Randy Douthit is an American Executive Producer, Writer, and Actor who is widely known for his work with Gawker Media. He has provided material during the last few years which has included a long-form interview with Pope Francis.One of the most interesting things that Randy Douthit did was provide stories to people who would otherwise not have these stories told or even heard about them.
- Early Life
Randy Douthit was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He graduated from Trinity University with a degree in Film and Visual Arts. He continued his education in the field through classes at the American Film Institute. In 1988, he became a member of the Screen Actors Guild and continued to work as an actor both on stage and on television for several years throughout his career. His most notable television roles include appearances on CSI Miami and 30 Rock as well as real-life appearances as himself on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Conan O’Brien.
After working a number of minor roles, Douthit became a writer for Gawker Media in 2005. He was promoted to the position of Senior Editor and began to expand the writing team’s coverage of politics and entertainment. In addition, he became involved with writing guest columns for other media outlets such as CNN and The New York Times. As part of his role, he also started the blog Talking Points Memo.
- Giving Back
Douthit began to work with the New Orleans Artists’ Cooperative for the arts which helped provided him with an outlet for his passion and dedication to the arts. He continued to work with the cooperative up until 2009. While there, he helped organize a benefit concert as well as a short film festival.
- Honors And Awards
Douthit has been recognized and honored by several groups including the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, the Society of Professional Journalists, and Harvard University’s Nieman Fellows Program. In 2010, he was awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Program by The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.