Mort Crim is creator and host of the award winning radio series, Second Thoughts, now airing on over 11,000 stations nationwide. From 1978 - 1997, Mort was Senior Editor and Anchor of the evening news at WDIV-TV in Detroit, Michigan. For five years, he was a national correspondent for ABC news in New York and from 1980 - 1984 was Paul Harvey's backup newscaster.
As celebrated journalist, radio personality and news anchorman, Mort Crim provides a positive perspective on a world persistently portrayed by the media.
In 1995 he was awarded the Gold World Medal as Best Radio Personality at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards, and in 1996 he received the silver medal for Best Radio Humor Worldwide, New York International Festivals, 1996.
As a major network news correspondent, Mr. Crim covered the Newark riots, the funeral of Robert Kennedy, and the Apollo moon voyages. As a broadcaster, Mr. Crim visited Vietnam with President Lyndon Johnson.
Among his numerous awards for broadcast journalism and commentary, Mr. Crim has received eigth Emmys. In 1997 he received the Society of Professional Journalists "Lifetime Achievement" Award.
Mr. Crim is the author of many books, including Second Thoughts: One Hundred Upbeat Messages for Beat Up Americans, based on Crim's current radio series; One Moment Please, a collection of his radio scripts; and Like It Is, a journalist's view of how personal convictions apply to everyday life and to the major issues of the day. Mort Crim's latest book, Good News for a Change! gives readers a positive, motivating view of everyday events.
Mort's common sense philosophy always strikes a chord: He's in demand by Fortune 500 companies, professional associations and universities, where his poignant stories and "can-do" attitude often bring audiences to their feet.
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