Mark 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.
The Museum of Girl Scout History is located in the basement of the Girl Scouts Valley Forge Service Center along Valley Forge Road – not far from the historic park.
This marks the 21st year the creche has been erected the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Students from Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School joined fire department brass at their Spring Garden headquarters Wednesday to deliver tree safety tips for the Christmas holidays.
With mixed emotions, Duke Gastiger and his wife, Monica, made the announcement recently on social media that their two iconic businesses would be closing.
A ceremonial groundbreaking for work on a key connection along the Tacony Trail in Tacony Creek Park was held Thursday.
Pennsylvania’s auditor general says “total administrative chaos” is preventing him from completing an audit of the Chester Upland School District.
Philadelphia’s largest emergency shelter for the homeless is asking the community for help as the holidays near.
The largest emergency shelter for the homeless in Philadelphia is launching a two-pronged plea for help as the holidays approach.
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion throws open its doors to the public next Sunday for a behind-the-scenes tour of campus life.
The organization that manages the regional power pool for this area is gearing up for a colder than normal winter.
Pennsylvania’s attorney general is demanding answers within two weeks from the management of Uber about the impact of the latest corporate data breach the ride-sharing company recently admitted.
Today is Cyber Monday, the day retailers supposedly put their best deals online for shoppers.
Diana von Glahn, known to EWTN viewers as “The Faithful Traveler” is coming to Holy Martyrs Church in Oreland on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. to show her episode on Fatima and discuss the historical events there.
An Eagle Scout from Montgomery County has accomplished a milestone few have achieved as a member of the Boy Scouts of America.
New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy has put out the Help Wanted sign.
Construction on the nearly $40 million project is expected to be finished by January 2019.
It’s called “Religious Signs for Families” – a sign language app available for Apple and Android devices.
“The Avenue of the Arts” is touting an infrastructure investment as it prepares for its 25th anniversary celebration next year.
Ambassadors from La Salle University served an early Thanksgiving appreciation dinner on Thursday to the men and women in blue who work out of the 14th and 35th Police Districts.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese is drawing national attention for a major development project it calls “the Cathedral Block.”
Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee is the deputy director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and was part of a recent cancer forum in Philadelphia.
On this Veteran’s Day, the Department of Defense has authorized a special benefit that could impact as many as 18.5 million military veterans and retirees.
Some 400 students from high schools throughout the Delaware Valley gathered in the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday for the Anti-Defamation League’s “Courageous Conversations” conference.
A cancer forum at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday took a brief detour into politics with former Vice President Joe Biden mincing no words.
Community College of Philadelphia’s president Guy Generals says the proceeds of the event will go toward a fellowship for students.
Rod Carson, one of the founders of Shadow Traffic and a pioneer of the kind of traffic reporting you hear on KYW Newsradio, died over the weekend at his home in Lehighton, Carbon County. He was 75.
A North Philadelphia man was shot and killed early Thursday morning while sitting in his parked car just 50 feet from his family’s home.
U.S Senator Bob Casey and Governor Tom Wolf expressed concerns that the rhetoric from Capitol Hill bodes ill for Pennsylvanians.
A prominent Main Line religious and educational institution is looking at a possible move to Delaware County.
They marched on campus for the Red Sand Walk, spreading red-colored sand in the cracks in sidewalks to get the school community to join the fight to stop human trafficking.