/17/2014

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Eagles Offense Looks To Rebound Against Washington

After sputtering against Seattle and putting together an inconsistent effort against Dallas, the offensive unit knows time is running out. With just two games left on the regular season schedule, the Eagles will need to produce more points or their playoff hopes will fade away.

12/16/2014

Chip Kelly addresses the media the day after the Eagles loss to the Cowboys. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Will Need Some Help To Save Their Season

The Eagles hopes to make the playoffs are in jeopardy following Dallas loss.

12/15/2014

The Eagles hit the practice field to prepare for their match up with Dallas. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Are Happy For High Stakes In December

The Eagles are thankful for meaningful games in December.

12/11/2014

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Eagles Expecting A Healthier Tony Romo

When the Eagles faced the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, Dallas Quarterback Tony Romo crumbled in the face of the fierce Eagles pass rush. The Eagles are preparing for a much healthier Romo on Sunday night.

12/10/2014

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