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.
A local man who pressed the Cradle of Liberty Boy Scouts Council in Philadelphia in recent years to reject national BSA policy barring gays in the organization says the national stance still may generate discontent.
Patrick Burns, president and CEO of the Fresh Grocer supermarkets, handed the mock check to Renee Cardwell Hughes, the Red Cross chapter CEO, during a brief ceremony inside the Fresh Grocer store in the 5600 block of Chestnut Street, in West Philadelphia.
Because the summer season brings the highest demand for power in the region, area electric companies already are planning for big spikes in usage.
The Harvest Crusade, based in Riverside, California, announced Thursday it will bring its message of hope and faith to the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on September 28 and 29th.
Six young and successful men got together in 1812 in a cake shop near 3rd and Market Streets to launch their endeavor.
Revelations that the Justice Department secretly got the phone records of reporters from the Associated Press in an attempt to track government leakers and whistleblowers has sent shockwaves across the world of journalism.
The intersection of South Springfield Road and Broadway Avenue in Clifton Heights, Delaware County is closed because of a water main break.
Police say they’ve recovered footage from cameras along the 200 block of South Street where 36-year-old Tom Watson, also known as DJ Fenicx, was shot and killed as he was moving his equipment to his apartment.
“This is a place where you can find extraordinarily hip and avant-garde and brand-new art being made right next to some amazingly traditional painters and sculptors,” says the school’s dean.
Dr. Keith Laskin, medical director for Main Line Health’s Celiac Center at Paoli Hospital, was among the main presenters during the event.
Bishop Joseph McFadden, a West Philadelphia native who was a champion of Catholic education while serving in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, died Thursday at the age of 65.
McFadden served as president of Cardinal O’Hara High School, and was extensively involved in the archdiocese Office of Catholic Education.
“Spy: The Exhibit, The Secret World of Espionage” opens Saturday.
Former Delaware County Congressman Bob Edgar, who had been serving as president of the Washington D.C.-based good government group Common Cause died Tuesday morning in his home in the Watergate area.
The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be back on the big screen for a one-night special presentation this Thursday.
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