PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In the movie “Anchorman” actor Will Ferrell plays blow-dried airhead news anchor Ron Burgundy. What many people don’t know is that the character was loosely based on a member of the KYW-TV news team.
Anchor Mort Crim was part of what was known in the 1970’s as the “Dream Team.” He broadcast beside Vince Leonard and Jessica Savitch.Philadelphia Firefighters Rescue 2 People From Fairmount House Fire
In his memoir titled “Mort Crim Anchored. A Journalists Search for Truth. The legendary Journey of the real Ron Burgundy,” Crim takes readers through his 45-year career in broadcasting, including his time at KYW-TV in Philadelphia.READ MORE: Hundreds Of Gloucester Township School Teachers Protest For New Contract: 'I Feel Taken Advantage Of'
Crim discussed attending the “Anchorman” premiere, his time in Philadelphia, and more with Eyewitness News anchor Jim Donovan.MORE NEWS: South Philadelphia Rowhome Catches Fire
You can watch the whole interview with Crim in the player above. You can click here to purchase Crim’s book.