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.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia says Pope Francis has been invited to take part in a September 27 program at the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at St. Joseph’s University.
Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Wednesday afternoon for sprucing up Stinger Square Park in Philadelphia’s Grays Ferry neighborhood.
The New Castle County police department is turning to youngsters in the community to help name a new horse in the mounted patrol.
Three city-owned bridges, which cross the Schuykill River, are on schedule to be inspected this week as part of routine maintenance.
Even though President’s Day is a state holiday, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation managers were on the job, planning their ground strategy to handle the approaching snowstorm.
Despite the frigid weather conditions, about 75 people, led by Union cavalry reënactors, marched from Broad Street to Independence Hall.
Officials say the dog killed the raccoon in a yard in Haddon Township last Tuesday, February 3rd.
Report Commissioned By Housing & Community Development Network Tracks Economic Impact Of Projects Launched In NJ
The report examines more than two decades of data and finds the non-profit development groups and the projects they supported had a $12 billion dollar impact on communities throughout New Jersey.
Police say a couple they dubbed “the Bonnie and Clyde of Delaware County” may be part of a burglary ring that broke into homes and cars in Drexel Hill and beyond the past few weeks.
As the latest winter blast picks up in intensity across the region today, the biggest impact point is expected to be Philadelphia International Airport where a handful of flight cancellations are already reported.
Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Appeals To Community To Get Behind One Of The Largest Fundraising Campaigns Of The Year
A packet in the mail and homilies preached during Masses the second weekend of February will appeal to families in the archdiocese to get behind the largest fundraising effort of the year.
Road crews had the highways and suburban streets in good shape by early Saturday morning, but for many, the task of getting the snow that fell in the western suburbs off the sidewalks and driveways was a greater challenge.
It now appears that Philadelphia will be the final stop in a three-city US that will take the pope first to Washington, DC and New York City.
Gov. Tom Corbett was tapped by Archbishop Charles Chaput to serve, along with Mayor Michael Nutter, as honorary co-chair of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, set for next September.
A veteran Vatican watcher based in our area says people shouldn’t be surprised by the 20 men Pope Francis picked over the weekend to be elevated next month.