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.
A first place showdown with the Dallas Cowboys is looming, but the Eagles continue to field questions about their quarterback situation.
As the Eagles get ready to face the Buccaneers in Tampa, Vick continues to recover from a hamstring injury. While most believe Vick won’t be ready to play on Sunday, he says he is still hopeful he will be able to take the field.
After an 0-3 start, the Flyers fired Laviolette and replaced him with Craig Berube. The former Flyer served as an assistant under Laviolette, and described what he believes needs to change for the team to get back on the winning track.
The Eagles say they have put their 52-20 Denver debacle behind them and are looking forward to facing the New York Giants on Sunday. Michael Vick said the team was eager to get back to work and focus on the Giants.
The youth movement is on for the 76ers.
Peyton Manning has been the talk of the football world over the first three weeks of the season. The Eagles will get an up close and personal look at the Broncos quarterback on Sunday.
The players spent much of Monday trying to correct their mistakes from Sunday’s 33-30 loss to the Chargers. The sting of the defeat was still evident in the locker room on Monday and players such as Kurt Coleman were more worried about winning than beating their former coach.
A short turnaround hasn’t stopped the Eagles from keeping their focus.
The Eagles put up 26 of their 33 points in the first half against the Redskins as Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense operated with impressive efficiency.
General Manager Howie Roseman says the team may not be done making roster moves before the season opener.
The top players on both offense and defense will play at least a half on Saturday when the Eagles face the Jaguars in Jacksonville. Coach Chip Kelly said there is a possibility many may play into the third quarter depending on the number of snaps for each unit in the first half.
The Eagles will play their third preseason game Saturday night in Jacksonville. It will have considerably more meaning than the first two games.
Coach Chip Kelly talked to both quarterbacks Monday morning and informed them of his decision. For Vick, the decision served as a validation for his decision to remain with the Eagles this season.
One day after holding an open practice at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles were back at the Novacare Complex on Sunday.
On Sunday, Williams suggested that no other teams in the NFL feared the Eagles defense, and that the team needed to have the type of attitude the Eagles had during the day Brian Dawkins roamed the secondary. Williams said on Monday his Sunday comments were taken out of context.