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.



Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy Restructuring Church Operations In Philly  

Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka, who leads the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy – or diocese – says it became clear in the last several months that the church has too many buildings and needs to better manage its resources.


Philly Archbishop To Ordain New Bishop For Allentown Diocese

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput will preside over the ordination of the fifth bishop of a neighboring diocese that was carved out of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia more than 50 years ago.


Philadelphia Archdiocese Planning Pilgrimage To Holy Land

Father Dennis Gill, rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and director of the archdiocesan office of divine worship, will lead the pilgrimage from Feb. 1 through Feb. 11, 2018.


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Aspiring Cooks Train For Jobs In New Airport Restaurant

A job-training partnership leads to jobs at a new restaurant opening next month at Philadelphia International Airport.


Invasive Insect Poses Threat To Fruit Trees, Grape Vines

State officials are still trying to develop an effective way to stop it the spotted lantern fly.


Online Window Is Open To Score Tickets To Liberty Medal Presentation

A limited number of tickets for October’s Liberty Medal presentation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia are available through an online drawing.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

Burlington County Couple Indicted For Forcing Teen To Take Drugs, Work As Prostitute

A Burlington County couple has been indicted on charges they force-fed a 17-year-old girl drugs and pimped her for sex with men in South Jersey motels.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

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Eye Institute Of Philadelphia Handing Out Free Eclipse Glasses

The Eye Institute of Philadelphia is handing out free, disposable glass to watch the eclipse next Monday.


Ukrainian Catholic Priest Appointed As Youngest Auxiliary Bishop In U.S.

A cleric born in the Ukraine is about to become the youngest auxiliary bishop in the United States and he’ll be working out of the Ukrainian Catholic Church’s Philadelphia headquarters.


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Better Business Bureau Warns About Unauthorized Emails

Now, the organization says someone is using its name, logo, and other identification in emails being sent throughout the region.


Teens Turn Rowdy During Cookout At Germantown Rec Center, Again

A flash mob confronted police Sunday night outside the same Germantown rec center where a similar barbecue event occurred just a few weeks ago. 


Governor Wolf Encouraged By Science Center Impact

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf met in Philadelphia Wednesday with entrepreneurs, innovators, educators and financial backers for a roundtable discussion at the University City Science Center.


AG Josh Shapiro Joins Suit To Challenge EPA On Clean Air Regulations

Attorney General Josh Shapiro says the regulations would go a long way in reducing ground-level ozone or smog, especially in communities like Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

‘Homeless Jesus’ Sculpture Now On Display In Philadelphia

“Homeless Jesus,” by artist Timothy Schmalz of suburban Toronto, now lies on a bench in the 1200 block of Race Street.


Organization Supporting Grandparents Coming To Philly For First-Ever U.S. Conference

Marilyn Henry, a chapter coordinator for the Catholic Grandparents Association, says the group will gather in Philadelphia on August 26.


Valley Forge Park Gets New Superintendent

There’s a new man in charge at the Valley Forge National Historical Park.


Boy Scout Science Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

A Bucks County Boy Scout camp is marking the 25th anniversary of its nationally-recognized science program.


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Warrington Township Police To Use ID Fingerprint Scanners

A Bucks County police department is preparing to roll out a new tool to help them to positively identify people who come into contact with an officer.


Valley Forge Park Receives Donation From MontCo Group

Valley Forge National Historical Park gets a major gift from a Montgomery County community group to pay for improvements.


Woman In Critical Condition After North Philadelphia Shooting

Woman In Critical Condition After North Philadelphia Shooting

A woman was shot and critically wounded overnight in North Philadelphia and police hope “electronic witnesses” might help solve this crime.


Saint Joseph’s University Nets Record-Gift From Philly Graduate

Saint Joseph’s University has received one of the largest gifts in its history from an alumnus who credits the school with helping him overcome a learning disability.


Carfentanil Claims First Victim In Chester County

A deadly additive used by heroin dealers to boost the potency of the illegal narcotic has claimed its first victim in Chester County.


EWTN Host Releases New Bible Study Guide

A popular EWTN program host has a suggestion for your summer reading list.


UK Fight For Life Raises Questions About Parental Rights

Father Tad Pacholczyk weighs in from the National Catholic Bioethics Center here in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/11/2017

Hams From Philly Area ‘Radio Active’ In Observance Of America’s Independence

Amateur radio operators from Philadelphia are activating their stations in a special observance of America’s independence that will draw attention to the original 13 colonies.


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.


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.


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.


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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.



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