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.



Program Connects Students In Low-Income Schools With Arts

The School District of Philadelphia is reaping big benefits from a program that connects artists with public service in the classroom.


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CHOP Connects With International Community On Pediatric Brain Tumor Research

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.


Organizers Of Hero Thrill Show Don’t Let Rain Dampen Their Message

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.


Thousands Attend Funeral For Rollie Massimino At Villanova

Massimino died on Aug. 30 after a battle with lung cancer.


Cathedral Basilica To Host Historic Latin Mass

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, Villanova Team Up For I-95 Rain Garden Project

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.


Philadelphia’s Archbishop Calls DACA Decision: ‘Drastic Mistake’

Chaput says it can only make complicated immigration issues worse.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/05/2017

Philadelphia To Host Pennsylvania Coast Day Celebration

A section of the Philadelphia waterfront is the site for this year’s Pennsylvania Coast Day celebration.


New Private School Takes Root In Montgomery County Parish On Verge Of Closing

Martin Saints Classical High School is setting up shop in the former Holy Martyrs parish school in Oreland, Montgomery County.


Countdown Begins For Annual Doylestown Arts Festival

Final preparations are underway for next weekend’s 26th annual Doylestown Arts Festival.


Philadelphia Is The Place To Be Labor Day Weekend

The Philadelphia area will host several events this Labor Day holiday weekend.


Philadelphia Trade Unions Launch Hurricane Relief Drive

Philadelphia’s building and trades unions are launching a major hurricane relief drive this Labor Day weekend.


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Still No Contract For Teachers At High Schools Run By Philly Archdiocese

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.


Atlanta-Bound JetBlue Flight Diverted To PHL After Reports Of Smoke

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.


Bank Employee Accused Of Stealing Archdiocese Of Philadelphia Donations

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.


Uptick In Enrollment At Prominent Seminary In Montgomery County

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.


Ukranian Archbishop Invites All For Pilgrimage

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.


Temple Student Stages Workshop On Emergency Use Of Narcan

A Temple University junior stages and informal workshop on Thursday afternoon on how to administer lifesaving Narcan to the victim of a drug overdose.


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4 Men Arrested In Child Predator Sting Conducted By Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office

Investigators say each suspect solicited sex online with an undercover agent who posed as a minor.


Boys & Girls Club Teams Up With Comcast To Collect School Supplies For City Youth

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/22/2017

Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy Restructuring Church Operations In Philly  

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.


Philly Archbishop To Ordain New Bishop For Allentown Diocese

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.


Philadelphia Archdiocese Planning Pilgrimage To Holy Land

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.


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Aspiring Cooks Train For Jobs In New Airport Restaurant

A job-training partnership leads to jobs at a new restaurant opening next month at Philadelphia International Airport.


Invasive Insect Poses Threat To Fruit Trees, Grape Vines

State officials are still trying to develop an effective way to stop it the spotted lantern fly.


Online Window Is Open To Score Tickets To Liberty Medal Presentation

A limited number of tickets for October’s Liberty Medal presentation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia are available through an online drawing.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

Burlington County Couple Indicted For Forcing Teen To Take Drugs, Work As Prostitute

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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

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Eye Institute Of Philadelphia Handing Out Free Eclipse Glasses

The Eye Institute of Philadelphia is handing out free, disposable glass to watch the eclipse next Monday.


Ukrainian Catholic Priest Appointed As Youngest Auxiliary Bishop In U.S.

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.


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Better Business Bureau Warns About Unauthorized Emails

Now, the organization says someone is using its name, logo, and other identification in emails being sent throughout the region.




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