Mark 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.
Pennsylvania is the fourth state in the nation to enact the requirement for transporting infants and toddlers in rear-facing car seats.
Some 200 lucky fans celebrated the achievement at a luncheon at Citizens Bank Park.
China’s Ambassador Consul General was in Philadelphia Wednesday to talk business opportunities during an event held at the Union League.
For nearly 30 years, he was the host of a popular Philadelphia children’s television show.
A contractor is set to begin removing the steps and replace them with a series of ramps.
Massachusetts has a new law barring employers from gender discrimination when it comes to paychecks.
A special food app launched during the Democratic National Convention was so successful the city wants it to stay alive.
New Jersey governor Chris Christie says the Garden State is not facing a crisis because it still doesn’t have a new transportation funding bill in place.
PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says construction is finally coming to an end on a 2.5 mile stretch of Route 202 between Route 401 and Route 30 in Chester County.
A travel industry group says Philadelphia is likely to get a nice economic bounce.
Employees and shoppers were evacuated after an odor of smoke was detected.
The storms packed heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning.
Mayor Jim Kenney says the city is prepared and has had experience with a similar event when the Republicans were here some 16 years ago.
Team members, coaches and families affiliated with a south jersey girls soccer club are preparing to leave for Texas to compete in the U.S. youth soccer national tournament next week.
The mayor met with the work force and toured both the corporate offices and a fulfillment center.