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.
Despite the return of Michael Vick from a hamstring injury, Nick Foles will be the Eagles starting quarterback this Sunday and will likely remain the starter for the rest of the season.
There will be a lot on the line Sunday at the Linc when the Eagles face the Redskins. Just ask anyone but the Eagles.
The last time the Eagles and Redskins met was opening night. The Eagles expect a tougher test in Sunday’s rematch.
“Chip Kelly challenged us after the game,” said Jackson. “He challenged us to have a great week of practice so we could do what we need to do and get a win in front of our home crowd. They deserve it.”
Even with Aaron Rodgers sidelined, the Eagles are preparing for a difficult test on Sunday.
Every football team catches good and bad breaks during the season. The Eagles are catching a very good one this week.
This is a critical game for the Eagles, who have lost back-to-back division games. Despite being 3-5, the Eagles are just one game out of first place in the NFC East.
Chip Kelly knows Nick Foles will be his starting quarterback on Sunday in Oakland. That’s all the information the coach will give about the future of the position.
The Eagles and Giants will meet for the second time this month on Sunday, and both teams are in dire need of a victory.
While all signs point towards Michael Vick starting against the Giants on Sunday, the Eagles quarterback wasn’t about to make any guarantees.
Hearing the name “Dallas Cowboys” is enough to boil the blood of most Eagles fans, but many of the current players are taking the high road.
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.