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.
The School District of Philadelphia is reaping big benefits from a program that connects artists with public service in the classroom.
Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are working with hospitals around the world on research to come up with treatments for pediatric brain tumors.
Lunch-time showers in Center City scuttled a preview of the Philadelphia Highway Patrol’s performance in the upcoming Hero Thrill Show. However, organizers still delivered a plea to the hearty crowd huddling under umbrellas.
Massimino died on Aug. 30 after a battle with lung cancer.
The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul will be the site of an extraordinary event that hasn’t been seen there in nearly 50 years.
PennDOT is tapping into an academic resource to help steer rainfall along its Interstate 95 construction project away from Philadelphia’s overtaxed storm water collection system.
Chaput says it can only make complicated immigration issues worse.
A section of the Philadelphia waterfront is the site for this year’s Pennsylvania Coast Day celebration.
Martin Saints Classical High School is setting up shop in the former Holy Martyrs parish school in Oreland, Montgomery County.
Final preparations are underway for next weekend’s 26th annual Doylestown Arts Festival.
The Philadelphia area will host several events this Labor Day holiday weekend.
Philadelphia’s building and trades unions are launching a major hurricane relief drive this Labor Day weekend.
With the start of classes in Archdiocesan High Schools now a week away, there is still no contract for teachers, despite a summer of negotiations.
Philadelphia International Airport officials confirm a JetBlue flight that left Boston shortly before 9:30 a.m. for Atlanta, diverted to Philadelphia and landed safely shortly before 11 a.m.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia acknowledges a bank employee supervising lockboxes for charitable donations has been fired and charged in the wake of a theft investigation.
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion is seeing the largest overall increase in enrollment of men studying for the Roman Catholic priesthood in more than a dozen years.
Philadelphia’s Ukrainian archbishop is inviting the public to join him in a pilgrimage to a special shrine in a tiny community some two-and-a-half hours north of Philadelphia.
A Temple University junior stages and informal workshop on Thursday afternoon on how to administer lifesaving Narcan to the victim of a drug overdose.
Investigators say each suspect solicited sex online with an undercover agent who posed as a minor.
A Boys and Girls Clubs executive, says Comcast employees led the way in dropping off supplies, many of which will be distributed in the coming days.
Metropolitan Archbishop Stefan Soroka, who leads the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy – or diocese – says it became clear in the last several months that the church has too many buildings and needs to better manage its resources.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput will preside over the ordination of the fifth bishop of a neighboring diocese that was carved out of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia more than 50 years ago.
Father Dennis Gill, rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and director of the archdiocesan office of divine worship, will lead the pilgrimage from Feb. 1 through Feb. 11, 2018.
A job-training partnership leads to jobs at a new restaurant opening next month at Philadelphia International Airport.
State officials are still trying to develop an effective way to stop it the spotted lantern fly.
A limited number of tickets for October’s Liberty Medal presentation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia are available through an online drawing.
A Burlington County couple has been indicted on charges they force-fed a 17-year-old girl drugs and pimped her for sex with men in South Jersey motels.
The Eye Institute of Philadelphia is handing out free, disposable glass to watch the eclipse next Monday.
A cleric born in the Ukraine is about to become the youngest auxiliary bishop in the United States and he’ll be working out of the Ukrainian Catholic Church’s Philadelphia headquarters.
Now, the organization says someone is using its name, logo, and other identification in emails being sent throughout the region.