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.
Quarterback Carson Wentz learned on Saturday that he has a hairline fracture of his ribs.
Pederson added Mychal Kendricks, Malcolm Smith and rookie Wendell Smallwood to the inactive list.
Coach Doug Pederson announced Carson Wentz will play the bulk of the second half.
The defense continues to get a crash course on Jim Schwarz’s system.
Keeping Mathews on the field has been the problem.
Over the past two practices, four key Eagles’ players have suffered injuries.
It has been an eventful two years for Sam Bradford.
This is not Chip Kelly’s training camp.
The players will rest up before another busy stretch of six straight days of camp.
A crowd of 18,276 was in attendance Sunday to watch the Eagles go through another training camp workout.
On Saturday, the Eagles got physical on the field.
Ryan Mathews averaged five yards per carry last season.
Mother Nature sent the Eagles indoors for their first full-squad workout of training camp, but the wet weather hardly dampened the enthusiasm of the team.
Head Coach Doug Pederson has seen the helmet cam in action before as an assistant in Kansas City.
“I’ll take a 42-41 game. I might not sleep well afterwards, but I’ll take it.”