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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. 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.

 

The Flyers drafted defenseman Travis Sanheim with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 draft (Photo credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Flyers Wrap-Up Development Camp

The Flyers development camp came to an end on Tuesday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/15/2014

(Photo credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Head Into 35-Day Break

By Ed Benkin PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The off-season workouts are over for the Eagles, but the head coach will still have football on his mind during the break. The Eagles wrapped up a three-day minicamp on [...]

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/19/2014

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Jim Curtin Ready For His Chance As Union Head Coach

New Union head coach, Jim Curtin, ready for the challenge.

06/12/2014

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Eagles Focused On Fundamentals At Workouts

There is already speculation about the Eagles depth chart with off-season workouts underway. The head coach says now is not the time to worry about who is running with the top unit.

06/10/2014

Quarterback Nick Foles says every snap is critical as the team continues to get ready for the season. (credit: Ed Benkin/KYW)

Eagles Stress Importance Of OTAs

The Eagles opened up another four-day session of organized team activities. The players were excited to get back on the field, and Quarterback Nick Foles says every snap is critical as the team continues to get ready for the season.

06/09/2014

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Eagles A Year Wiser In Coaches’ System

One year later, the veterans are quite comfortable with the X’s and O’s on both sides of the football and Cornerback Cary Williams says the difference is noticeable on the field.

06/02/2014

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Eagles Wrap Up OTA Session

The Eagles have plenty of work to do before their season opener on September 7th, but the work began with the team’s organized team activities.

05/29/2014

Cornerback Jaylen Watkins #37 of the Philadelphia Eagles speaks to reporters during the rookie minicamp on May 16, 2014 at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Eagles Rookies Gather For 3-Day Mini-Camp

Many of the rookies are expected to make an immediate impact, but players such as fourth round draft choice Jaylen Watkins knows there is plenty of work to be done before the veterans arrive next week.

05/16/2014

(credit: Ed Benkin)

Hextall’s Time Arrives As Flyers Shake Up Front Office

Ron Hextall’s opportunity to be an NHL general manager was coming. The Flyers decided to speed up the process.

05/07/2014

Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers pauses following a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game Seven of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers Fall To Rangers, 2-1, In Game 7

The Flyers roller coaster 2013-14 campaign ended with a 2-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 7. As New York moves on to face Pittsburgh, players such as Jake Voracek were left with the bitter taste of defeat.

04/30/2014

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Flyers Look To Avoid Elimination

After losing to the Rangers in Game 5 of their playoff series on Sunday, the Flyers must win Game 6 tomorrow in South Philadelphia or their season will come to an end. A victory would force a seventh and deciding game in New York on Wednesday, but Claude Giroux says they first have to take care of business in Game 6.

04/28/2014

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Mason Back In Net For Critical Game 4

It was the worst kept secret in the Flyers locker room. Steve Mason will start in goal Friday night.

04/24/2014

Goalie Ray Emery #29 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a save in the second period in Game Two of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Emery Back in Net As Flyers-Rangers Series Shifts To South Philly

Emery is no stranger to the playoff spotlight. In 2007, Emery backstopped the Ottawa Senators to the Stanley Cup Finals. The veteran says he’s enjoying his opportunity.

04/21/2014

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Harris Optimistic About Sixers Future

Joshua Harris received plenty of reminders in his New York home about his team’s struggles this season. Harris said he felt the sting of every defeat with all 63 losses by the Sixers.

04/18/2014

(photo by Ed Benkin/KYW)

Flyers Ready For Rangers

The Flyers have heard all about their recent struggles at Madison Square Garden. They insist they have a clean slate in their first round playoff series.

04/15/2014

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