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.



Mom Spurs Marijuana-Autism Study In Philadelphia

Erica Daniels was nearly at wit’s end in trying to find ways to ease her son Leo’s autism symptoms. And then, she came upon marijuana.


Girl Scouts Open Museum In Valley Forge Area

The Museum of Girl Scout History is located in the basement of the Girl Scouts Valley Forge Service Center along Valley Forge Road – not far from the historic park.


Philly Nativity Scene Erected Along Parkway

This marks the 21st year the creche has been erected the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.


School Children Help Philly Fire Department Deliver Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Students from Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School joined fire department brass at their Spring Garden headquarters Wednesday to deliver tree safety tips for the Christmas holidays.


End Of An Era For Two Beloved Penn State Establishments

With mixed emotions, Duke Gastiger and his wife, Monica, made the announcement recently on social media that their two iconic businesses would be closing.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/09/2017

Groundbreaking Held For Tacony Trail Connection

A ceremonial groundbreaking for work on a key connection along the Tacony Trail in Tacony Creek Park was held Thursday.


PA Auditor General Slams Management Of Chester Upland School District

Pennsylvania’s auditor general says “total administrative chaos” is preventing him from completing an audit of the Chester Upland School District.


Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Is Asking For Holiday Cards For The Homeless

Philadelphia’s largest emergency shelter for the homeless is asking the community for help as the holidays near.


Philadelphia Shelter Seeks Holiday Cards, Donations

The largest emergency shelter for the homeless in Philadelphia is launching a two-pronged plea for help as the holidays approach.

KYW Newsradio 1060–12/03/2017

Seminary To Stage Open House, Holiday Concert

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion throws open its doors to the public next Sunday for a behind-the-scenes tour of campus life.


PJM Says It’s Prepared For Arrival of Winter

The organization that manages the regional power pool for this area is gearing up for a colder than normal winter.


PA Attorney General Wants To Know More About Uber Breach

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is demanding answers within two weeks from the management of Uber about the impact of the latest corporate data breach the ride-sharing company recently admitted.


Avoid Getting Scammed On Cyber Monday

Today is Cyber Monday, the day retailers supposedly put their best deals online for shoppers.


‘The Faithful Traveler’ Brings Fatima Episode To Montgomery County

Diana von Glahn, known to EWTN viewers as “The Faithful Traveler” is coming to Holy Martyrs Church in Oreland on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. to show her episode on Fatima and discuss the historical events there.


North Wales Eagle Scout Achieves Milestone

An Eagle Scout from Montgomery County has accomplished a milestone few have achieved as a member of the Boy Scouts of America.


New Jersey’s Gov-Elect Opens Website To Fill Administration Jobs

New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy has put out the Help Wanted sign.


Cristo Rey High School Begins New Chapter In Philadelphia

Construction on the nearly $40 million project is expected to be finished by January 2019.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/21/2017

New App Teaches Deaf to Pray

It’s called “Religious Signs for Families” – a sign language app available for Apple and Android devices.


Renovations Under Way Along Avenue of the Arts

“The Avenue of the Arts” is touting an infrastructure investment as it prepares for its 25th anniversary celebration next year.


La Salle Students Give Thanks To Philly Police

Ambassadors from La Salle University served an early Thanksgiving appreciation dinner on Thursday to the men and women in blue who work out of the 14th and 35th Police Districts.


Archdiocese Development Project Sparks National Attention

The Philadelphia Archdiocese is drawing national attention for a major development project it calls “the Cathedral Block.”


Cancer Researcher Says She’s Optimistic About Treatments

Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee is the deputy director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and was part of a recent cancer forum in Philadelphia.


Tax-Free Online Shopping Opens For Veterans, Retirees

On this Veteran’s Day, the Department of Defense has authorized a special benefit that could impact as many as 18.5 million military veterans and retirees.


Anti-Defamation League Honors Local Schools For Anti-Bullying Efforts

High School Students Confront Hate And Bullying At Conference

Some 400 students from high schools throughout the Delaware Valley gathered in the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday for the Anti-Defamation League’s “Courageous Conversations” conference.


Former Vice President Biden Says Voters Weary Of Incivility

A cancer forum at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday took a brief detour into politics with former Vice President Joe Biden mincing no words.


Saxbys Hosts Fundraiser To Support Community College Of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia’s president Guy Generals says the proceeds of the event will go toward a fellowship for students.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/07/2017

Veteran KYW Traffic Reporter Dead At 75

Veteran KYW Traffic Reporter Dead At 75

Rod Carson, one of the founders of Shadow Traffic and a pioneer of the kind of traffic reporting you hear on KYW Newsradio, died over the weekend at his home in Lehighton, Carbon County. He was 75.


Police: 23-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed While Sitting Inside Car Outside Home

Police: 23-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed While Sitting Inside Car Outside Home

A North Philadelphia man was shot and killed early Thursday morning while sitting in his parked car just 50 feet from his family’s home. 


2 Pa. Democratic Leaders Criticize GOP Tax Plan: ‘This Is Just Rolling A Problem Downhill’

U.S Senator Bob Casey and Governor Tom Wolf expressed concerns that the rhetoric from Capitol Hill bodes ill for Pennsylvanians.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/31/2017

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Explores Moving To Neumann University

A prominent Main Line religious and educational institution is looking at a possible move to Delaware County.




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