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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.

 

 

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (Credit: Andre Bennett)

PGW Customers Will Be Getting A Break On Gas Bills

PGW says gas rates will dip about 7% for residential heating customers between now and November 30th because of the lower price the utility is paying for natural gas.

09/03/2014

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE) (R) and ranking member U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) talk with former Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson . (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Delaware Senator Says The Time Is Now For Action On Postal Reform

The Postal Reform Act of 2014 co-sponsored by Sen. Tom Carper and Republican colleague, Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma, already has been passed out of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

09/02/2014

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Head Of Philadelphia Pastors Network Encourages Spiritual Leaders To Speak Out On Controversial Issues

On this Labor Day holiday, the head of the Philadelphia based American Pastors Network is troubled by a trend – Pastors unwilling to speak out on controversial issues from the pulpit.

09/01/2014

Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard announces the partnership outside the Promise Neighborhood Family Success Center in Camden, New Jersey. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Camden School District Launches New Neighborhood Partnership

Just days before the Sept. 2 opening of schools, the Camden School District is joining forces with the Center for Family Services in the Landing Square neighborhood to give parents more resources to help their children.

08/28/2014

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City Ready To Honor Taney Dragons With Parade Down Broad Street

Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons are being honored today for their recent performance in the Little League World Series with a parade down Broad Street.

08/27/2014

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Auxiliary Bishop From Philadelphia Becomes New Bishop Of Diocese Of Toledo

Philadelphia native, Bishop Daniel Thomas, who was ordained a priest in 1985 by Cardinal John Krol, and a bishop in 2006 by Cardinal Justin Rigali, takes the reins of a diocese that covers 19 counties in northwestern Ohio.

08/27/2014

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Philadelphia Finalizes Parade Plans To Honor Its Hometown Little League Heroes

And the city is encouraging everyone to come out and congratulate the Taney Dragons on their success.

08/26/2014

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Laser Scans Being Used To Create 3D Virtual Tour Of The Battleship New Jersey

Jack Willard says it was an idea proposed by the West Jersey chapter of the New Jersey Society of Professional Land Surveyors that brought about laser scans of the battleship.

08/23/2014

Union Carpenters demonstrate Wednesday outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center entrance at Broad and Cherry streets in Philadelphia. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Carpenters Locked Out Of Pa. Convention Center Since May Seek End To Dispute

On Wednesday, picketers were walking and making noise at the Convention Center’s Broad and Cherry streets entrance.

08/20/2014

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Credit Card Scammers Working The Phones

The state attorney general’s office says it’s been happening all across Pennsylvania the past few weeks.

08/20/2014

Body found in home on Mole Street in Philadelphia on August 15, 2014. (credit: John McDevitt)

Murder of Longtime Congregant Shocks Rodeph Shalom Synagogue Community

Rodeph Shalom rabbi Jill Maderer says 65-five-year-old Lee Stanley had deep ties to the synagogue and its activities. His father had been cantor there.

08/19/2014

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SEPTA Bus Catches Fire Near Penn’s Landing

SEPTA says it is a Route 33 bus and no passengers were aboard when the flames broke out.

08/19/2014

File Photo of John Edgar Hoover, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States. (Credit: BOB MULLIGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Incident Decades Ago Echoes Unrest In Ferguson

It’s a piece of the past that echoes today, given the current situation in Ferguson, Missouri.

08/18/2014

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Road Work Set To Begin On Roosevelt Boulevard

A major PennDOT paving project begins tonight along the Roosevelt Boulevard and it could affect the morning commute for drivers for the next few months.

08/11/2014

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PennDOT To Begin Repairs On 4 Bridges Along Spring Garden Street

The spans carry Spring Garden Street over the Schuylkill Expressway, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail.

08/09/2014

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