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.
When Pope Francis arrives in the United States at the end of next month, a group of amateur radio operators from across the region will be activating special stations to mark the historic occasion.
Some local hotels still have rooms available for visitors who want to come to town during the Papal visit.
Jumbotrons will be strategically placed in several Philadelphia street locations on the Papal Weekend.
John Allen is an Associate Editor for the Boston Globe and author of the book “The Francis Miracle.” He’s also an editor and writer for the newspaper’s on-line publication ‘Crux’, chronicling activities of the Vatican and the Catholic church.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf used a stop in Norristown, Montgomery County Tuesday to slam Republicans in the state legislature for creating what he calls a budget crisis for the state and failing to work with him to resolve it.
Responding to the call of Pope Francis, the Knights of Columbus meeting in Philadelphia is ramping up fundraising efforts to help persecuted minorities in the Middle East.
Philadelphia’s top cop is pushing for funding to help equip police officers nationwide with body cameras.
The Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men’s organization which promotes charitable works, convenes its international convention in Philadelphia this week.
A family film festival with a heavy emphasis on titles with a Philadelphia connection will be held during the World Meeting of Families the last week of September.
Your smartphone can now be your new guide to the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families events in Philadelphia.
Technical problems forced the transit agency to suspend online sales of its special passes Monday less than two hours after the transit agency began selling them.
Technical problems forced SEPTA to suspend online sales of its special passes for regional rail service during the visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia less two hours after the transit agency began selling them.
The one-day passes cost $10 a piece and are being sold only online through a link at the transit agency’s website.
Local Professor Co-Creates Exhibit Focusing On Pope John Paul II And His Outreach To The Jewish Community
St. Joseph’s University theology professor William Madges is among a handful of academics who conceived the exhibit, “A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People.”
Project Home’s Will O’Brien says up to 150 people a night stay out on the Ben Franklin Parkway during warmer weather.