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.
Archbishop Charles Chaput is traveling with Gov. Corbett and Mayor Nutter for what he calls a factfinding mission and a bid to make a personal pitch to the pope.
Sources tell KYW Newsradio, it’s also possible the contingent could meet privately with the pope.
Archbishop Charles Chaput, the spiritual leader of more than one million Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was principal celebrant of a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, on Logan Circle.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese will send a contingent of pilgrims to Rome at the end of next month to share in the canonization of two new saints, one of whom had visited Philadelphia just 35 years ago.
SEPTA has taken a beating in its ridership and budget because of the harsh winter weather the past two months.
Representatives from 120 employers from across the region and beyond gathered résumés and spoke with students face-to-face about co-op positions and fulltime jobs as they approach graduation.
Aston, Pa., will be the site of the USA Curling national championships, beginning March 1st.
A new slogan is emerging in the Greater Philadelphia landscape – it’s “P-H-L: Here for the Making.”
On the heels of historic ice storm that left many homeowners without power for nearly a week, Thursday’s storm is knocking out power for many customers in region.
With a big storm on the way, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was encouraging the faithful — especially senior citizens — to reflect on whether making the trek to church Thursday morning would be safe.
Both School District of Philadelphia and archdiocesan schools in the city will be closed on Thursday, February 13th, because of the impending snowstorm.
PennDOT crews have their plow blades prepared and are getting ready to load the trucks with road salt to handle the impending storm.
Speaking to a crowd at 30th Street Station, Biden was effusive in his praise of the “Cities Sprinter” high-tech locomotive, the first to be added to the passenger rail fleet in more than 25 years.
Longtime residents of Westfield Drive came out at daybreak to inspect the damage. They saw trees blocking streets and driveways.
For the first time in history, Punxsutawney, Pa. will battle with the Super Bowl for worldwide attention.