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.
St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill has kicked off its annual “Greek Agora and Festival.”
We may see a little bit more snow, but not until later in the season, according to the long-range winter forecast from AccuWeather.
The community of Wrightstown in Burlington County sits on the edge of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. There are furloughs, but the government isn’t saying how many.
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Philadelphia will celebrate the re-lighting of four bridges along the Schuylkill River Thursday night.
The operators of Montgomery County Ambulance Company are charged with improperly billing Medicare for millions of dollars for unnecessary medical transports of dialysis patients and paying some patients bonuses for cooperating in the scheme.
Members of the celebrated Philadelphia Orchestra were in their final rehearsal Tuesday afternoon in Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center.
You may recognize the name from the popular beer produced at its upstate Pennsylvania brewery.
A cloud of unease surrounded Coatesville Area High School Monday morning, as the school community reacted to disturbing allegations that two former school district officials used racially insensitive comments in text message exchanges.
At the Union League, Moyer presented the first “Legends” Award on behalf of his foundation to Hamels.
Philadelphia police commanders handed out commendation citations to more than 80 officers Wednesday afternoon during ceremonies held in the Fraternal Order of Police headquarters in Northeast Philadelphia.
It’s becoming a chronic problem, causing occasional train delays, and officials say they’re taking steps to stop it.
The move, pending PennDot approvals, would make the township the first suburban community outside of Philadelphia, to install the cameras.
The 59th annual Thrill Show is scheduled for Saturday, September 21st, on the parking lot of the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia.
Lynn McMaster, the interim president and CEO of the children’s museum in Fairmount Park says the move will not affect the day-to-day operations of the popular children’s attraction.