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 Archdiocese of Philadelphia has a priest in Rome who’s acting as the direct link to planning and logistics for the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families set for the city in September 2015.
One obstacle on the Pennsylvania side of the Walt Whitman is about to disappear.
It’s a case that stems from Louis Freeh’s investigation of Penn State’s handling of former football coach Jerry Sandusky, now serving a prison term, and his abuse of boys while an employee of the university.
The DRPA and PATCO have been holding information sessions at PATCO stations and town-hall style meetings throughout South Jersey to get the word out about the track project and its impact on users of the trains.
By Mark Abrams PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Now that the FCC is prepared to move ahead with proposed new rules related to speeds on the Internet (see related story), one of the large communication companies with [...]
Students from Roman Catholic and a delegation from Hallahan High School turned on the charm as Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia entered Roman’s gym at Broad and Vine Streets.
Archbishop Vincente Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, is on a factfinding mission to identify sites for the events, including possible venues that could handle a papal visit.
Labor unrest spilled outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where two unions are locked out for failing to meet a deadline to sign on to new work rules.
Fred Harran, the township’s director of public safety, says township police are working with Philadelphia police, Radnor Township police, and state constables in a multi-county roundup targeting 58 people.
“Edward Wehe III,” an announcer intoned, “Delaware County Courthouse and park police department, November 5, 2013.” Then, a bell pealed.
Passengers may experience residual delays.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it is looking into why thousands of drivers were caught up in two major areas of flooding along the Schuylkill Expressway on Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Pope John Paul II, born Karol Wojtyla, became good friends with Philadelphia’s former Archbishop John Krol. Both were made cardinals at the same time in 1967.
Rina Cutler, deputy mayor for transportation, unveiled the names of the vendors during an event at the foot of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She said implementation has been postponed until next spring.
Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka recalls he was just a seminarian when Pope John Paul II visited the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Franklin Street in North Philadelphia on Oct. 4, 1979.