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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. 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.


Villanova Faces Tough Test Against West Virginia In Sweet 16

Villanova will be looking for a berth in the Elite 8 with a Sweet 16 contest in Boston, but standing in the way are the Mountaineers of West Virginia.


Villanova Wins 2nd Straight Big East Title Over Providence 76-66

Jay Wright says this type of victory may toughen his team for the upcoming NCAA Tournament.


Villanova Looking For A Repeat Performance

Villanova has felt quite at home in recent years at Madison Square Garden.  The Wildcats are hoping for another successful stay in New York.


Owls Hoping To Get To The Rim

Temple has gone cold from beyond the arch resulting in four losses in five games.


Wildcats Look To Bounce Back Against Seton Hall

Villanova has been notorious in recent years for bouncing back after defeats.  The Wildcats have faced that scenario more often than they’d like in recent weeks.


Jeffrey Lurie

Jeffrey Lurie: ‘I’m Just So Happy For Our Fans’

There could not have been a better bunch of Eagles to end the wait for the Lombardi Trophy.


Brady Is Brady, But Don’t Forget The Defense

After one week of the NFL season, the New England Patriots’ defense was a smoldering wreckage.


For The ‘Boring’ Patriots, It’s Business As Usual

New England is appearing in its tenth Super Bowl overall and eighth under Belichick.


Eagles Kicker Ready To Be A Hero

When Jake Elliott was growing up, he wasn’t dreaming about Super Bowl winning kicks. Elliott’s passion was with a different sport.


Former Super Bowl Participants Helping Eagles Teammates

There is no sporting event like the Super Bowl.  Only a handful of Eagles know first hand.


Nick Foles

Foles Stays Grounded As Eagles Prepare For Super Bowl 2018

Nick Foles has had his share of ups and downs over the past two months.  With the highest of highs now upon him, the quarterback prefers to remain grounded.


Eagles Staff Braces For The Brains Of Belichick

As the Eagles prepare to take on the Patriots in the Super Bowl, the coaches will try to outwit the man who many believe is the greatest ever to stalk the sidelines. 


Points May Be Tough To Come By On Sunday

For the second week in a row, the betting line has been the topic of conversation for an Eagles playoff game. 


For The Eagles, It’s Business As Usual

The Eagles will host the Vikings Sunday at the Linc in the NFC Championship game.


Eagles Hoping Home Field Advantage Makes The Difference

After spending all week indoors in the practice bubble, the Eagles decided to hit the field at the Linc for practice on Thursday.  It will likely be a bit louder when they are on the same field on Saturday.


Ajayi Ready To Take Center Stage

Ajayi may need plenty of fuel for Saturday’s game against Atlanta. It is clear the Eagles will try to run the football and ease the burden for Quarterback Nick Foles.


Nick Foles

Focus Is On Foles As Eagles Prep For Falcons

Nick Foles is well aware of his struggles in the final two games of the season.  The quarterback is hoping a clear head can help him move forward with the playoffs on the horizon.


Torrey Smith

Underdog Eagles Not Worried About The Oddsmakers

A little over a month ago, it would have been hard to fathom the Eagles would be playoff underdogs at home.  A torn ACL and some sloppy play down the stretch changed everything.


Eagles Get Back To Work

The Eagles won’t play their first playoff game until a week from Saturday. 


To Rest Or Not To Rest? Eagles Regulars In Limbo For Cowboys

If Doug Pederson has a plan for his rotation for Sunday, fans aren’t likely to find out about it until Sunday.


eagles black

Eagles Plan To Take Care Of Their Own Business

By the time the Eagles take the field on Monday night, they may already have the top seed in the upcoming NFC playoffs.


Eagles D-Line

Eagles Not Bothered By Pro Bowl Snubs

Six Philadelphia Eagles made the 2018 Pro Bowl. Several others could have also made the NFC roster.


Sudfeld Knows He Is One Play Away

In early September, Nate Sudfeld was looking for a job in the NFL. Today, he is one injury away from taking over at quarterback for a Super Bowl contender.


Eagles Remain Confident Despite Loss Of Wentz

The Eagles poised to move forward without their MVP candidate.


Alshon Jeffery

Eagles Give Jeffery 4-Year Contract Extension

The Eagles have announced a contract extension for Jeffery which will keep him in Philadelphia through 2021.


Eagles Ready For Tougher Challenge In Seattle

Even at 10-1, some questions remain about the Eagles outside of Philadelphia.


Wilson Will Serve As Difficult Test For Eagles

In Seattle, the defense usually sets the tone. In 2017, the quarterback is upstaging what is left of the “Legion of Boom”.


For Hungry Eagles, Division Title Is Only The First Step

You know it’s a good season when your team can clinch a division just after Thanksgiving.


Eagles Don’t See A Bear Trap On Sunday

The Eagles are 9-1, while the Chicago Bears are 3-7.  If you talk to the Eagles, you would think they are the ones playing a 9-1 team.


Jeffery Insists Sunday Will Be Just Another Game

Alshon Jeffery said before the season he had Sunday’s game against the Bears circled on his calendar.  Several months and nine victories later, Jeffery is now saying Sunday will be just another day the office.



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