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.
Police say a couple they dubbed “the Bonnie and Clyde of Delaware County” may be part of a burglary ring that broke into homes and cars in Drexel Hill and beyond the past few weeks.
As the latest winter blast picks up in intensity across the region today, the biggest impact point is expected to be Philadelphia International Airport where a handful of flight cancellations are already reported.
Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Appeals To Community To Get Behind One Of The Largest Fundraising Campaigns Of The Year
A packet in the mail and homilies preached during Masses the second weekend of February will appeal to families in the archdiocese to get behind the largest fundraising effort of the year.
Road crews had the highways and suburban streets in good shape by early Saturday morning, but for many, the task of getting the snow that fell in the western suburbs off the sidewalks and driveways was a greater challenge.
It now appears that Philadelphia will be the final stop in a three-city US that will take the pope first to Washington, DC and New York City.
Gov. Tom Corbett was tapped by Archbishop Charles Chaput to serve, along with Mayor Michael Nutter, as honorary co-chair of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, set for next September.
A veteran Vatican watcher based in our area says people shouldn’t be surprised by the 20 men Pope Francis picked over the weekend to be elevated next month.
A fraud scam which demands payment for overdue Philadelphia parking violations is now circulating by way of email.
For the 24th consecutive year, fireworks will herald the arrival of the new year along the Delaware waterfront. A 6pm show will also be offered again this year.
Finally, the official word of the Pope’s visit came from the Vatican on November 17 and Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput was there.
Blaum says PennDOT expects the work to be completed by the fall of 2019.
Some 400 youngsters attended the 58th annual Archbishop’s Christmas benefit for children on Thursday at the Sheraton Hotel in Center City.
“He’s kind of a center of unity for the whole world, whether you’re Christian or not,” Archbishop Chaput told KYW Newsradio, “so this development has been a great blessing for the world community.”
A former Delaware County police officer is charged with the murder of a woman authorities say he had been stalking, attempted murder of her husband, and the wounding of her daughter during a shooting inside her Glenolden home.
Organizers of the World Meeting of Families are actively working with local tourism groups to come up with a “nightlife” for the thousands who will be visiting Philadelphia.