Secretary, Chair of YHOTY Committee
Known professionally as Mark Abrams, NT3V is a versatile part of the KYW Newsradio family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 news writing. 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 the fall of 2000, Mark traveled to Rome for KYW Newsradio, where he provided extensive coverage of the pilgrimage for the canonization of Philadelphia's St. Katharine Drexel.