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.
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Officers responding to the well known men’s and women’s clothing store in Center City found part of a car bumper on the sidewalk among the shattered glass along with a mannequin and some clothing items.
While the Catholic Church prefers burial of the dead, it has come to an acceptance of cremation.
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The convention runs Thursday and Friday and will highlight efforts to embrace immigrants and integrate them into the local and regional economy.
The tractor trailer and a car became entangled in an accident on eastbound 76 before 1 a.m.
Griffith said Philadelphia is the second-to-last stop on the tour, which wraps up in Washington D.C. on Friday.
The Fair Labor Standards Act outlines the overtime regulations released in May.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike has started accepting credit cards as a payment option at all toll booths.
Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai was in South Philadelphia Wednesday to promote his proposal to increase a business tax credit program that allows for contributions to tuition scholarships for private and Catholic schools.
On this final day to register to vote in Pennsylvania, a group of Drexel University students with climate change among their concerns staged a registration campaign at a familiar campus landmark.
Police say under the cover of darkness, vandals drove up and down streets smashing windows of parked cars.
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The 24-year-old grew up in Chester County and toured the fifth-floor gym at Magee carrying her gold, silver and bronze medals.