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.



Megan Bart, a Rutgers-Camden organizer for NJPIRG, distributes information on Wednesday in the campus center promoting the concept of "free" or "open source" textbooks for college students. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Rutgers-Camden Student Group Encourages Professors To Provide Free Textbooks

A student organization on the Rutgers-Camden campus is encouraging professors to buy-in to the concept of free books for their students.


(credit: Mark Abrams)

Heavily Used Exit Ramp On I-95 To Shut Down For 9 Months

PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says the ramp will be closed for nine months for reconstruction.


Rizzo is back... on stage (Photo credit: KYW's Mark Abrams)

The Play ‘Rizzo’ Is Back, Portraying The Life And Career Of Frank Rizzo

The play is called ‘Rizzo’ and the production is being revived after a successful run last fall.


Linda Mead of the D&R Greenway Land Trust, announces the "River Days" initiative during an event at Philadelphia's Penn's Landing along the Delaware River on Wednesday.
(credit: Mark Abrams)

Environmental Centers Join Forces To Raise Awareness On Protecting Delaware River Watershed

Mead says the river has come a long way, but there’s more to be done to protect it.


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Ham Radio Operators Reach Out To Public For Help In Project To Benefit Wounded Warriors

Bob Josuweit is president of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club and is helping to coordinate the project.


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Delco College Not Giving Grades To Incoming Freshman

Swarthmore College freshman are taking their classes this semester on a pass-fail basis only.


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PennDOT Now Controls Outdoor Advertising Along Key Corridor

But don’t look for the big digital display at 8th and Market Streets to disappear anytime soon.


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Next Phase Of Work To Begin On Connecting I-95 And Pa. Turnpike

Crews are preparing to start another phase of the construction project that will connect Interstate 95 with the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County.


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ITT Technical Institute Closes, Leaving Thousands Of Students In The Dark

ITT Tech says thousands of students and more than 8,000 employees are affected by the decision.



Police Charge Phila. DA’s Girlfriend With Slashing Tires On 2 City Owned Vehicles

Forty-seven-year-old Stacey Cummings surrendered Sunday to face charges of criminal mischief and possession of an instrument of crime.


New Auxiliary Bishop Edward Deliman was consecrated to his new ministry in the Philadelphia Archdiocese on Thursday. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Longtime Philadelphia Priest Takes On New Role

Bishop Edward Deliman was ordained as the 27th auxiliary in the history of the archdiocese.


Child Porn Arrests

Former Teacher Among 40 Arrested In NJ Crackdown On Child Porn

The task force scanned internet traffic to determine who was sharing and downloading the files across the state.


(Credit: Mark Abrams)

‘Questionable Spending’ Found In Review Of Former Philly Mayor’s Funds

Philadelphia’s city controller is alleging a former high-ranking Nutter administration official misused tens of thousands of dollars.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/16/2016

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Baby Rescued From Hot Car Outside Target In Bensalem

It happened outside the Target store on Rockhill Drive shortly before 3:30 near the Neshaminy Mall.


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.




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