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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PA Based Flagmaker Shuts Off Production Of Confederate Flag

A major U.S. flag maker, Valley Forge Flag based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, just outside of Reading, Berks County, has decided to stop making confederate flags.

06/24/2015

(Pope Francis greets the crowd from the popemobile after Easter mass in St. Peter's square on April 5, 2015. File photo by Gabriel Bouys/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Behind The Scenes, Huge Security Plan For Pope’s Visit to Phila. is Taking Shape

The US Secret Service, working with the Department of Homeland Security and local authorities, is in charge.

06/23/2015

(Archbishop Charles Chaput, in file photo. Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Delegation To Get More Face Time With Pope During Current Rome Trip

Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, who is leading the delegation, tells CBS-3 that tomorrow morning he will introduce members of the delegation directly to the pope after his public audience on St. Peter’s Square.

06/23/2015

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Local Theologians See Depth in Pope’s Pronouncement on Climate

William Madges, a theology professor at St. Joseph’s University, says it’s no accident that the pope cited the political dimensions of the debate.

06/18/2015

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Pope’s Sex Abuse Panel Draws Praise From Saint Joe’s Professor

St. Joseph’s University theology professor William Madges says the pope’s approval of a new Vatican tribunal to examine how bishops have responded to clergy abuse cases is significant.

06/10/2015

(Cherry Hill township mayor Chuck Cahn, in file photo.  Credit: David Madden)

Legal Battle Over The Future Of Cherry Hill’s Woodcrest Country Club Nears An End

Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn says with the blessing of council, he approached Cherry Hill Land Associates to try to bring a more than year long legal battle over the golf course to a conclusion.

06/10/2015

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 14:  Pope Francis waves to engaged couples from all over the world gathered today, on the feast of St. Valentine, in St. Peter's Square February 14, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. During the event, organised by the Pontifical Council for the Family, Pope Francis emphasised that living together is 'an art, a patient, beautiful and fascinating journey' which can be summarized in three words: please, thank you and sorry. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Archbishop Hopes Papal Visit Will Benefit Church And City

He’ll be in Philadelphia for two busy days, September 26 and 27, departing after a large, open-air Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway.

06/08/2015

Tore Fiore, Executive Director of the Brandywine Conference and Visitors Bureau in Delaware County (credit Mark Abrams)

Organizers For World Meeting Of Families Developing App To Help Visitors

With up to 1.5 million people expected to visit Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families and to see Pope Francis this September, organizers are now developing an app for that.

06/01/2015

Artist Cesar Viveros displays a drawing of his mural to commemorate the visit of Pope Francis.  (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philly’s Mural Arts Program To Memorialize The Visit Of Pope Francis

Artist Cesar Viveros designed the mural, which will be displayed on the exterior walls of the new St. Malachy School in North Philadelphia.

05/28/2015

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Amtrak Adding In-Cab Cameras Facing Train Engineers

Amtrak says it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs that record the actions of train engineers.

05/26/2015

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Power Restored At Luxury Rittenhouse Square Condo Highrise

The power outage left the building, at the corner of 18th and Walnut, without power, water, and most of its elevator service.

05/25/2015

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Fallen Veterans Honored At Memorial Day Events Across Philadelphia Region

A full slate of tributes, memorial services and parades to honor those who served our nation are set for today in the region.

05/25/2015

(Three people were injured during this accident last February on Roosevelt Boulevard.  File photo)

New Federal Grant Aims To Improve Safety Along Always-Treacherous Roosevelt Blvd.

Can Roosevelt Boulevard, through Northeast Philadelphia, become a corridor that can safely meet the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and mass transit?

05/23/2015

(Donna Farrell, executive director of the World Meeting of Families Philadelphia, talks to members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday about the regional impact of Pope Francis' visit set for the end of September.  Photo by Mark Abrams)

Delco Businesses Hope Pope’s Visit to Philadelphia Will Provide Added Lift

Members of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce listened as representatives of the group “World Meeting of Families Philadelphia” talked about regional opportunities growing out of the pope’s visit.

05/21/2015

Rendering of the new  and improved Gallery Shopping Mall (Credit: PREIT)

Plans For Gallery Mall Makeover Move Ahead With City Planners

Philadelphia Planning Commission members were impressed by the detail and the commitment of the development group.

05/19/2015

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