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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State Board Revokes License Of West Philadelphia Funeral Director

The Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors pulled the license of Blair Hawkins.

05/17/2016

Demonstrators board a bus in Center City Philadelphia for a ride to Harrisburg for a gun background checks rally on Monday.
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Activists Head To State Capitol To Rally For Tougher Gun Restriction Laws

With lawmakers still unable to reach consensus on a new state budget, gun background checks aren’t even on the back-burner.

05/16/2016

Fr. Dennis Gill, rector of the Cathedral Basilica, stands by the altar used by Pope Francis for his open-air Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Phila. Archdiocese Putting Together A Pilgrimage To Rome To Mark The Year Of Mercy

Father Dennis Gill says the archdiocese is organizing the trip for early September.

05/16/2016

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Pope Francis Open To Expanding Women’s Role In The Church

Pope Francis appears to be opening a door to a greater role for women in the Catholic Church, agreeing to study re-constituting a clerical office held by both men and women in the early Church.

05/14/2016

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Change Is Coming In Philadelphia’s Citywide Mass Casualty Plan

Revisions to the city’s mass casualty plan will direct police in the future to work closely with emergency medical service personnel.

05/12/2016

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell (far left) explaining what one of the new 3-D printers donated by Comcast can do. It is being placed in the computer lab at the Kingsessing Rec Center. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Comcast Funds Major Computer Lab Upgrade At 3 Philly Rec Centers

The Philadelphia-based company announced its $105,000 gift on Wednesday

05/11/2016

Hillary Clinton holds event at Philadelphia's The Fillmore. (credit: CBS 3)

Hillary Clinton To Make Campaign Stop At Camden County College

Hillary Clinton stops at the campus of Camden County College in Blackwood for a rally at the Joseph Papiano gym at 1 p.m.

05/10/2016

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Fallen Officers, Firefighters Remembered At Living Flame Memorial Service In Philadelphia

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.

05/04/2016

The Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in Bensalem, Bucks County.
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Sisters Of The Blessed Sacrament’s Bensalem Motherhouse Up For Sale

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.

05/03/2016

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Warmer Weather Means More Highway Construction And Increased Danger For Road Crews

PennDOT’s District Engineer Kenneth McClain says the warmer weather means drivers will find more road work and more workers on heavily traveled roads.

05/02/2016

Marsha Eichelberger, executive director of Inter-Faith Housing Alliance, accepts a check from Ryan Balsan, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Ambler. The money raised by the congregation is being used to buy a home converted to two apartments. By fall, renovations will be finished and two homeless families will move in.
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Local Congregation Digs Deep To Help Get 2 Homeless Families Into Housing

An Ambler congregation raised $300,000 that will go a long way in helping two homeless families in need of a place to live.

04/28/2016

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Above Average Turnout In Philadelphia For Pennsylvania Primary

Tuesday’s Pennsylvania primary election turnout is drawing praise from the leader of a Philadelphia voter watchdog group.

04/27/2016

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Gov. Kasich Meets Voters At South Philadelphia Diner

It was a crowded affair as reporters and camera crews descended on John Kasich as he walked into the Penrose Diner.

04/25/2016

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Bernie Sanders Pitches For Votes Throughout Pa.

The Democratic presidential hopeful made three stops in Pennsylvania Thursday.

04/21/2016

Representatives from Green Mountain Energy join with city officials Tuesday in outlining the company's contribution to building and powering a high-tech greenhouse in Strawberry Mansion.
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New Solar Garden Coming To Strawberry Mansion

A garden plot across the street from Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia is getting a high-tech greenhouse powered by the sun.

04/19/2016

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