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Mark Abrams

Mark AbramsMark Abrams is a versatile part of the KYW Newsradio family, serving as a reporter, anchor and editor.

A graduate of Kutztown State College, he got his start in the industry in the mid-1970s as a talk-show producer, later serving as a reporter, news anchor, and news director for the former WHUM in Reading, Pa.

He was lured to the print side of the media business in 1981, working for nearly 18 years as a reporter, columnist and desk editor for the Reading Eagle and Reading Times newspapers. He covered a variety of beats and assignments including city and county government and politics, the police desk, transportation, public utilities and state regulatory agencies.

Abrams is a Fellow of the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was selected to pursue studies in two important areas: (1) the nuclear industry and the impact of the Three Mile Island accident; and (2) the information superhighway.

In addition, Abrams is an adjunct professor at Temple University where he teaches writing for mass media and broadcast newswriting.

Abrams has worked for a number of stations in Philadelphia including WPEN and WIP, serving as a weekend news anchor at both of those stations.

He also appears as a reporter for Berks Community Television coverage of the Berks County primary and general elections on Comcast Cable.

In April 2005, Mark traveled to Rome for KYW Newsradio, where he provided extensive coverage of the selection of Pope Benedict XVI following the death of John Paul II.

It wasn’t Mark’s first trip to Rome. In 2000, he covered the pilgrimage for the canonization of Philadelphia’s St. Katharine Drexel for KYW Newsradio.

Mark is an avid amateur radio operator. He is the proud father of four children.

 

 

Philadelphia Tackles Storm Water With Green Spaces

It’s more than just new playgrounds being erected with gardens in Philadelphia. They’re actually all part of the city’s long-term plan to reduce the flow of storm water and pollution into the Delaware River.

14 hours ago

Philly Church Musicians Plan 2018 Dublin Pilgrimage

The Association of Church Musicians in Philadelphia is marking its 50th anniversary with a special pilgrimage set for next August.

10/20/2017

Transformed Green Schoolyard Opens At Fishtown Elementary School

The former asphalt surface at the Alexander Adaire School along East Palmer Street now contains a new, safer play area and a green space.

10/18/2017

Philly School District Announces Efforts To Redesign Arts Education

The School District of Philadelphia is re-designing its arts education program in the wake of a study showing the arts community, teachers and civic leaders are looking for more opportunities for youngsters.

10/17/2017

Local Ham Radio Club Celebrates Special Anniversary

Ham radio operators from the Delaware Valley will be participating in a statewide test this weekend, but one group is marking the occasion by observing a special anniversary.

10/13/2017

Ambulance Group Honors King Of Prussia Company For CPR Training

Ambulance Group Honors King Of Prussia Company For CPR Training

A King of Prussia company is recognized by a community ambulance organization for launching a first-aid training tool. 

10/12/2017

Sen. Coons Voices Concern With Trump’s Threat To Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says reports that Trump’s threatened move telegraphs a bad message to our allies and adversaries.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

Protesters Voice Opposition To Temple University’s Proposed Football Stadium

A Temple spokesman released a statement saying, contrary to recent published reports no final decision has been made.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

Philadelphia Archdiocese To Be Consecrated To Our Lady Of Fatima

Philadelphia’s Archbishop will lead a historic event in the life of the Archdiocese next Sunday.

10/09/2017

PA Attorney General Working To Take Down Phone Scammers

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General is appealing to the FCC and the US Senate to take down phone scammers who are bilking senior citizens out of millions of dollars annually.

10/08/2017

PA Medical Marijuana Growing Operation Wants To Sell It

Franklin Labs now admits it really wanted a clinical research permit to study the effective medical uses of marijuana.

10/04/2017

Cherry Hill Church Celebrates 50th Year Of Annual Greek Festival

St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill kicks off its Greek Agora – or festival – on Thursday with an emphasis on what else, Greek dishes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/03/2017

PA Attorney General Urges Consumers To Act On Equifax

Pennsylvania’s attorney general says doing nothing to protect yourself in the wake of the Equifax credit security breach is not a good strategy.

09/30/2017

Anthem Philly Organizes Beer And Bishops Bash

They hang out at Anthem Philly on Facebook and now they’re planning an Octoberfest bash with a twist.

09/30/2017

Cathedral Basilica Hosting Public Rosary Prayer

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is inviting all to join in publicly praying the rosary at the Cathedral Basilica next Saturday evening.

09/29/2017

SEPTA Sunday Work To Affect 3 Regional Rail Lines

SEPTA’s Kristin Mestre-Velez says the work will affect commuters who use the Lansdale/Doylestown, West Trenton, and Warminster lines.

09/29/2017

Garden Commemorates Philadelphia Visit Of Pope Francis, World Meeting Of Families

The memorial garden and plaques are positioned just off Race Street, near 18th Street, next to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Parkway.

09/28/2017

Power Pool Marks Anniversary, Preps For Threats To Network

The PJM Interconnection, based in the Valley Forge area, is responsible for overseeing a networked electricity distribution system that serves 13 states and the District of Columbia.

09/27/2017

Pa. Turnpike Commission Postpones Planned Closing Of Northeast Extension

Engineers planned to close the Northeast Extension so they could replace two existing bridges in a process known as a bridge slide.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/26/2017

40 Arrested In Chester County ‘Operation Silent Night’

Forty people identified as violent offenders in Chester County, including one who was running guns across state lines, were taken off the street during a three-month operation run by the District Attorney.

09/26/2017

$50 Million Ronald McDonald House Construction Underway

Good weather and a flow of dollars have enabled construction crews in West Philadelphia to make strong progress on laying the foundation for the expansion of the Ronald McDonald house.

09/25/2017

Real Life Catholic Host Chris Stefanick To Make Stop In Philly

Real Life Catholic Host Chris Stefanick To Make Stop In Philly

In need of a reboot of your faith life? An international evangelist who has a big presence on Catholic TV and radio is coming to the Philadelphia suburbs for two events in early October.

09/23/2017

Westbound Schuylkill Expressway To Close For Road Work

Motorists who use the westbound Schuylkill Expressway passing in the area of 30th Street will face potential late-night delays and detours this week.

09/23/2017

Treasure Trove Of Historical Data Finds New Home In Northeast Philadelphia

Until a few months ago, it had been in a crypt at St. Martin’s Chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/22/2017

Philly Archdiocese’s Treasure Trove Of Historical Data Finds New Home

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has moved its historical archives into a new home in the Northeast.

09/22/2017

Mercy Hospital Plants New Time Capsule To Mark 100th Anniversary

Mercy Hospital in West Philadelphia marked its 100th anniversary on Thursday with the placement of a new time capsule in a cornerstone adjacent to the front doors.

09/21/2017

Rep. Boyle Introduces Bill To Deter Companies From Moving Jobs Overseas

Rep. Boyle Introduces Bill To Deter Companies From Moving Jobs Overseas

A congressman representing Northeast Philadelphia is introducing legislation to lift tax incentives for companies who move their operations out of the U.S.

09/20/2017

Philly-Based Foreign Policy Expert Calls Trump UN Speech ‘Clear And Direct’

Edward Turzanski, a fellow with the Foreign Policy Research Institute, says no one can accuse President Trump of clarity problems with this speech.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

WINE Conference Heading For Doylestown

A well-known Doylestown shrine will be the setting for a WINE conference next month – but it’s not the kind you pour from a bottle.

09/16/2017

Program Connects Students In Low-Income Schools With Arts

The School District of Philadelphia is reaping big benefits from a program that connects artists with public service in the classroom.

09/16/2017

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