Mort Crim

Crim is the creator and voice of the award-winning radio series "Second Thoughts," airing on more than 700 radio stations worldwide. The two-minute motivational essays reflect Crim's belief that the world needs a break from the violent and the weird exploited in much mainstream news media.

Crim started in human interest radio in the 1970s when he created a nationally syndicated series, "One Moment Please," which aired on more than 350 radio stations. Crim has worked as an announcer, disc jockey, and newsman for stations from California to New York City and was a national correspondent for ABC. He was the voice that described Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon for the national ABC radio audience. Crim also served as the permanent vacation substitute for Paul Harvey from 1980 to 1984 and was heard several weeks each year on more than 1,300 radio stations.

Since 1978, Crim has been senior editor and anchor of the evening news at WDIV-TV in Detroit and also serves as the station's vice president of community affairs.

Crim has earned more than a dozen Emmy awards, Northwestern's alumni merit award and the distinguished alumni achievement award from the University of Nebraska - Omaha. He also was awarded the Gold World Medal as "best radio personality" at the New York Festival's International Radio Awards in 1995.

Crim earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska – Omaha.