Director

Randy Douthit

Randy Douthit was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His father, Randy Kisses of the news program “The Newsroom”, is a former anchor and anchor at WJFK in Chicago. Douthit’s mother, Cindy, is a former newspaper reporter who worked in New York City. The family moved to Los Angeles when he was two years old. He attended UCLA with the help of his father and lives there now.

Randy Douthit was a student at UCLA for two years starting in the fall of 1990. He graduated from UCLA with a degree in History, and subsequently worked for ABC Television as an executive producer before joining WJFK in Chicago. He began his career at WJFK as co-anchor on “Nightline”, then moved to NBC affiliate WLS-TV from 1991 to 1993, where he worked as an anchor, reporter and reporter/anchor.

In 1993 he joined ABC News as a reporter/anchor, becoming a co-anchor in 1995. He moved to NBC affiliate WSVN-TV in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as anchor and reporter/anchor until 1998. His first assignment was anchoring the news on “Good Morning America” the following year. In 1999 he was promoted to anchor of “Meet the Press”. In 2002 he moved back to Chicago, anchoring NBC’s flagship station WCSC (ABC’s flagship station) until 2003. His last assignment was anchoring “20/20”.

His work has aired on “The Insider” and in the shows “The Biggest Loser”, “The Amazing Race” and “Survivor”. He is a regular guest on the show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”. He is also a regular contributor to the show with his guest host, comedian, and actor Adam Scott.

In 2004, Douthit was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for his work on the hit series “Judge Judy”. In 2005, he won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. He won an Emmy in 2006 for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2009 he shared the award with fellow former judge Joe Brown for best guest star appearance. In 2011, Douthit shared Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series with Joel McHale of The Soup fame.

Randy DouthitRandy Douthit is also known as Randy Kisses on the podcast TV Land’s “Essential Questions”, where he discusses various topics related to television news and entertainment including what he thinks are some of the most important questions that people ask when they hear about something new or interesting. Randy Kisses also co-hosts the podcast The Newsroom with Mike Wallace and Josh Charles. In December 2015, Douthit was honored as one of 20 people who make great television by Sixty Minutes Magazine at Sixty Minutes USA 2014: The 20 Under 20 List. He has been featured on numerous media outlets including NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday Morning, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times.