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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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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Bernie Sanders Pitches For Votes Throughout Pa.

The Democratic presidential hopeful made three stops in Pennsylvania Thursday.


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.


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Protesters March Down Broad Street

Opponents of a proposed new football stadium for Temple University’s North Philadelphia campus held a march and rally Thursday afternoon.


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PA Attorney General’s Office Catches Philadelphia Man In Child Pornography Probe

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.


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Former President Bill Clinton Explains Why His Wife Should Be Next President

The former president spoke to a few hundred AME delegates gathered Thursday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


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Philadelphia Building Collapse Site Memorial Park Dedicated

The June 5 memorial park is expected to be finished by next fall.


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Investigation Continues Into Deadly Amtrak Derailment

Investigators looking into the collision aren’t saying very much at this point.


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Call To Embrace ‘Divine Mercy’ During Sunday Observance In Philadelphia

The Sunday after Easter is being observed in the Catholic Church as ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’


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Archbishop Chaput Named Principal Celebrant For Mother Angelica Funeral Mass

Philadelphia’s Archbishop has been asked by the Eternal Word Television Network to play a key part in the funeral for its found who died on Easter Sunday.


Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, a Catholic nun who started a TV station in a garage that grew into a religious media giant, died on Easter Sunday, according to her company. She was 92.
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Mother Mary Angelica, Founder Of Eternal Word Television Network, Dies

Mother Mary Angelica, the foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network, died Easter Sunday at the age of 92.


Actor Michael Constantine attends 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ Actor Hails From Our Area

Michael Constantine grew up just up the road from Philadelphia in Reading.




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