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.
A Philadelphia-based theology professor says the bishops, , despite their statement about welcoming gays, aren’t proposing any change in Catholic doctrine on homosexuality at this time.
“He ends up being wounded and he has to swim six miles to get to the coast of Portugal,” says Brother Edward Sheehy.
With less than a month to the election, the GOP faithful rallied behind Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett late Thursday afternoon at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne.
It’s not a presidential election year, but in the commonwealth voters will be going to the polls on November 4 to elect candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, the state House and Senate, and for U.S. Congress.
Yanay, a sixth-grader, has had a Big Sister for two years. “My ‘big’ is important to me because I don’t have any brothers or sisters,” she said, “so it was nice to have that attention.”
While the report contains about three dozen recommendations for the city to consider going forward, the largest is splitting up L&I’s functions and placing more emphasis on safety and accountability.
Brother Richard Kestler, West Catholic Prep’s president, says his team and coaches, were invited to share the new field, outfitted with artificial turf, with their Drexel neighbors.
Physical education teacher William Barber, 38, is charged with having sex with the fifteen-year-old girl inside his office on September 12th.
Ryan Manion Borek, president of the Travis Manion Foundation, says the memorial’s centerpiece will be a 20-foot section of steel I-beam from the rubble of the World Trade Center.
With Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican Day parade and festival less than a week away, police are issuing a warning to those who might want to crash the party.
A traffic ramp used by tens of thousands of drivers daily to get from Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia onto the westbound Schuylkill Expressway is being closed today for more than two months for reconstruction work.
Philadelphia’s archbishop is in Rome for planning sessions for the World Meeting of Families event, scheduled for next September in Philadelphia.
The newborn baby of a pregnant mother who was shot and killed in Philadelphia’s Frankford section has died, police say.
There was a standing ovation from library, civic, and community leaders as Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation delivered the news.
Organizers Of Philadelphia’s Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade And Festival Invite Entire Community To Take Part
Joanna Otero-Cruz, executive director of El Concilio, says this year’s parade will feature some 1,500 participants.