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.
Revisions to the city’s mass casualty plan will direct police in the future to work closely with emergency medical service personnel.
The Philadelphia-based company announced its $105,000 gift on Wednesday
Hillary Clinton stops at the campus of Camden County College in Blackwood for a rally at the Joseph Papiano gym at 1 p.m.
Families of fallen Philadelphia police officers and firefighters gathered to remember the sacrifices of their loved ones Wednesday during the annual Living Flame Memorial Service in Franklin Square.
The Motherhouse, founded by Philadelphia’s St. Katharine Drexel in Bensalem, is up for sale and the order of nuns who have been there for more than a century will move out of this historic property next year.
PennDOT’s District Engineer Kenneth McClain says the warmer weather means drivers will find more road work and more workers on heavily traveled roads.
An Ambler congregation raised $300,000 that will go a long way in helping two homeless families in need of a place to live.
Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary election turnout is drawing praise from the leader of a Philadelphia voter watchdog group.
It was a crowded affair as reporters and camera crews descended on John Kasich as he walked into the Penrose Diner.
The Democratic presidential hopeful made three stops in Pennsylvania Thursday.
A garden plot across the street from Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia is getting a high-tech greenhouse powered by the sun.
Opponents of a proposed new football stadium for Temple University’s North Philadelphia campus held a march and rally Thursday afternoon.
38-year-old Michael Gans of the 4000 block of Barnett Street, in the Wissonoming section of Philadelphia, is free on $25,000 bail after being charged with possession and distribution of child pornography and related offenses.
The former president spoke to a few hundred AME delegates gathered Thursday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The June 5 memorial park is expected to be finished by next fall.