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.

 

 

Pope Francis, in file photo. (credit: Franco Origlia/ Getty Images)

Plans Underway To Help Aid Homeless During Papal Visit

Project Home’s Will O’Brien says up to 150 people a night stay out on the Ben Franklin Parkway during warmer weather.

07/16/2015

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Wells Fargo Aims To Solve Rise In Elder Financial Abuse

Wells Fargo launched a cross-country bus tour in Philadelphia to raise awareness about elderly financial abuse.

07/14/2015

(Photo Credit: KYW's Mark Abrams)

An Argentine Priest Has Nothing But Excitement For Pope Francis’ September Visit

Father Felipe Doldan splits his time between parish work in the Diocese of Camden and supervising biblical studies in Argentina.

07/13/2015

Bob Josuweit, president of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Local Ham Radio Operators Among Those Celebrating Independence Day Weekend With Special Worldwide Event

Radio operators in Philadelphia and beyond are celebrating this Independence Day holiday weekend “hamming it up” with a special worldwide event.

07/03/2015

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Area Patient-Assistance Group Says Need For Housing During Pope Visit is Huge

Hosts for Hospitals, based in Gladwyne, maintains a network of families who offer their homes as a place for patients and family members who come from out of town for specialized care at hospitals in the Greater Philadelphia area.

07/02/2015

File photo. Pope Francis waves to the faithful during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square.  (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Just Released: The Pope’s Schedule For September’s Trip To Philadelphia

The Vatican has just released the schedule of events for the visit of Pope Francis to the United States.

06/30/2015

Vikki Aristoklis, a veteran teacher at James Rhodes Elementary School in West Philadelphia, says teachers need the resources to help their students. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Teachers, Activists Demanding More State Money For Schools

Philadelphia teachers are heading for Harrisburg today to press their case for more state funding.

06/29/2015

Bob Josuweit, WA3PZO, of the Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club, operates his ham radio as part of the Field Day emergency exercise. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Radio Operators Testing Emergency Preparedness This Weekend In Montco

Amateur radio operators from throughout the region will join thousands across the country in a field emergency test this weekend.

06/27/2015

(File photo. Credit: CBS3)

SE Pa. Catholic High School Teachers Sign New, One-Year Contract

Rita Schwartz, president of Local 1776 of the Association of Catholic Teachers, says teachers voted last night by a nearly 3-1 margin to accept the new contract.

06/25/2015

File photo. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

PA Based Flagmaker Shuts Off Production Of Confederate Flag

A major U.S. flag maker, Valley Forge Flag based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, just outside of Reading, Berks County, has decided to stop making confederate flags.

06/24/2015

(Pope Francis greets the crowd from the popemobile after Easter mass in St. Peter's square on April 5, 2015. File photo by Gabriel Bouys/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Behind The Scenes, Huge Security Plan For Pope’s Visit to Phila. is Taking Shape

The US Secret Service, working with the Department of Homeland Security and local authorities, is in charge.

06/23/2015

(Archbishop Charles Chaput, in file photo. Credit: CBS3)

Philadelphia Delegation To Get More Face Time With Pope During Current Rome Trip

Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, who is leading the delegation, tells CBS-3 that tomorrow morning he will introduce members of the delegation directly to the pope after his public audience on St. Peter’s Square.

06/23/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Lisa Maree Williams/ Getty Images)

Local Theologians See Depth in Pope’s Pronouncement on Climate

William Madges, a theology professor at St. Joseph’s University, says it’s no accident that the pope cited the political dimensions of the debate.

06/18/2015

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Pope’s Sex Abuse Panel Draws Praise From Saint Joe’s Professor

St. Joseph’s University theology professor William Madges says the pope’s approval of a new Vatican tribunal to examine how bishops have responded to clergy abuse cases is significant.

06/10/2015

(Cherry Hill township mayor Chuck Cahn, in file photo.  Credit: David Madden)

Legal Battle Over The Future Of Cherry Hill’s Woodcrest Country Club Nears An End

Cherry Hill Mayor Chuck Cahn says with the blessing of council, he approached Cherry Hill Land Associates to try to bring a more than year long legal battle over the golf course to a conclusion.

06/10/2015

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