Television Producer Mike Richards ('97) to Join President Jim Gash (JD '93) for Coffee with Jim

June 8, 2021  | 1 min read

Mike RichardsMike Richards (’97), three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner and 17-time nominee, will join Pepperdine president Jim Gash (JD ’93) for a virtual conversation during Coffee with Jim: A Conversation with Mike Richards via Zoom on Friday, June 11, at 11:30 AM PT.

Throughout his extensive career in TV, Richards has produced a wide range of programs including talk shows, dating shows, celebrity shows, reality shows, clip shows, game shows, and cable news. He spent more than 10 years as executive producer of The Price is Right and Let’s Make a Deal, before taking the reins at two of the most successful game shows of all time: Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!

During his time at Pepperdine, Richards wrote, produced, and hosted a weekly late-night comedy talk show called The Randumb Show, which won multiple college broadcasting awards. Using his Pepperdine experience as an entrée, Richards hosted multiple pilots and started work in production, and later hosted the WB's High School Reunion and the CW’s Beauty and the Geek. Richards also worked for television legend Dick Clark as his vice president of development and current programs, producing several primetime and award shows, and was a correspondent on The American Music Awards and Primetime New Year's Rockin’ Eve.

For additional information, and to register to attend, visit the event’s registration page.