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.

 

 

Local Ham Radio Operators Gather For Communications Exercise

Ham radio operators from the Delaware Valley are among thousands taking part in a nationwide emergency communications exercise this weekend.

06/23/2017

City Pools Officially Open For The Summer

Philadelphia’s mayor joined parks and recreation staff on Thursday in a ceremonial opening of the city’s pools.

06/22/2017

Survey: Philly Ranks Among Top Vacation, Historic Travel Destinations

A national news magazine ranks Philadelphia among the best vacation places.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Construction Work On Schuylkill Expressway To Affect Tens Of Thousands Of Commuters

Roving crews will be tying up the eastbound and then the westbound lanes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily through the end of the week.

06/19/2017

Tom Wolf

Gov. Wolf Asks Sessions To Back Off Medical Marijuana Penalties

Governor Wolf is urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to back off his efforts to penalize states pursuing or authorizing the use of medical marijuana.

06/15/2017

2017 Tony Awards - Media Room

Ardmore Native Benj Pasek Wins Tony For ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

An Ardmore native who catapulted to Oscar fame just months ago, now wins his first Tony.

06/12/2017

Philadelphia Boys Choir Holding Annual Concert

The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale stages in annual concert on Sunday in Verizon Hall.

06/09/2017

Free Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Program

Youngsters listened to Mayor Jim Kenney and library officials talk about the fun of reading, especially exploring new subjects this summer.

06/07/2017

Daniel Selby Jr

Escaped Prisoner Back In Police Custody

Warrington police picked up 25-year-old Daniel Selby Jr. on County Line and Kansas Road Tuesday afternoon.

06/06/2017

70 Pilgrims To Embark On 8-Day Trip To Fatima

Father Dennis Gill says the trip is great blessing for him and all those who will accompany him.

06/05/2017

Graham Spanier

Former Penn State President, Administrators Face Sentencing In Sandusky Scandal

A former Penn State President and two former administrators face sentencing in Harrisburg for their roles in the cover-up of child sex abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky.

06/01/2017

NASA Plans Rocket Launch To Study Atmospheric Movement

He says the rocket being launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, is carrying canisters of chemicals the size of soda cans.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/30/2017

Target To Pay $18M Following 2013 Data Breach

More than 100 million pieces of credit card or personal information from Target customers nationwide were stolen by hackers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2017

Father Roman Pitula,

Pope Francis Explores Possibility Of Ordaining Married Men As Priests

In Philadelphia, the rector of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Northern Liberties is married.

05/22/2017

Archdiocese To Ordain Two New Priests

The Philadelphia Archdiocese is celebrating the ordination of two new priests this weekend.

05/19/2017

Gov. Wolf Stops In Philly For ‘Neighborhood Check-Up’

Governor Tom Wolf took a stroll in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia Thursday afternoon to take the pulse of the neighborhood and businesses.

05/18/2017

Supreme Court Justice Sounds Alarm On Speech, Religious Liberty

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito received an honorary degree from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary on Wednesday and addressed graduates of the Schools of Philosophy and Theology.

05/17/2017

South Jersey Towns Enter Competition For ‘Best Main Street’

Two South Jersey towns are among 25 communities across the national competing for the title of “Best Main Street.”

05/12/2017

South Jersey Congressman Stands With Planned Parenthood

A South Jersey congressman says he is standing with Planned Parenthood, and will oppose efforts to end federal funding to the organization.

05/11/2017

Constitutional Crisis? Scholar Suggests We May Be On Brink

A Widener University law school professor is suggesting we may be on the verge of a Constitutional crisis in wake of Comey firing.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

Philadelphia Congressmen React To Firing Of FBI Director James Comey: ‘Absolutely Stunning’

Congressman Brendan Boyle, a Philadelphia Democrat, is weighing in on the Trump decision.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Bensalem High School Evacuated After Chemical Spill

Firefighters, police and members of the Bucks County Hazardous Incident Response team were dispatched to the school about 1 p.m.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Deadlines Fast Approaching For Voters Wanting To Cast Ballot In PA Primary Election

In eight days, voters will go to the polls in Pennsylvania.

05/08/2017

National Tour Featuring Of Relics Saint Padre Pio Kicks Off In Philly

A nationwide tour of an exhibit featuring the relics of Saint Padre Pio kicks off in Philadelphia this weekend.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2017

2 Charged With Murder After Man Found Dead In Elk Township

Two men have been arrested in connection to the death of a man in Elk Township back in March.

05/02/2017

2017 NFL Draft

Traffic Restrictions On Parkway Due To NFL Draft Gradually Going Away

Most of those traffic restrictions in Center City related to the NFL draft went away today, but not all.

05/01/2017

Philly Officer Charged In Off-Duty Crash That Killed Pedestrian

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.

04/26/2017

Ben Franklin Parkway

Next Phase Of NFL Draft Road Closures Begins Monday Night

Starting at 7 p.m., the Ben Franklin Parkway closes at 20th Street all the way up to the Art Museum.

04/24/2017

Netflix Discovers An Indie-Philly Band To Promote New Series

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.

04/22/2017

Task Force To Reassess Philadelphia’s Historic Preservation

Harris Steinberg is Drexel University’s specialist in urban planning and civic engagement. He was tapped to serve as chairman of the panel.

04/20/2017

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