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.
Callahan says this winter has been especially rough and more snow days meant subtracting days from the spring break and from days built in toward the end of the school year.
Authorities in Bermuda say a 19-year-old St. Joe’s University freshman – visiting the island as part of a school rugby tour – is missing and they’re appealing to the public for information.
The Woodland Avenue Bridge between 47th and 48th Streets is being replaced under a program coordinated by PennDOT, the City of Philadelphia and SEPTA.
Among the corporations benefiting from President Trump’s tax breaks are several utility companies in Pennsylvania.
The Subaru of America Foundation presented a check for $10,000 Wednesday to EducationWorks, which runs the after-school programs at Mastery McGraw Elementary School.
Cody and his family from the Lansdale area checked in at the Southwest counter Tuesday afternoon headed for a week long vacation to Disney World.
Students, staff, counselors and law enforcement representatives sat down with Congressman Donald Norcross on Wednesday for a roundtable conversation on the impact of the Florida school massacre.
Camden Bishop Dennis Sullivan is among those sounding the call in this region.
Survivors of the Florida high school massacre traveled to New Jersey to take part in a weekend rally demanding changes in the nation’s gun laws.
A Las Vegas-based casino analyst says Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein’s tentative plan to reopen a casino inside the Showboat property in Atlantic City is a bad idea.
The session took place inside the Congregation Rodeph Shalom headquarters on Broad Street in North Philadelphia.
More than 100 relics of long-time and recently-canonized saints will be on display at Holy Martyrs Church in Oreland, Montgomery County from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
With the start of tax season, scammers claiming to be IRS agents or collections personnel are showing up across Pennsylvania and trying to steal whatever they can.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner is going after 10 big pharmaceutical companies alleging their marketing practices have contributed to the opioid crisis.
PennDOT’s Jan Huzvar says the plan was last updated in 2007 and that it’s time to develop a new vision for improving conditions for bicycling and walking.
Hundreds of the faithful gathered for Mass in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on the parkway.
Rev. Renee McKenzie, vicar of the Church of the Advocate, led a small delegation Tuesday into the Philadelphia Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.
The tens of thousands of drivers who use Route 422 in the Valley Forge area on a daily basis are going to find some major changes in the construction zone there.
President Trump’s recent take on transportation funding is getting some in the Philadelphia region who feel the federal government needs to be heavily invested in projects a little nervous.
The clock is ticking. Gov. Wolf says he expects to have a new redistricting map in hand for review by the end of next week.
While investigators continue to probe the cause of the Jan. 6 blaze that killed Capt. Matthew LeTourneau and another man, firefighters say the work of protecting and saving lives must continue.
One guy from nearby Berks County has earned his place in fan history by building his own special place to celebrate the team and its legacy.
It happened around 11 p.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of North Gratz Street.
New Jersey’s new governor has gone on record supporting the DACA population in the Garden State and he has authorized legal moves to protect them.
Mayor Jim Kenney says those who help make football go at The Linc every weekend are sharing in the spoils of the Birds playoff run.
This the 60th anniversary of the Catholic Charities effort for the archdiocese.
Wolf says the state’s recent contribution of $1 million from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital program is a good investment.
While most of the schools in the Philadelphia area are not in session Monday because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, one Bucks County district will be holding classes on Monday.
If you’re looking for a newspaper, a magazine or a book to take with you on your ride out of SEPTA’s suburban station, you’re out of luck.
The Bensalem motherhouse and historic property established for an order of nuns by Philadelphia’s St. Katharine Drexel is a step closer to being sold and converted to a senior housing community.
A fallen Philadelphia firefighter was honored Wednesday by a class of Chester City fire recruits whose training he had supervised.
A coalition of congregations is adopting the game plan of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King for its first-time contribution to next Monday’s day of service in his honor in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is gearing up for the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service later this month.
Attorney General Josh Shapiro says it’s easy to be convinced to sign up for a gym with all the incentives many are offering at this time of year.
PennDOT’s spokesperson Bob Kent says the cold temperatures are bringing a temporary pause or slow down to various projects.
Father Dennis Gill says at the stroke of midnight as people are welcoming 2018, there will be a Mass in the cathedral basilica to mark the new year….
Times Square has the ball drop, and Philadelphia has fireworks to mark the new year. But there are some other communities in our region that have some unique New Year’s Eve traditions.
The planned closing and sale of the Bensalem convent started some 125 years ago by Philadelphia’s St. Katharine Drexel is drawing closer.
It was looking pretty bleak for this year’s annual Christmas Day re-enactment of Washington Crossing the Delaware River in Bucks County.
New Jersey’s environmental commissioner came to Camden on Wednesday to deliver on the outgoing Christie administration’s promise to move forward the plans for conversion of a former landfill into a community park.
There is a happy ending to a story of a recent theft from a Camden church fundraiser.
Erica Daniels was nearly at wit’s end in trying to find ways to ease her son Leo’s autism symptoms. And then, she came upon marijuana.
The Museum of Girl Scout History is located in the basement of the Girl Scouts Valley Forge Service Center along Valley Forge Road – not far from the historic park.
This marks the 21st year the creche has been erected the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Students from Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic School joined fire department brass at their Spring Garden headquarters Wednesday to deliver tree safety tips for the Christmas holidays.
With mixed emotions, Duke Gastiger and his wife, Monica, made the announcement recently on social media that their two iconic businesses would be closing.
A ceremonial groundbreaking for work on a key connection along the Tacony Trail in Tacony Creek Park was held Thursday.
Pennsylvania’s auditor general says “total administrative chaos” is preventing him from completing an audit of the Chester Upland School District.
Philadelphia’s largest emergency shelter for the homeless is asking the community for help as the holidays near.
The largest emergency shelter for the homeless in Philadelphia is launching a two-pronged plea for help as the holidays approach.