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.

 

 

Philadelphia's Bobby Hill, whose angelic voice entertained Pope Francis in September, releases a holiday favorite. (photo credit Mark Abrams)

Teen Who Wowed Crowds With Solo During Pope’s Visit Releases Free Holiday Song

The Philadelphia teen who sang a solo on the Ben Franklin Parkway for Pope Francis a few months ago is now sharing his gift of song for the holiday.

12/16/2015

Gerald Liu, Emily Cheng, and Kelly Jiang, captured team honors at the recent Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology held at George Washington University. (Photo provided by Emily Cheng)

Local High School Students Win Team Title At Math, Science And Technology Competition

Three area high school students are winners of the team title in the Sieimens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.

12/13/2015

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Christmas Concert Event This Weekend At The Cathedral Basilica

If you’re looking to lift your holiday spirit this weekend, “Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica” might be just the ticket – and it’s free.

12/12/2015

Ronald Hopkins, SEPTA Assistant General Manager/Chief Operations Officer, discusses changes on the transit agency's regional rail lines going into effect on Sunday. The changes were released Wednesday during a news conference at SEPTA headquarters in Center City. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

SEPTA Says Rail Riders Will See Some Big Changes Beginning Sunday

Some big changes are coming to SEPTA’s Regional Rail lines beginning Sunday.

12/09/2015

Temple University's Board of Trustees put a hold Tuesday on further action on a proposed football stadium. (photo credit Mark Abrams)

Talks For Temple University’s Proposed Football Stadium On Hold

Temple University’s Board of Trustees put a hold Tuesday on further action on a proposed football stadium and athletic complex in North Philadelphia.

12/08/2015

An entrance to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia (credit: Mark Abrams)

Philadelphia Archdiocese, In Solidarity With Pope, Prepares To Launch Year Of Mercy

Pope Francis inaugurates a Jubilee year of mercy this week from the Vatican, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be launching events in the city, as well.

12/07/2015

(photo credit Mark Abrams)

Drexel Dedicates New Space For Medical Device Developers

Drexel University has dedicated a new “incubator space” for medical device developers adjacent to 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia.

12/05/2015

The sun rises over the Inland Regional Center on December 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, California, one day after 14 people were killed at the center.     AFP PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP / Patrick T. Fallon        (Photo credit should read PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Cape May County Health Inspector Named Among San Bernardino Shooting Victims

Family members and friends confirm a former Cape May County man is among the victims of the San Bernadino mass shooting.

12/03/2015

Molly Roy (top left), owner of a 12-year-old Labrador, Kinsey, watches as Drexel students and staff get some stress relief spending time with a therapy dog

Therapy Dogs Visit Drexel University Students To Ease Stress Of Final Exams

A group of therapy dogs and their owners were invited to Drexel University today to help lower the stress levels of students finishing projects and studying for exams.

12/02/2015

(photo credit Fr. William DiGregorio )

U.S. Bishops Approve Sainthood Cause For Upper Darby Priest

The cause of sainthood for a priest from Upper Darby has earned a big endorsement from an important group in the catholic church.

11/29/2015

(Credit: Thinkstock)

Two Suburban Bridges Reopen Ahead Of Schedule After Repairs

The Maple Avenue Bridge in Bucks County and the Linfield Road Bridge connecting Limerick Township in Montgomery County and East Coventry in Chester County are scheduled to be re-opened for traffic today.

11/25/2015

(photo courtesy Mark Abrams)

Old City Bar Owner Continues Thanksgiving Tradition Of Serving Turkey Dinner To Veterans

Joseph Schultice, who owns Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille, brought his co-workers and clients to the nearby Veterans Multi-Service Center to help him plate the meal and serve the vets.

11/24/2015

A section of Richmond Street between Aramingo Avenue and Anne Street in Port Richmond is set to re-open Monday after being closed for reconstruction and re-alignment over the past 21 months. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Key Artery In Port Richmond Reopens To Traffic

Drivers will welcome the return of Richmond Street between Aramingo Avenue and Anne Street, which had been closed since February 2014 for major reconstruction and a re-alignment.

11/23/2015

(photo credit Mark Abrams)

92-Year-Old Philadelphia Financial Guru Is Retiring

Long-time financial guru Harry S. Gross, who earned the respect and trust of millions of Philadelphia area listeners and readers over a career that spanned more than 35 years, has decided to retire.

11/22/2015

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