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.
A Philadelphia police officer is charged with striking and killing a man while speeding in his personal car along Cottman Avenue while off-duty last January.
Starting at 7 p.m., the Ben Franklin Parkway closes at 20th Street all the way up to the Art Museum.
A little bit of luck and the internet enabled a song from a Philadelphia-based indie band to make it on to an promotional trailer for an upcoming Netflix series.
Harris Steinberg is Drexel University’s specialist in urban planning and civic engagement. He was tapped to serve as chairman of the panel.
On Lancaster Walk on the Drexel’s campus, the emphasis was on protecting and caring for the environment.
A former coast guard cutter with a historic past is heading to a new home off the Jersey-Delaware coast.
Police say the dispute ended with the wife shooting her husband one time in the abdomen.
The archdiocese entered the world of Facebook Live by broadcasting Holy Week rites on Archbishop Charles Chaput’s Facebook page.
For the first time in many years, the Ukrainian Catholic Church will mark the celebration of Easter this weekend with the Latin Rite Catholic Church calendar.
More than 300 priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia gathered on Thursday to renew their vows during a special mass.
According to Wolk, airlines can deny you a seat, but once you’re on board that’s a different story.
More than a thousand workers at Philadelphia International Airport voted overwhelmingly last week to unionize.
The Office for Black Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is preparing to launch a campaign with a dual purpose.
The victory sweet for nearly 1,400 workers at the airport who are joining 32BJ, Service Employees International Union.
An advanced placement history class of seniors gathered in the school library for the special observance.
He says the target right now is the middle schools, particularly sixth graders.
An exhibit highlighting the history of rowing in Philadelphia opens Friday, March 31 and runs through October at the Independence Seaport Museum.
Paul Robeson High School on Ludlow Street was the site for the first in a citywide series of seminars called “Money Smart.”
Among the collection: relics of Philadelphia Saints John Neumann and Katharine Drexel, the recently canonized Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Pope Saint John Paul II.
State Rep. Stephen Kinsey led the hearing into on-going community complaints about nuisance bars and “Stop-and-Gos.”
The Forward Promise organization launched a Philadelphia-based operation on Wednesday aimed at supporting African-American youth.
Police say it happened early Monday morning at Kim Thanh Jewelry located in the 5500 block of Whitaker Avenue.
Philadelphia police say two burglars got away with more than 1-million-dollars of high-end jewelry after breaking into a Northeast Philadelphia shop.
Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say they need to upgrade the electronics in the Express Lanes and that’s a job that can’t be accomplished with traffic flowing through them.
PennDOT’s Brad Rudolph says managers and their road crews can’t wait to launch their attack on the storm later tonight.
If you’re heading to the Jersey shore on vacation this summer, you should be in for some smooth sailing, at least as far as the drive is concerned.
Authorities in New Jersey are performing forensic tests on a severed human leg found washed up on the shore of the National Park in Gloucester County.
The Radnor Township commissioners recently decided Villanova University was within its rights to place two metal crosses on top of the stonework on opposite sides of the bridge.
Governor Tom Wolf visited the Plymouth Meeting campus of a growing healthcare concierge service, and brought along a state contribution it its employee training program.
Several hundred Catholics gathered at the Cathedral Basilica in Philadelphia to take part in Ash Wednesday services marking the start of Lent.