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.

 

 

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Philadelphia Building Collapse Site Memorial Park Dedicated

The June 5 memorial park is expected to be finished by next fall.

04/06/2016

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Investigation Continues Into Deadly Amtrak Derailment

Investigators looking into the collision aren’t saying very much at this point.

04/04/2016

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

Call To Embrace ‘Divine Mercy’ During Sunday Observance In Philadelphia

The Sunday after Easter is being observed in the Catholic Church as ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’

04/01/2016

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Archbishop Chaput Named Principal Celebrant For Mother Angelica Funeral Mass

Philadelphia’s Archbishop has been asked by the Eternal Word Television Network to play a key part in the funeral for its found who died on Easter Sunday.

03/29/2016

Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, a Catholic nun who started a TV station in a garage that grew into a religious media giant, died on Easter Sunday, according to her company. She was 92.
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Mother Mary Angelica, Founder Of Eternal Word Television Network, Dies

Mother Mary Angelica, the foundress of the Eternal Word Television Network, died Easter Sunday at the age of 92.

03/28/2016

Actor Michael Constantine attends 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ Actor Hails From Our Area

Michael Constantine grew up just up the road from Philadelphia in Reading.

03/25/2016

Pa. Senator Pat Toomey in file photo (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Protests Outside Senator Toomey’s Philadelphia Office

By Mark Abrams PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Activists stages a protest outside the Philadelphia office of Senator Pat Toomey on Tuesday, urging him to abandon the Republican leadership position on a key vote. The group, backed […]

03/23/2016

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Activists Demonstrate In Center City Demanding Minimum Wage Increase

The last time state lawmakers approved a minimum wage increase was 10 years ago.

03/17/2016

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Search Underway For Man Accused Of Throwing Molotov Cocktail At Home In South Philly

Fire officials got a call about flames outside the home shortly after 5:30 a.m

03/15/2016

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Funeral Services Set For NJSP Trooper Struck And Killed On I-295

Funeral services have been set for the New Jersey state trooper struck and killed.

03/09/2016

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Crews Take Advantage Of Nice Weather To Repair Potholes

While the inconvenience is temporary, what is happening will definitely make your ride smoother.

03/08/2016

Kimberly Everett, trauma prevention coordinator for St. Mary Regional Trauma Center, discusses the use of a supplemental safety handle with a senior driver during the CarFit inspection inside the Upper Makefield Fire Company on Thursday. (credit: Mark Abrams/KYW)

Program Offers Car Check Ups For Seniors In Bucks County

A Bucks County trauma center offered free checks for senior drivers and their vehicles Thursday.

03/04/2016

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LOVE Statue’s New, Temporary Location Celebrated Over Lunch In Center City

The city expects to complete renovations and move the sculpture back to Love Park by early next year.

03/02/2016

Schuylkill Expressway police-chase. (credit: Chopper 3)

7 In Custody Following High Speed Chase, Believed To Be Part Of Well-Known Gang

Authorities tell CBS3 that the pursuit started in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County.

03/01/2016

File Photo of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. (Credit: Jan Carabeo)

Phila. Archdiocese Joins Worldwide Lenten Event To Emphasize Year Of Mercy

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is joining in a worldwide Lenten event this coming weekend to put some extra emphasis on his declaration of a Year of Mercy by Pope Francis.

02/29/2016

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