Mort Crim

  • Celebrated Journalist
  • Creator and Host of the Award Winning Radio Series, Second Thoughts
  • Chairman, Mort Crim Enterprises, Inc.
  • Air Force Veteran

As a journalist, radio personality and news anchorman, Mort Crim provides a positive perspective on a world persistently portrayed by the media as both negative and dangerous. He offers solid reasons for optimism and direction to a society that seems to have lost its compass and gives reasons for hope to a country that is anxious about its future. Using wit, humor and plain talk, Mort reminds his audience about what’s truly important in life.

 
  

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What a great job you did at the TEC Conference last Friday! I have had several very positive comments about your presentation. One individual said 'I wish we had three hours with that wonderful voice, all that experience, and that wisdom!' Another said 'What a great story teller, I could listen to him all day. The hour went by much too fast.' You are indeed, the great communicator! It was memorable experience meeting you and having the honor of introducing the best speaker for our 2001 Conference.

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  • ABC-TV
  • CBS News
  • Ford Motor Credit Company
  • TEC
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More Than Survivors

Worried about surviving today?s economic sunami and all of it?s depressing fallout? Mort says we can do much better than survive. We can THRIVE. Tracing the history of how Americans have overcome in the past, Mort draws a map for the future that is filled with practical suggestions for dealing with ...

 Worried about surviving today?s economic sunami and all of it?s depressing fallout? Mort says we can do much better than survive. We can THRIVE. Tracing the history of how Americans have overcome in the past, Mort draws a map for the future that is filled with practical suggestions for dealing with the massive problems our nation faces as well as the effects these problems have on us, personally.

The One Secret Every Successful Person Knows

There?s a common denominator of truly successful people–those who are happy and fulfilled as well as financially prosperous. Inevitably, such successful people know that there is no true happiness without service to others. We may earn a living by what we get but we earn a LIFE by what we give ...

 There?s a common denominator of truly successful people–those who are happy and fulfilled as well as financially prosperous. Inevitably, such successful people know that there is no true happiness without service to others. We may earn a living by what we get but we earn a LIFE by what we give back.

Second Thoughts on Second Chances

When our marriage, job, business or even our health fails, more often than not there is a chance to begin anew. And when it seems there?s no chance to start over, we can usually create the opportunity if we know how. ...

 When our marriage, job, business or even our health fails, more often than not there is a chance to begin anew. And when it seems there?s no chance to start over, we can usually create the opportunity if we know how.

Everything I Really Need to Know I learned in my Airplane

A rated Airline Transport Pilot, Mort sees a successful flight as a metaphor for a successful life. He uses his own rich reservoir of flying tales (some humorous, others that will put you on the edge of your seat) to map out a course for truly effective living. ...

 A rated Airline Transport Pilot, Mort sees a successful flight as a metaphor for a successful life. He uses his own rich reservoir of flying tales (some humorous, others that will put you on the edge of your seat) to map out a course for truly effective living.

How To Be As Terrific As Your Dog Thinks You Are

Borrowing the title from his own book by that name, Mort shows how life can be so much better if we simply adopt some of our best friend?s most enduring traits–loyalty, enthusiasm, unconditional love, etc. This speech is filled with emotional stories that range from the highly humorous to the ...

Borrowing the title from his own book by that name, Mort shows how life can be so much better if we simply adopt some of our best friend?s most enduring traits–loyalty, enthusiasm, unconditional love, etc. This speech is filled with emotional stories that range from the highly humorous to the deeply touching account of saying a final goodbye to a beloved pet. 

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Biography

As a professional speaker, Mort draws from the thousands of interviews he’s conducted during a lifetime in journalism to show his audience that happiness and success are never a matter of life’s circumstances. With stories of personal courage and triumph, Mort shares the lessons he has learned from people who have truly found the secret to leading a happy life.

Until December, 2006, Crim wrote and delivered three daily radio programs he created. They were broadcast throughout the United States and on the Armed Forces Radio Network: Mort Crim News You’ll Talk About, a five-minute live newscast; Mort Crim One Moment Please, ninety-second motivational essays that reflected Crim’s belief the world needs a break from the violent and bizarre stories that dominate the news media today; and Mort Crim Stories from the USA, a sixty-second essay profiling real Americans who are making a difference every day.

For both his speeches and radio programs, Mort Crim draws on his knowledge of the human condition gained from many years of broadcasting experience. He was a broadcaster for radio stations from California to New York City and for five years was a national correspondent for ABC. His was the voice that described Neil Armstrong’s landing on the moon for the national ABC radio audience. Additionally, he was the permanent vacation substitute for Paul Harvey from 1980 to 1984 and, in the role, was heard several weeks each year on more than 1,300 radio stations.

Crim was Senior Editor and Anchor of the evening news at WDIV-TV in Detroit from 1978 to 1997. He has been outspoken on the need to elevate the news from the sensational to the truly significant. He believes human achievement and heroism should be given more airtime to balance the reports of human failures and tragedy.

His evening newscasts were twice named by United Press International Best Local TV Newscast in America and his work has won six Emmys. Before moving to Detroit, he had anchored newscasts in Chicago (WBBM-TV), Philadelphia (KYW-TV) and Louisville, Kentucky (WHAS-TV).

Crim holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and is the recipient of five honorary doctorates. In 1997 he was among the first distinguished Northwestern University alumni inducted into Medill’s Hall of Achievement. In 1995 he was awarded the Gold World Medal as Best Radio Personality at the New York Festival International Radio Awards, and the following year received the Festival’s Silver Medal for Best Humor Writing. He is a member of the Broadcast Hall of Fame in both Michigan and Pennsylvania and in 2010 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Nebraska.

Besides his very active professional career, Mort is the author of seven books and currently is Chairman of Mort Crim Enterprises, Inc., a corporate communications company that handles his writing, speaking and broadcast activities. He also narrates several audio books each year. He is an Air Force veteran, an active boater and a licensed pilot, holding an ATP (airline pilot) rating and flies his own plane to meet business and speaking schedules.

He serves on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army (Northeast Florida Division) and regularly serves as a volunteer feeding the homeless. He served two terms on the national board of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and for fifteen years was a member of the board of Anderson University. He also has served on the Board of Alma College.