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.

 

 

AAA Mid-Atlantic's Jana Tidwell shows off the positioning of a rear-facing car seat for infants and toddlers.
(credit: Mark Abrams)

PA Rear-Facing Car Seat Law Now In Effect

Pennsylvania is the fourth state in the nation to enact the requirement for transporting infants and toddlers in rear-facing car seats.

08/12/2016

Former Phillies All-Star Jim Thome, seated left, is interviewed by the Phillies' Scott Palmer during a luncheon Thursday at the Diamond Club at Citizens Bank Park. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Soon-To-Be Phillies Wall Of Famer Thome Honored Before Big Weekend

Some 200 lucky fans celebrated the achievement at a luncheon at Citizens Bank Park.

08/11/2016

Ambassador Consul General Zhang Qiyue talks about potential trade and business partnerships between China and Philadelphia during a conference held in the Union League in Philadelphia. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Chinese Ambassador Discusses Business Opportunities Between Philadelphia And China

China’s Ambassador Consul General was in Philadelphia Wednesday to talk business opportunities during an event held at the Union League.

08/10/2016

Captain Noah (on right)
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Philadelphia’s ‘Captain Noah’ Has Died At Age 90

For nearly 30 years, he was the host of a popular Philadelphia children’s television show.

08/09/2016

File Photo (credit: John McDevitt)

Work Replacing Steps At Penn’s Landing Set To Begin

A contractor is set to begin removing the steps and replace them with a series of ramps.

08/06/2016

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Bucks County Lawmaker Hopes To Tackle Gender Pay Gap In PA

Massachusetts has a new law barring employers from gender discrimination when it comes to paychecks.

08/05/2016

Mayor Jim Kenney praises the restaurants, caterers and community organizations for their willingness to use a special Food Connect App to help feed the city's hungry. Kenney spoke during an event Thursday in the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Philly Keeps App For Saving, Distributing 11K Pounds Of DNC Leftovers

A special food app launched during the Democratic National Convention was so successful the city wants it to stay alive.

08/04/2016

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Christie Calls On NJ Senate President To Support Transportation Funding Bill

New Jersey governor Chris Christie says the Garden State is not facing a crisis because it still doesn’t have a new transportation funding bill in place.

08/02/2016

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End Is Near For Years Of Construction On Major Highway In The Region

PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says construction is finally coming to an end on a 2.5 mile stretch of Route 202 between Route 401 and Route 30 in Chester County.

08/01/2016

DNC Pop Up Shop (credit: Molly Daly)

DNC Impact On Philadelphia Region’s Economy

A travel industry group says Philadelphia is likely to get a nice economic bounce.

07/29/2016

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Smoke Condition Prompts Evacuation Of Montgomery Mall

Employees and shoppers were evacuated after an odor of smoke was detected.

07/26/2016

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Strong Thunderstorms Disrupt Power For Thousands In Delaware Valley

The storms packed heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning.

07/25/2016

Thermometer (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Extreme Heat To Make Things Uncomfortable For Protesters, Police During DNC

Mayor Jim Kenney says the city is prepared and has had experience with a similar event when the Republicans were here some 16 years ago.

07/25/2016

Photo credit: New Jersey Rush Soccer Club

NJ Girls Soccer Team Competes For National Championship In Texas

Team members, coaches and families affiliated with a south jersey girls soccer club are preparing to leave for Texas to compete in the U.S. youth soccer national tournament next week.

07/22/2016

Mayor Jim Kenney tours the RevZilla fulfillment center at the Navy Yard business complex in South Philadelphia on Thursday with RevZilla CEO Anthony Bucci.
(credit: Mark Abrams)

Mayor Kenney Gets A Look At RevZilla At The Navy Yard

The mayor met with the work force and toured both the corporate offices and a fulfillment center.

06/02/2016

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