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. 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.
The Eagles will get their first look at Titans rookie Zach Mettenberger.
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Halloween was last month, but there was plenty of scary videos at the Eagles practice facility.
The Eagles will have to bounce back after the blowout against the Packers.
LeSean McCoy stressed team success over individual stats after rough day vs. Carolina.
The Eagles will travel to Green Bay to take on a Packers’ squad with one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Chip Kelly had talked about how his team strives for perfection each week even if they can’t achieve it. Despite coming close against Carolina, Kelly believes his team still has room for improvement.
The Panthers have not met expectations following their division title last season.
DeMeco Ryans is major loss on and off the field.
Mark Sanchez knew it would likely take an injury for his second chance in the NFL. Now, Sanchez is looking to make the most of his opportunity.
St. Joseph’s will open its season on Friday, November 14th, at home against FDU.
The Eagles are confident that Sanchez is ready.
J.J. Watt will look to continue with his dominance against the Eagles.
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