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.



Chester Firefighters Pay Tribute To Fallen Instructor

A fallen Philadelphia firefighter was honored Wednesday by a class of Chester City fire recruits whose training he had supervised.


Coalition Of Congregations Gives First-Time Contribution To MLK Day Of Service

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’s MLK Day Of Service Looks To Set Record

Philadelphia is gearing up for the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service later this month.


Signer Beware: PA Attorney General Urges Caution On Gym Contracts

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.


Brutal Weather Conditions Impact Road Work Across Our Region

PennDOT’s spokesperson Bob Kent says the cold temperatures are bringing a temporary pause or slow down to various projects.


Philadelphia’s Cathedral Basilica Looks To Start New Tradition To Ring In New Year

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….


Unique New Year’s Eve Traditions Found in PA Towns

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.


Drexel Shrine Closing to Public, Motherhouse Sale Nears

The planned closing and sale of the Bensalem convent started some 125 years ago by Philadelphia’s St. Katharine Drexel is drawing closer.


Philly Boat Builder Makes Re-Enactment Possible

It was looking pretty bleak for this year’s annual Christmas Day re-enactment of Washington Crossing the Delaware River in Bucks County.


NJ Environmental Chief Commits To Camden Waterfront Park

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.


‘Generous’ People Help Church Raise Funds After Man Steals Proceeds

There is a happy ending to a story of a recent theft from a Camden church fundraiser. 


Mom Spurs Marijuana-Autism Study In Philadelphia

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.


Girl Scouts Open Museum In Valley Forge Area

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.


Philly Nativity Scene Erected Along Parkway

This marks the 21st year the creche has been erected the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.


School Children Help Philly Fire Department Deliver Christmas Tree Safety Tips

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.


End Of An Era For Two Beloved Penn State Establishments

With mixed emotions, Duke Gastiger and his wife, Monica, made the announcement recently on social media that their two iconic businesses would be closing.


Groundbreaking Held For Tacony Trail Connection

A ceremonial groundbreaking for work on a key connection along the Tacony Trail in Tacony Creek Park was held Thursday.


PA Auditor General Slams Management Of Chester Upland School District

Pennsylvania’s auditor general says “total administrative chaos” is preventing him from completing an audit of the Chester Upland School District.


Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission Is Asking For Holiday Cards For The Homeless

Philadelphia’s largest emergency shelter for the homeless is asking the community for help as the holidays near.


Philadelphia Shelter Seeks Holiday Cards, Donations

The largest emergency shelter for the homeless in Philadelphia is launching a two-pronged plea for help as the holidays approach.


Seminary To Stage Open House, Holiday Concert

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion throws open its doors to the public next Sunday for a behind-the-scenes tour of campus life.


PJM Says It’s Prepared For Arrival of Winter

The organization that manages the regional power pool for this area is gearing up for a colder than normal winter.


PA Attorney General Wants To Know More About Uber Breach

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is demanding answers within two weeks from the management of Uber about the impact of the latest corporate data breach the ride-sharing company recently admitted.


Avoid Getting Scammed On Cyber Monday

Today is Cyber Monday, the day retailers supposedly put their best deals online for shoppers.


‘The Faithful Traveler’ Brings Fatima Episode To Montgomery County

Diana von Glahn, known to EWTN viewers as “The Faithful Traveler” is coming to Holy Martyrs Church in Oreland on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. to show her episode on Fatima and discuss the historical events there.


North Wales Eagle Scout Achieves Milestone

An Eagle Scout from Montgomery County has accomplished a milestone few have achieved as a member of the Boy Scouts of America.


New Jersey’s Gov-Elect Opens Website To Fill Administration Jobs

New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy has put out the Help Wanted sign.


Cristo Rey High School Begins New Chapter In Philadelphia

Construction on the nearly $40 million project is expected to be finished by January 2019.


New App Teaches Deaf to Pray

It’s called “Religious Signs for Families” – a sign language app available for Apple and Android devices.


Renovations Under Way Along Avenue of the Arts

“The Avenue of the Arts” is touting an infrastructure investment as it prepares for its 25th anniversary celebration next year.




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