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 study released by the National Park Service shows Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia continues to play a critical role in boosting the city’s economy.
Congressmen Jim Gerlach, Pat Meehan, and Charlie Dent (all R-Pa.) visited a children’s home in western Berks County where children were being placed by the government.
Elmer Yanes, 31, of the 1200 block of Lisa Drive, was committed to the Bucks County Prison in lieu of $1 million bail after being arraigned on charges of rape, aggravated indecent assault, and related offenses.
The new superior general of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools has strong ties to Philadelphia.
Father Dennis Gill, the director of the Office for Divine Worship in the archdiocese, says the relic will be on display the entire weekend inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Parkway.
Investigators say they were no signs of forced entry into the home and no visible injuries to either the man or the woman.
Three SEPTA police officers are now wearing body cameras attached to the microphones of their two-way radios as they patrol the transit system.
Authorities are continuing to investigate the source of a noxious odor which caused the evacuation of more than 100 people Sunday night
It’s called Favorites, and it’s located inside the former Stone Grille on the Blackwood-Clementon Road in Gloucester Township.
It’s a significant development that would net the financially troubled church in Philadelphia some $95 million.
A Peco spokesman reports power went out Tuesday morning, shortly after 11:15am.
SEPTA’s regional rails were back in business for the Monday morning commute, thanks to a presidential executive order that derailed a strike by some 400 locomotive engineers and electricians.
Veterans and their friends came to find out what’s available.
Youngsters who take part in Philadelphia’s After School Activities Partnership put their Scrabble smarts to the test during a competition inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Commissioner Ramsey says his son, a Penn State graduate who had been working as a probation officer, finally decided to join the “family business.”