Randi Lemons G’15

April 5, 2016

“My program was extremely hands-on. I graduated with many projects to add to my portfolio.”

Randi Lemons G’15 graduated with a master’s in television, radio and film from the Newhouse School and now works as a producer for NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”

What is your current position?

I am an associate producer for season 17 of “The Biggest Loser.”

How did you get the job?

Through networking at my first job on “Home Free” season 1, which I got when I met the executive producer of “Home Free” at Newhouse.

What are your job responsibilities?

I am responsible for live logging 19 cast and contestants and writing hot sheets. I assist story producers and conduct interviews with the cast.

How do you feel Newhouse prepared you for your current job?

I was more aware of how the industry works and what to expect. The biggest compliment to Syracuse is the network that I have access to.

Why did you select Newhouse for graduate studies?

I was attracted to the prestigious network of people.

What is unique about your graduate program?

My program was extremely hands-on. I graduated with many projects to add to my portfolio.

Describe your most valuable/significant experience at Newhouse.

My most valuable experience was being an instructional associate for the Advanced Television Production class taught by Professor Michael Schoonmaker. I was given the chance to be the executive producer and actually run the course as if it were the real world. I loved it!

Best on-campus memory or activity?

My favorite memory is producing, creating, and showing a video for a SU social media campaign against sexual assault. Fun with a great cause!

What advice do you have for current or incoming students?

Get active and take advantage of everything that the program offers and more! More importantly, when guest speakers come to the school—either to your classroom or the auditorium—try your best to get their contact information and stay connected with them. That’s how I landed my first job as a live logger on “Home Free,” which led to the job I am currently working. Network! Network! Network!  And have fun!