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 Philadelphia teen who sang a solo on the Ben Franklin Parkway for Pope Francis a few months ago is now sharing his gift of song for the holiday.
Three area high school students are winners of the team title in the Sieimens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.
If you’re looking to lift your holiday spirit this weekend, “Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica” might be just the ticket – and it’s free.
Some big changes are coming to SEPTA’s Regional Rail lines beginning Sunday.
Temple University’s Board of Trustees put a hold Tuesday on further action on a proposed football stadium and athletic complex in North Philadelphia.
Pope Francis inaugurates a Jubilee year of mercy this week from the Vatican, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be launching events in the city, as well.
Drexel University has dedicated a new “incubator space” for medical device developers adjacent to 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia.
Family members and friends confirm a former Cape May County man is among the victims of the San Bernadino mass shooting.
A group of therapy dogs and their owners were invited to Drexel University today to help lower the stress levels of students finishing projects and studying for exams.
The cause of sainthood for a priest from Upper Darby has earned a big endorsement from an important group in the catholic church.
The Maple Avenue Bridge in Bucks County and the Linfield Road Bridge connecting Limerick Township in Montgomery County and East Coventry in Chester County are scheduled to be re-opened for traffic today.
Joseph Schultice, who owns Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille, brought his co-workers and clients to the nearby Veterans Multi-Service Center to help him plate the meal and serve the vets.
Drivers will welcome the return of Richmond Street between Aramingo Avenue and Anne Street, which had been closed since February 2014 for major reconstruction and a re-alignment.
Long-time financial guru Harry S. Gross, who earned the respect and trust of millions of Philadelphia area listeners and readers over a career that spanned more than 35 years, has decided to retire.
Her term runs for two years.