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.
Ham radio operators from the Delaware Valley are among thousands taking part in a nationwide emergency communications exercise this weekend.
Philadelphia’s mayor joined parks and recreation staff on Thursday in a ceremonial opening of the city’s pools.
A national news magazine ranks Philadelphia among the best vacation places.
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.
Governor Wolf is urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to back off his efforts to penalize states pursuing or authorizing the use of medical marijuana.
An Ardmore native who catapulted to Oscar fame just months ago, now wins his first Tony.
The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale stages in annual concert on Sunday in Verizon Hall.
Youngsters listened to Mayor Jim Kenney and library officials talk about the fun of reading, especially exploring new subjects this summer.
Warrington police picked up 25-year-old Daniel Selby Jr. on County Line and Kansas Road Tuesday afternoon.
Father Dennis Gill says the trip is great blessing for him and all those who will accompany him.
A former Penn State President and two former administrators face sentencing in Harrisburg for their roles in the cover-up of child sex abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky.
He says the rocket being launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, is carrying canisters of chemicals the size of soda cans.
More than 100 million pieces of credit card or personal information from Target customers nationwide were stolen by hackers.
In Philadelphia, the rector of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Northern Liberties is married.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese is celebrating the ordination of two new priests this weekend.
Governor Tom Wolf took a stroll in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia Thursday afternoon to take the pulse of the neighborhood and businesses.
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito received an honorary degree from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary on Wednesday and addressed graduates of the Schools of Philosophy and Theology.
Two South Jersey towns are among 25 communities across the national competing for the title of “Best Main Street.”
A South Jersey congressman says he is standing with Planned Parenthood, and will oppose efforts to end federal funding to the organization.
A Widener University law school professor is suggesting we may be on the verge of a Constitutional crisis in wake of Comey firing.
Congressman Brendan Boyle, a Philadelphia Democrat, is weighing in on the Trump decision.
Firefighters, police and members of the Bucks County Hazardous Incident Response team were dispatched to the school about 1 p.m.
In eight days, voters will go to the polls in Pennsylvania.
A nationwide tour of an exhibit featuring the relics of Saint Padre Pio kicks off in Philadelphia this weekend.
Two men have been arrested in connection to the death of a man in Elk Township back in March.
Most of those traffic restrictions in Center City related to the NFL draft went away today, but not all.
A Philadelphia police officer is charged with striking and killing a man while speeding in his personal car along Cottman Avenue while off-duty last January.
Starting at 7 p.m., the Ben Franklin Parkway closes at 20th Street all the way up to the Art Museum.
A little bit of luck and the internet enabled a song from a Philadelphia-based indie band to make it on to an promotional trailer for an upcoming Netflix series.
Harris Steinberg is Drexel University’s specialist in urban planning and civic engagement. He was tapped to serve as chairman of the panel.