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.



Artist's rendering of the new Temple University library under construction on the main campus in North Philadelphia. (Photo provided)

Construction On Temple University’s New Library Ramping Up

The new three-and-a-half story library will replace the Paley Library on the main campus in North Philadelphia.


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A Rainy Memorial Day At The Jersey Shore

It was pretty much a washout at the Jersey Shore on Monday as the remnants of Tropical Depression Bonnie dumped steady rain on the resorts, prompting many visitors to head home early.


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Justice Department Reviewing Chester Police Operations

Chester Police Commissioner Darren Alston requested the federal examination of his department in the wake of years of incidents.


SEPTA general manager Jeffrey Knueppel, left, and Jon Feldman, Uber Pennsylvania general manager, right, announce a pilot project involving transportation connections to suburban regional rail stations during a Wednesday news conference at SEPTAs Jenkintown-Wyncote station. (credit: Mark Abrams)

SEPTA Launches Pilot Project To Make It Easier For Suburban Regional Rail Riders

SEPTA is launching a pilot partnership for the summer aimed at making it easier for riders to get to eleven suburban rail stations in the region.


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Students Evacuated For Fire At Montco High School

There are no reports of injuries.


Latina dancers celebrate during the dedication of the Cramp Community Playground in North Philadelphia on Wednesday. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Cramp School Community Playground Opens To Public

What used to be worn blacktop with a deteriorating metal pole stuck in the center has been converted into a green play space outside the Cramp School in North Philadelphia.


Visitors to a Strawberry Mansion neighborhood health fair get neck massages during the event in Fairmount Park. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Neighbors Come Together In Strawberry Mansion To Adopt Healthier Way Of Life

Residents of a Strawberry Mansion neighborhood gathered in Fairmount Park Wednesday for a day of activities geared toward physical, mental and emotional health.


(Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput, in file photo by Mark Abrams)

Archbishop Chaput To Conduct 2 Private Meetings With Priests

There is a pressing issue on his agenda.


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Red Light Cameras In Philly Netted Millions Of Dollars In Fines Last Year

So, how and where will all that money be used?


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State Board Revokes License Of West Philadelphia Funeral Director

The Pennsylvania State Board of Funeral Directors pulled the license of Blair Hawkins.


Demonstrators board a bus in Center City Philadelphia for a ride to Harrisburg for a gun background checks rally on Monday.
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Activists Head To State Capitol To Rally For Tougher Gun Restriction Laws

With lawmakers still unable to reach consensus on a new state budget, gun background checks aren’t even on the back-burner.


Fr. Dennis Gill, rector of the Cathedral Basilica, stands by the altar used by Pope Francis for his open-air Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Phila. Archdiocese Putting Together A Pilgrimage To Rome To Mark The Year Of Mercy

Father Dennis Gill says the archdiocese is organizing the trip for early September.


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Pope Francis Open To Expanding Women’s Role In The Church

Pope Francis appears to be opening a door to a greater role for women in the Catholic Church, agreeing to study re-constituting a clerical office held by both men and women in the early Church.


Philadelphia Amtrak Train Derailment (credit: Chopper 3)

Change Is Coming In Philadelphia’s Citywide Mass Casualty Plan

Revisions to the city’s mass casualty plan will direct police in the future to work closely with emergency medical service personnel.


Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell (far left) explaining what one of the new 3-D printers donated by Comcast can do. It is being placed in the computer lab at the Kingsessing Rec Center. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

Comcast Funds Major Computer Lab Upgrade At 3 Philly Rec Centers

The Philadelphia-based company announced its $105,000 gift on Wednesday




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