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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Bradford Continues To Make Progress

The health of Sam Bradford could play a huge part in the success of the Eagles this season. So far, Bradford’s health appears to be of little concern.

08/06/2015

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Fans Welcome Eagles Back To Lincoln Financial Field

Fans were on hand at Lincoln Financial Field for the first open practice of Training Camp.

08/04/2015

DeMeco Ryans takes the field at Eagles training camp 2015. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Revamped Eagles Defense Ready To Step Up In 2015

Byron Maxwell is ready to be the solution to the Eagles’ problems in the secondary.

08/03/2015

(Photo Credit: KYW's Ed Benkin)

QB Bradford A Full-Go As Eagles Kickoff Camp

Bradford took snaps with the first team and was not limited during the first day of workouts. Chip Kelly was confident Bradford would be ready for the start of camp, and said before the workouts began that he didn’t expect any limitations for his quarterback.

08/02/2015

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Eagles Ready For Long Break

The Eagles finished mini-camp and Thursday and are now off until training camp begins on August 2nd.

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The Eagles are looking to make Vinny Curry more than a part-time player. (credit: Ed Benkin)

Eagles Look To Give Vinny Curry More Snaps

The Eagles are looking to make Vinny Curry more than a part-time player.

06/17/2015

Jason Peters takes the practice field for the Eagles. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Move Forward Without Evan Mathis

As the Eagles opened up a three-day mini-camp in South Philadelphia, Evan Mathis was nowhere to be found.

06/16/2015

Chip Kelly walks out to the field at Eagles OTAs. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Players Already Feeling Some Pressure At OTAs

The Eagles will have a finalized roster before the start of the regular season, but the battle for jobs has already begun.

06/09/2015

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Quarterbacks In The Spotlight At Eagles OTAs

Will Sam Bradford be ready? How much better is Mark Sanchez? Why is Tim Tebow here?

05/28/2015

From left to right: Paul Holgrem, Dave Hakstol, Ron Hextall and Ed Snider stand together following Hakstol being named head coach of the Flyers. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Flyers Go Outside The Box With Dave Hakstol Hire

The Flyers named Dave Hakstol as the team’s 19th head coach on Monday.

05/18/2015

Craig Berube continues to wait to find out if he will remain head coach of the Flyers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Craig Berube Is Forced To Play The Waiting Game

Craig Berube continues to wait to hear his fate as Flyers head coach.

04/15/2015

Notre Dame's Steve Vasturia. (credit: University of Notre Dame Sports Information Office)

SJ Prep Product Steve Vasturia Had An Impressive NCAA Tourney Run With Notre Dame

St. Joseph’s Prep product Steve Vasturia is part of a Notre Dame team which put together an impressive run in the NCAA Tournament.

04/01/2015

Quenton DeCosey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Temple Is All Set For The NIT Quarterfinals

The Temple Owls are all ready for the NIT Quarterfinals.

03/24/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 21: Head coach Jay Wright of the Villanova Wildcats walks off the floor following their 71-68 loss to the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Consol Energy Center on March 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Villanova Wildcats Try To Pick Up The Pieces

Villanova still has some healing to do after an early tournament knockout.

03/23/2015

Steve Donahue was named the 20th men's basketball coach in Penn history.  (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Donahue Comes Home To Coach The Quakers

Steve Donahue has come home. Now, he is hoping to turn Penn back into a contender.

03/17/2015

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