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.
Kenney walked into Old First Reformed Church on Race Street in Old City shortly after 11 a.m., greeting poll workers and exuding confidence.
A memorial to the victims of gun homicides in Philadelphia last year has been erected in front of Tabernacle Church in University City.
It’s called the “On-the-Job Training” program and is a partnership led by the Delaware County Office of Workforce Development.
Vatican observers say the synod exposed divisions among top church leaders over the approach to such issues as communion for Catholics who are divorced or those remarried outside the church.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams went back to school Thursday with a message about the consequences of bullying. The district attorney minced no words as he told the fourth graders at the William Cramp Elementary School in Kensington that bullying can change lives for the worse.
Twenty-one couples who live at Paul’s Run retirement community in Northeast Philadelphia renewed their wedding vows Wednesday during a special recognition of long-time married couples.
A Marist College poll conducted in the aftermath of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States found Americans not only embraced the Holy Father as a transformative figure, but agree with him on some controversial issues.
Two Philadelphia health professionals are conceding the latest report released by an anti-fracking environmental group has no direct impact on residents living in the city.
With the arrival of freezing temperatures in the Philadelphia region, can the first flakes of snow be far behind? PennDOT crews are prepared just in case.
The choir will stage a concert inside the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on Monday.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese is hoping the goodwill generated by the recent visit of Pope Francis will give a big boost to a campaign to recruit candidates for the priesthood.
Before he died in a plane crash more than a year ago, Katz donated $25 million to his alma mater.
In the wake of a successful papal visit to Philadelphia, speculation is growing in some church circles about the potential for Archbishop Charles Chaput being elevated to the rank of cardinal.
Release Of Monarch Butterflies Highlights Philly’s New Designation As Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership City
Students from the Pennrose Elementary School gave nature a little lift with the release of Monarch butterflies to celebrate grants for more environmental activities in the vicinity of the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge.
Fresh off the Pope’s visit here, Philadelphia’s archbishop Charles Chaput is in the Vatican for the next three weeks.