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.



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Philly Airport Workers Stage Victory Rally Following Unionization Vote

The victory sweet for nearly 1,400 workers at the airport who are joining 32BJ, Service Employees International Union.


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An advanced placement history class of seniors gathered in the school library for the special observance.


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Philadelphia’s School Superintendent Wants To Restore Real-World Life Skills In Curriculum

He says the target right now is the middle schools, particularly sixth graders.


New Exhibit Opens Highlighting The History Of Rowing In Philadelphia

An exhibit highlighting the history of rowing in Philadelphia opens Friday, March 31 and runs through October at the Independence Seaport Museum.


Workshops Aim To Teach Philly High School Students Financial Literacy

Paul Robeson High School on Ludlow Street was the site for the first in a citywide series of seminars called “Money Smart.”


MontCo Priest Curates Catholic Relics Exhibit

Among the collection: relics of Philadelphia Saints John Neumann and Katharine Drexel, the recently canonized Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Pope Saint John Paul II.


Panel Of State Lawmakers Tackle The Issues Surrounding Nuisance Bars

State Rep. Stephen Kinsey led the hearing into on-going community complaints about nuisance bars and “Stop-and-Gos.”


New National Program Aims To Help African-American Youth Thrive

The Forward Promise organization launched a Philadelphia-based operation on Wednesday aimed at supporting African-American youth.


Police Release Surveillance Video Following $1 Million Heist At NE Philly Jewelry Store

Police say it happened early Monday morning at Kim Thanh Jewelry located in the 5500 block of Whitaker Avenue.


Police: Two Burglars Got Away With $1M In High End Jewelry

Philadelphia police say two burglars got away with more than 1-million-dollars of high-end jewelry after breaking into a Northeast Philadelphia shop.


E-Z Pass Users Forced To Slow Down At Mid-County Interchange Of PA Turnpike

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say they need to upgrade the electronics in the Express Lanes and that’s a job that can’t be accomplished with traffic flowing through them.


PennDOT Getting Prepared For Winter Storm

PennDOT’s Brad Rudolph says managers and their road crews can’t wait to launch their attack on the storm later tonight.


Summer Commute From Philly To Jersey Shore Expected To Problem Free

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Authorities Using DNA Testing To ID Severed Leg Found Along Delaware River

Authorities in New Jersey are performing forensic tests on a severed human leg found washed up on the shore of the National Park in Gloucester County.


Neighborhood Disagreement Over Crosses On Proposed Bridge Is resolved

The Radnor Township commissioners recently decided Villanova University was within its rights to place two metal crosses on top of the stonework on opposite sides of the bridge.


Gov. Wolf Visits Plymouth Meeting Healthcare Company

Governor Tom Wolf visited the Plymouth Meeting campus of a growing healthcare concierge service, and brought along a state contribution it its employee training program.


Call To Conversion From Chaput As Christians Observe Ash Wednesday

Several hundred Catholics gathered at the Cathedral Basilica in Philadelphia to take part in Ash Wednesday services marking the start of Lent.


Shapiro Addresses Threats Against Jewish Sites During Meeting With Trump

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro was among a group of attorneys general from around the country who met with President Trump Tuesday to discuss a variety of concerns.


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Gov. Wolf Says State Lawmakers Getting Serious About Local Tax Reform

Gov. Wolf says there is growing, bi-partisan interest in doing something about property taxes.


Houston Academic Finds Uncredited Novel Written By Walt Whitman

American poet and novelist Walt Whitman – who died in Camden, New Jersey in 1892 – is believed to be the anonymous author of a novel published as a newspaper series in the 1850’s – before his famous work, “Leaves of Grass.”


NJ Commission To Hold Key Vote On Pinelands Pipeline

The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is preparing to vote Friday on a proposal to allow construction of a section of a controversial pipeline through the protected forest region.


New Survey Compares Philly Real Estate With Others Across Country

Zillow’s chief economist, Svenja Gudell, based in Seattle, says the Philadelphia market is relatively stable in its January growth compared to figures from a year ago.


Governor Wolf Visits South Philly Bearing Good News For Senior Center

Governor Wolf’s appearance at the Wilson Park Senior Center had a two-fold purpose.


New Jersey Program Lets Teens Walk In Police Officer’s Shoes

A new class of young recruits is about to “suit up” and work side-by-side with law enforcement in Burlington County.


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Sections Of Regional Electric Power Network Are Targeted For Major Upgrades

More than a billion dollars in improvements to the region’s power network are being launched in the coming weeks.


Department Of Recreation Looking To Hire Hundreds Of Lifeguards

The City of Philadelphia has put out the “Help Wanted” sign. One requirement: you have to like the water.


The Former Chez Odette’s Is About To Be Transformed

Gorodesky said that final hurdle means demolition and construction can now begin on the site near the Delaware River and two canals.


PA Lawmakers Disagree On ACA Repeal And Replacement

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey is criticizing republicans for what he says is a failure to come up with an alternative to the Affordable Care Act.




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