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.



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On Lancaster Walk on the Drexel’s campus, the emphasis was on protecting and caring for the environment.


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Police say the dispute ended with the wife shooting her husband one time in the abdomen.


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The archdiocese entered the world of Facebook Live by broadcasting Holy Week rites on Archbishop Charles Chaput’s Facebook page.


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More than a thousand workers at Philadelphia International Airport voted overwhelmingly last week to unionize.


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The victory sweet for nearly 1,400 workers at the airport who are joining 32BJ, Service Employees International Union.


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MontCo Priest Curates Catholic Relics Exhibit

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Philadelphia police say two burglars got away with more than 1-million-dollars of high-end jewelry after breaking into a Northeast Philadelphia shop.


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