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.



Organization Supporting Grandparents Coming To Philly For First-Ever U.S. Conference

Marilyn Henry, a chapter coordinator for the Catholic Grandparents Association, says the group will gather in Philadelphia on August 26.


Valley Forge Park Gets New Superintendent

There’s a new man in charge at the Valley Forge National Historical Park.


Boy Scout Science Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

A Bucks County Boy Scout camp is marking the 25th anniversary of its nationally-recognized science program.


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Warrington Township Police To Use ID Fingerprint Scanners

A Bucks County police department is preparing to roll out a new tool to help them to positively identify people who come into contact with an officer.


Valley Forge Park Receives Donation From MontCo Group

Valley Forge National Historical Park gets a major gift from a Montgomery County community group to pay for improvements.


Woman In Critical Condition After North Philadelphia Shooting

Woman In Critical Condition After North Philadelphia Shooting

A woman was shot and critically wounded overnight in North Philadelphia and police hope “electronic witnesses” might help solve this crime.


Saint Joseph’s University Nets Record-Gift From Philly Graduate

Saint Joseph’s University has received one of the largest gifts in its history from an alumnus who credits the school with helping him overcome a learning disability.


Carfentanil Claims First Victim In Chester County

A deadly additive used by heroin dealers to boost the potency of the illegal narcotic has claimed its first victim in Chester County.


EWTN Host Releases New Bible Study Guide

A popular EWTN program host has a suggestion for your summer reading list.


UK Fight For Life Raises Questions About Parental Rights

Father Tad Pacholczyk weighs in from the National Catholic Bioethics Center here in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/11/2017

Hams From Philly Area ‘Radio Active’ In Observance Of America’s Independence

Amateur radio operators from Philadelphia are activating their stations in a special observance of America’s independence that will draw attention to the original 13 colonies.


Local Ham Radio Operators Gather For Communications Exercise

Ham radio operators from the Delaware Valley are among thousands taking part in a nationwide emergency communications exercise this weekend.


City Pools Officially Open For The Summer

Philadelphia’s mayor joined parks and recreation staff on Thursday in a ceremonial opening of the city’s pools.


Survey: Philly Ranks Among Top Vacation, Historic Travel Destinations

A national news magazine ranks Philadelphia among the best vacation places.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/20/2017

Construction Work On Schuylkill Expressway To Affect Tens Of Thousands Of Commuters

Roving crews will be tying up the eastbound and then the westbound lanes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily through the end of the week.


Tom Wolf

Gov. Wolf Asks Sessions To Back Off Medical Marijuana Penalties

Governor Wolf is urging Attorney General Jeff Sessions to back off his efforts to penalize states pursuing or authorizing the use of medical marijuana.


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Ardmore Native Benj Pasek Wins Tony For ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

An Ardmore native who catapulted to Oscar fame just months ago, now wins his first Tony.


Philadelphia Boys Choir Holding Annual Concert

The Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale stages in annual concert on Sunday in Verizon Hall.


Free Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Program

Youngsters listened to Mayor Jim Kenney and library officials talk about the fun of reading, especially exploring new subjects this summer.


Daniel Selby Jr

Escaped Prisoner Back In Police Custody

Warrington police picked up 25-year-old Daniel Selby Jr. on County Line and Kansas Road Tuesday afternoon.


70 Pilgrims To Embark On 8-Day Trip To Fatima

Father Dennis Gill says the trip is great blessing for him and all those who will accompany him.


Graham Spanier

Former Penn State President, Administrators Face Sentencing In Sandusky Scandal

A former Penn State President and two former administrators face sentencing in Harrisburg for their roles in the cover-up of child sex abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky.


NASA Plans Rocket Launch To Study Atmospheric Movement

He says the rocket being launched from Wallops Island, Virginia, is carrying canisters of chemicals the size of soda cans.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/30/2017

Target To Pay $18M Following 2013 Data Breach

More than 100 million pieces of credit card or personal information from Target customers nationwide were stolen by hackers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2017

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Pope Francis Explores Possibility Of Ordaining Married Men As Priests

In Philadelphia, the rector of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Northern Liberties is married.


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The Philadelphia Archdiocese is celebrating the ordination of two new priests this weekend.


Gov. Wolf Stops In Philly For ‘Neighborhood Check-Up’

Governor Tom Wolf took a stroll in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia Thursday afternoon to take the pulse of the neighborhood and businesses.


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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito received an honorary degree from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary on Wednesday and addressed graduates of the Schools of Philosophy and Theology.


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Two South Jersey towns are among 25 communities across the national competing for the title of “Best Main Street.”


South Jersey Congressman Stands With Planned Parenthood

A South Jersey congressman says he is standing with Planned Parenthood, and will oppose efforts to end federal funding to the organization.




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