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.



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U.S. Bishops Approve Sainthood Cause For Upper Darby Priest

The cause of sainthood for a priest from Upper Darby has earned a big endorsement from an important group in the catholic church.


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Two Suburban Bridges Reopen Ahead Of Schedule After Repairs

The Maple Avenue Bridge in Bucks County and the Linfield Road Bridge connecting Limerick Township in Montgomery County and East Coventry in Chester County are scheduled to be re-opened for traffic today.


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Old City Bar Owner Continues Thanksgiving Tradition Of Serving Turkey Dinner To Veterans

Joseph Schultice, who owns Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille, brought his co-workers and clients to the nearby Veterans Multi-Service Center to help him plate the meal and serve the vets.


A section of Richmond Street between Aramingo Avenue and Anne Street in Port Richmond is set to re-open Monday after being closed for reconstruction and re-alignment over the past 21 months. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Key Artery In Port Richmond Reopens To Traffic

Drivers will welcome the return of Richmond Street between Aramingo Avenue and Anne Street, which had been closed since February 2014 for major reconstruction and a re-alignment.


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92-Year-Old Philadelphia Financial Guru Is Retiring

Long-time financial guru Harry S. Gross, who earned the respect and trust of millions of Philadelphia area listeners and readers over a career that spanned more than 35 years, has decided to retire.


The altar Pope Francis used at the closing Mass Sept. 27 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has found a home at an Oreland, Montgomery County parish. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Papal Altar Used During Papal Mass Finds Home At Montgomery County Church

The Philadelphia Archdiocese has found a home for the altar used by Pope Francis when he celebrated the closing Mass for the World Meeting of Families on the Ben Franklin Parkway during his visit to Philadelphia.


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Expert: U.S. Should Pause The Flow Of Refugees

A Philadelphia-based national security expert says the U.S. should hit the pause button on the flow of Syrian refugees into the country until it gets enough information to properly screen them.


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Thanksgiving Set To Be Busiest Travel Period In Years

It looks like the upcoming thanksgiving holiday may be one of the busiest travel periods in recent years.


His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, world leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, blesses a monument recently in Washington D.C. while on his U.S. tour. (Photo provided by Rev. John Fields)

World Leader Of Ukrainian Catholic Church To Visit Philadelphia

The world leader of the Ukrainian Catholic Church is coming to Philadelphia this weekend.


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Changes Coming To Walnut Lane Bridge In Fairmount Park

PennDOT’s Charles Metzger says drivers are going to find restrictions being put into place this week along the bridge, located in Fairmount Park in Northwest Philadelphia.


Purple Heart recipient and Iraq war veteran Josh House speaks about his battles with PTSD during a psychology forum on Tuesday at Camden County College in Blackwood.
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Decorated South Jersey Iraq War Veteran Talks About His Daily Struggles With PTSD

Twenty-nine-year-old Josh House lives in Mount Ephraim with his pregnant wife, Shannon, and six-year-old son, Zachary.



Trio From Philadelphia Region Competing To Become World Series Of Poker Champion

Three poker players from the Philadelphia region, one from Montgomery County and two from southern New Jersey, are still among the six at the table in the finals of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.


PECO volunteers string holiday lights on trees in Franklin Square where the "Electrical Spectacle" begins Nov. 12 and runs through Dec. 31. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

‘Electrical Spectacle’ Light Show At Franklin Square Begins Nov. 12

The show will run every half hour from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31.


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S.S. United States Gets Reprieve For Time Being

The S.S. United States won’t be sold for scrap just yet thanks to a short-term infusion of cash.



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