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.



La Salle Students Give Thanks To Philly Police

Ambassadors from La Salle University served an early Thanksgiving appreciation dinner on Thursday to the men and women in blue who work out of the 14th and 35th Police Districts.


Archdiocese Development Project Sparks National Attention

The Philadelphia Archdiocese is drawing national attention for a major development project it calls “the Cathedral Block.”


Cancer Researcher Says She’s Optimistic About Treatments

Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee is the deputy director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and was part of a recent cancer forum in Philadelphia.


Tax-Free Online Shopping Opens For Veterans, Retirees

On this Veteran’s Day, the Department of Defense has authorized a special benefit that could impact as many as 18.5 million military veterans and retirees.


Anti-Defamation League Honors Local Schools For Anti-Bullying Efforts

High School Students Confront Hate And Bullying At Conference

Some 400 students from high schools throughout the Delaware Valley gathered in the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Thursday for the Anti-Defamation League’s “Courageous Conversations” conference.


Former Vice President Biden Says Voters Weary Of Incivility

A cancer forum at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday took a brief detour into politics with former Vice President Joe Biden mincing no words.


Saxbys Hosts Fundraiser To Support Community College Of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia’s president Guy Generals says the proceeds of the event will go toward a fellowship for students.


Veteran KYW Traffic Reporter Dead At 75

Veteran KYW Traffic Reporter Dead At 75

Rod Carson, one of the founders of Shadow Traffic and a pioneer of the kind of traffic reporting you hear on KYW Newsradio, died over the weekend at his home in Lehighton, Carbon County. He was 75.


Police: 23-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed While Sitting Inside Car Outside Home

Police: 23-Year-Old Man Shot, Killed While Sitting Inside Car Outside Home

A North Philadelphia man was shot and killed early Thursday morning while sitting in his parked car just 50 feet from his family’s home. 


2 Pa. Democratic Leaders Criticize GOP Tax Plan: ‘This Is Just Rolling A Problem Downhill’

U.S Senator Bob Casey and Governor Tom Wolf expressed concerns that the rhetoric from Capitol Hill bodes ill for Pennsylvanians.


St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Explores Moving To Neumann University

A prominent Main Line religious and educational institution is looking at a possible move to Delaware County.


Philadelphia March Raises Awareness Against Human Trafficking With Red Sand

They marched on campus for the Red Sand Walk, spreading red-colored sand in the cracks in sidewalks to get the school community to join the fight to stop human trafficking.


Philadelphia Tackles Storm Water With Green Spaces

It’s more than just new playgrounds being erected with gardens in Philadelphia. They’re actually all part of the city’s long-term plan to reduce the flow of storm water and pollution into the Delaware River.


Philly Church Musicians Plan 2018 Dublin Pilgrimage

The Association of Church Musicians in Philadelphia is marking its 50th anniversary with a special pilgrimage set for next August.


Transformed Green Schoolyard Opens At Fishtown Elementary School

The former asphalt surface at the Alexander Adaire School along East Palmer Street now contains a new, safer play area and a green space.


Philly School District Announces Efforts To Redesign Arts Education

The School District of Philadelphia is re-designing its arts education program in the wake of a study showing the arts community, teachers and civic leaders are looking for more opportunities for youngsters.


Local Ham Radio Club Celebrates Special Anniversary

Ham radio operators from the Delaware Valley will be participating in a statewide test this weekend, but one group is marking the occasion by observing a special anniversary.


Ambulance Group Honors King Of Prussia Company For CPR Training

Ambulance Group Honors King Of Prussia Company For CPR Training

A King of Prussia company is recognized by a community ambulance organization for launching a first-aid training tool. 


Sen. Coons Voices Concern With Trump’s Threat To Decertify Iran Nuclear Deal

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says reports that Trump’s threatened move telegraphs a bad message to our allies and adversaries.


Protesters Voice Opposition To Temple University’s Proposed Football Stadium

A Temple spokesman released a statement saying, contrary to recent published reports no final decision has been made.


Philadelphia Archdiocese To Be Consecrated To Our Lady Of Fatima

Philadelphia’s Archbishop will lead a historic event in the life of the Archdiocese next Sunday.


PA Attorney General Working To Take Down Phone Scammers

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General is appealing to the FCC and the US Senate to take down phone scammers who are bilking senior citizens out of millions of dollars annually.


PA Medical Marijuana Growing Operation Wants To Sell It

Franklin Labs now admits it really wanted a clinical research permit to study the effective medical uses of marijuana.


Cherry Hill Church Celebrates 50th Year Of Annual Greek Festival

St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill kicks off its Greek Agora – or festival – on Thursday with an emphasis on what else, Greek dishes.


PA Attorney General Urges Consumers To Act On Equifax

Pennsylvania’s attorney general says doing nothing to protect yourself in the wake of the Equifax credit security breach is not a good strategy.


Anthem Philly Organizes Beer And Bishops Bash

They hang out at Anthem Philly on Facebook and now they’re planning an Octoberfest bash with a twist.


Cathedral Basilica Hosting Public Rosary Prayer

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is inviting all to join in publicly praying the rosary at the Cathedral Basilica next Saturday evening.


SEPTA Sunday Work To Affect 3 Regional Rail Lines

SEPTA’s Kristin Mestre-Velez says the work will affect commuters who use the Lansdale/Doylestown, West Trenton, and Warminster lines.


Garden Commemorates Philadelphia Visit Of Pope Francis, World Meeting Of Families

The memorial garden and plaques are positioned just off Race Street, near 18th Street, next to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Parkway.


Power Pool Marks Anniversary, Preps For Threats To Network

The PJM Interconnection, based in the Valley Forge area, is responsible for overseeing a networked electricity distribution system that serves 13 states and the District of Columbia.




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