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.
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.
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.
The organization that manages the regional power pool for this area is gearing up for a colder than normal winter.
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.
Today is Cyber Monday, the day retailers supposedly put their best deals online for shoppers.
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.
An Eagle Scout from Montgomery County has accomplished a milestone few have achieved as a member of the Boy Scouts of America.
New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy has put out the Help Wanted sign.
Construction on the nearly $40 million project is expected to be finished by January 2019.
It’s called “Religious Signs for Families” – a sign language app available for Apple and Android devices.
“The Avenue of the Arts” is touting an infrastructure investment as it prepares for its 25th anniversary celebration next year.