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.
Those attending the forum, to a person, branded the Affordable Care Act as anything but.
Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood says the robberies began October 19th and involved a drug store, convenience stores, and, most recently, a sandwich shop.
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia says police can’t attach GPS tracking devices on vehicles of criminal suspects without first getting a warrant.
A South Steet salon is taken over on this Halloween by “zombies,” armed with razors, scissors and clippers.
The Mayor gathered with Council President Darrell Clarke and several members of City Council late Wednesday afternoon to announce he had reached what he labeled a compromise on the school fund plan.
Saint Joseph’s University is holding a half-day workshop on Saturday geared toward high school juniors and seniors exploring college prospects.
Bishop Timothy Senior, an auxiliary bishop and the seminary rector, says a task force approved by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia was asked to explore whether the college division should continue operations.
“The components of this wall literally are 12,500 aluminum panels,” Franklin Institute senior VP Troy Collins explained. “They are hung on over 800 rods and it covers over 3,000 square feet.”
Recent changes to the “Mega Millions” lottery game are generating some buzz among players.
The School District of Philadelphia says one student and two school police officers suffered minor injuries.
A man is in the hospital after being shot in Society Hill early Monday morning when he resisted an attempt to steal his Jeep.
Forty-seven applicants from 32 countries across the globe raised their hands and recited in unison their allegiance to a new land.
Rutgers-Camden broke ground Wednesday for a new, state-of-the-art nursing school and research center.
Voters are heading to the polls in New Jersey today to pick a successor to the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg.
Saint Charles Seminary in Lower Merion is recognizing the contributions of a beloved cleric from Philadelphia who served two Popes in the Vatican.