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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.

 

 

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Founder Of Local Organization Talks Celiac On ‘The Doctors’

The founder of an Ambler-based organization focused on promoting research and support for those with celiac disease appeared on “The Doctors” daytime talk program on Tuesday.

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Cops: Arrest Made In Fatal Shooting Of Teen In Mayfair

Police say an arrest has been made in the deadly shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Mayfair last week.

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Mayor Kenney answers a call in the city's 3-1-1 center in City Hall on Thursday and pledged to personally follow up on the caller's concerns. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Mayor Kenney Recognizes City’s Problem Solvers

Kenney says the 60 or so people who staff the 3-1-1 operation are dedicated public employees.

12/01/2016

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Philly Police, FOP Collect Old Cell Phones For Victims Of Domestic Abuse

The Philadelphia Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police are spearheading a drive to collect old cell phones to help victims of domestic violence.

11/30/2016

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City Officials Set New Goals For Youth Summer Employment

Mayor Jim Kenney and other city officials talked about the importance of the jobs program and how it can put young people on the right path.

11/29/2016

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Today Is Deadline To File Challenge To PA Election Results

Jill Stein can’t actually contest the results herself.

11/28/2016

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Beaver Valley Tract In Delaware County Will Not Be Flipped Into Housing Development

The 240 acres, adjacent to the First State National Historical Park in Concord Township, is now under an agreement of sale to the Conservation Fund, based in Arlington, VA, the Brandywine Conservancy and the Mount Cuba Center in Delaware.

11/25/2016

Edith Kutcher is honored with a 100th birthday celebration Thursday at the KleinLife Center in Northeast Philadelphia. Photo credit: KYW's Mark Abrams

Long-Time Kleinlife Library Volunteer Celebrates Two Life Milestones

Kutcher said her secret to long life is not dwelling on your own problems.

11/17/2016

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Conference In Philly Weighs Treatments For COPD

Researchers and medical professionals from across the globe are gathered in Philadelphia for a conference to review the latest therapies for treating the debilitating lung disease, COPD.

11/16/2016

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Colin Powell Offers To Help President-Elect Trump At Philadelphia Forum

On Tuesday he spoke for this first time since the election…

11/15/2016

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Philadelphia’s Archbishop Vying For Another Shot As VP Of American Bishops Conference

Three years ago, he just missed being elected vice president of the group.

11/14/2016

Susan Ward and Sharita Flaherty of the Bucks County Health Department were organizers of Thursday's Sexual Wellness Conference at Bucks County Community College in Bristol Township. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Bucks County Conference Tackles The Myths And Facts About HIV

Sharita Flaherty says one of the critical steps in fighting the disease is for sexually-active people to get tested.

11/10/2016

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New Cardinal Close By, But Still No Red Hat For Philly Archbishop

The appointment of a new leader for the nearby Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey is causing some ripples in church politics as far south as Philadelphia.

11/09/2016

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What Does Trump Victory, US Senate Staying In Republican Hands Mean For Supreme Court?

A Temple University law scholar says not much may change right away.

11/09/2016

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PAC Reaches Out To Amish To Vote

An unusual get-out-the-vote effort is under way in Pennsylvania today.

11/08/2016

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