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Albert "Mort" Crim

Mort Crim (MSJ63) was a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement in 1997.

Crim is the creator and host of three daily radio programs that were broadcast throughout the United States and Armed Forces Radio Network. The three programs were “Mort Crim News You'll Talk About,” a five-minute live newscast; “Mort Crim One Moment Please,“ ninety-second motivational essays; and “Mort Crim Stories from the USA,” a sixty-second essay profiling Americans who make a difference.

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.

In 1978, Crim became senior editor and anchor of the evening news at WDIV-TV in Detroit and also served 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 served as the inspiration behind the 2004 film “Anchorman,” with Will Ferrell.

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

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