It was at his grandparents’ home that Randy Douthit first laid eyes on tv, and it was like someone turned out a light in his head. Soon enough, he decided he would be the one in charge of the performance. Age-wise, he was in his fourth year. At the age of nine, Randy Douthit was already peddling his bike around the area, selling tickets to a “variety event” he had put on in the stable belonging to his grandparents.
After graduating from college at age 23, Randy got his first job in the business world as a manager at KGW in Portland. The children’s program he went on to make, “How Come,” was shortlisted for a Peabody Award and eventually won. After that, Randy hosted a morning talk show in Seattle called Seattle Today, where he saw a tenfold rise in viewership. After that, he became the executive director and producer of CNN’s flagship show, “Crossfire,” when the network was just being started. Further, he was the man behind the scenes of the weekly news program “Capital Gang.” Both Conflict and Capital Gang won awards at the CableAce Gala.
Randy created and acted as executive producer and director for the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning primetime show Larry King Live in 1985. Afterward, he headed to Quincy Jones Entertainment and oversaw operations on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” a top-rated television sitcom. Randy’s legacy is comprehensive, but his three-decade run on “Judge Judy” is what he’s most pleased with. The show has won more Emmys compared to any other talk show. Randy Sheindlin is head of the technical department of Judy Sheindlin’s production firm, Queen Bee Entertainment, and directing and executive producing “Judge Judy.” When questioned about the one tactic most beneficial to him in expanding his company, he said it is recognizing the demand and chasing the need without giving up. The essential thing is to get along with people.
It was at his grandparents’ home that Randy Douthit first laid eyes on tv, and it was like someone turned out a light in his head. Soon enough, he decided he would be the one in charge of the performance. Age-wise, he was in his fourth year. At the age of nine, Randy Douthit was…