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.
Joe Aponick, a spokesman for the Diocese of Harrisburg, says they are opening bus ticket sales today for members of parishes within the diocesan territory.
Volunteers from business and community groups are working behind-the-scenes on the logistics for the visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September.
“(Christie)’s been clear about his opposition. He’s been saying it all around the state, at events as he travels,” noted Dena Mottola Jaborska, from New Jersey Citizen Action.
A Bucks County High School Social Studies teacher is free on bail after being charged with engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a female student and planning to meet her at a Bensalem hotel for sex.
So far, corporate and community fundraising has netted more than $30 million of the $45 million goal.
Accident That Claimed Life Of Phila. Man On Section Of Appalachian Trail Prompts Words Of Caution For Hikers
Last weekend’s death of an experienced Philadelphia hiker on a section of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland prompts a group, which oversees the trail, to remind hikers to always be aware of their surroundings.
The Roman Catholic Allentown Diocese, whose territory goes all the way up to the Chester, Montgomery and Bucks County lines, is holding events Sunday at four churches throughout the region to generate participation in the pope’s visit and world meeting.
Parishioners and priests of St. Peter the Apostle church in North Philadelphia believe Pope Francis might briefly stop by to honor America’s first saint when he visits Philadelphia in September.
The Deputy Consul General of Israel based in Philadelphia dissected Tuesday’s rough-and-tumble election in his home country and the contrast of the democratic process for students at Girard College on Wednesday.
“(Philadelphians) have an extremely low opinion of the performance of the public school system, and … they favor replacement of the School Reform Commission with an elected school board,” says a spokesman for the Pew Charitable Trusts.
The archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Church based in Philadelphia says he’s reached out to the Vatican directly, asking Pope Francis to put his cathedral on the list of stops the pope plans to make when he visits in September.
Today the Pope marks the second anniversary of his election as leader of the world’s of more than one-billion Roman Catholics.
The head of the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia organization says the federal government has declared the visit by Pope Francis and activities leading up to his arrival a “national security special event.”
When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia this September for the World Meeting of Families a high-level member of his advance team says a visit to the symbol of the nation’s liberty will be on his agenda.
Once it came, the snow began piling up quickly, making for a challenging morning commute.