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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Closing Of Heavily Traveled Bridge Sends Commuters Scrambling For Alternatives

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Non-Profit Looking To Dispose Of Older Thermostats

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Philadelphia Student Organizes Equal Rights Amendment March

A student at Friends Select School in Philadelphia organized a march and rally Thursday afternoon to raise awareness about a highly-charged political and social issue.


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Villanova University Marks 175th Anniversary With Massive Food Drive

Villanova University is kicking off a celebration this week of the 175th anniversary of its founding by a group of Irish Augustinian priests.


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Philadelphia’s Archbishop Launches Annual Catholic Charities Appeal

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput says the theme of this year’s fundraising campaign is: “Giving hope to all.”


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New federal rules on medical certifications for pilots and related online training modules are generating an enthusiastic response.


Dr. Christopher Fiorentino, was picked as the new president at West Chester University on Thursday. He had been serving as the interim president since last April. Fiorentino first came to the campus in 1983 as an economics professor and stayed. (credit: Mark Abrams)

West Chester University President On Sanctuary Campus Status: ‘We’re Going To Follow The Law’

While the new president says the university is supportive of all of its students, he won’t break the law.


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Better Business Bureau Survey Says One Scam Tops The List This Year

No matter who it is, she said, never surrender any personal information to an unsolicited caller.


Dr. Christopher Fiorentino, was picked as the new president at West Chester University on Thursday. He had been serving as the interim president since last April. Fiorentino first came to the campus in 1983 as an economics professor and stayed. (credit: Mark Abrams)

West Chester University Selects New President

West Chester University has selected a new president, and the search committee didn’t have to go far to find him.


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Text Service Provides SEPTA Riders Quick Access To Bus Schedules

On the upcoming cold winter days, SEPTA says its riders can use texts to get information about when the next bus will be arriving at their stop.


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AG Office Encourages Consumers To Be Smart When Buying A Car

She said they’ve been cracking down on those selling vehicles that aren’t roadworthy or misrepresenting vehicles in on-line or print advertisements.


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Penn State Fans Facing Tight Security For Rose Bowl Festivities

Hundreds of Penn State fans are in southern California for the annual Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game where the Nittany Lions face USC — and the fans are facing extensive security.


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Local Project Connects Students With Nuns

Students are connecting with nuns associated with Rosemont College in Bryn Mawr as part of a project chronicling the lives and experiences of women religious.


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Crews Working On Columbus Boulevard Water Main Are Hampered By Delaware River Tide

He said crews are optimistic they’ll be able to complete repairs by Friday.


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Construction along I-95 between Cottman Avenue and Bridge Street is done and PennDOT crews are getting ready to fully re-open all lanes of the highway.



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