ATLANTA – Mark Harmon joins MELT, the award-winning sports, entertainment and culinary marketing agency, as the new director of Public Relations and Community Affairs with a little help from the Hand of Providence.
Harmon has worked as a sportscaster in Atlanta for twenty-five years covering it all from the preps to the pros including three Super Bowls, three World Series, 17 Masters, two PGA Championships, the Daytona 500, the Olympic Games, the FedEx Cup, along with Major League Baseball, NBA and NHL All-Star Games and playoffs, along with a number of college bowl games including the Sugar, Chick-fil-A Peach, the Citrus and Outback Bowls, and several SEC Championship Games.
Harmon has won a number of awards for his work including a record eight Associated Press first-place awards for best sportscast in Georgia, an EMMY Award for hosting the best pregame show and is a member of the NATAS Atlanta Broadcasting Silver Circle.
In December of 2016, after seven years with Georgia Public Broadcasting, Harmon’s sports director position went from full time to part time so the job search was on. A few months before, Harmon’s wife Margaret was diagnosed with a severe heart problem and during Harmon’s job search, their apartment burned down.
It was at this juncture that fate stepped in. While trying to decide the family’s next move and hoping for some kind of miracle, his prayers were answered like a bolt out of the blue. Harmon received a call from vacationing MELT Atlanta owner and CEO Vince Thompson who had heard of his situation, and was reminded of the sufferings of the biblical Job. So Vince offered Harmon a job, just like that, right over the phone, though the two had never met.
“Felt like just the right thing to do,” Thompson said. “ Mark will be a great addition to our team here at MELT Atlanta”.
For more on this story, check out the original article by Rodney Ho in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Former CBS, GPB sports guy Mark Harmon lands full-time job with Melt sports marketing.