Randy Bean

Randy Bean

Board MemberRandy Bean is a Colorado-based freelance writer and documentary filmmaker with over four decades’ experience in broadcast journalism, video and television production, strategic media planning and soup-to-nuts non-fiction documentary creation. Her most recent project, American Creed, is an exploration of what it means to be an American at this fractured time in our history. The feature-length film aired nationally on PBS and is now part of high school history and social studies curricula all across the country. (See http://www.americancreed.org) For 14 years, Randy worked as executive producer for documentaries and special television projects at Stanford University, creating a C-Span-like cable channel with university content, heading up the university’s video production enterprise and spearheading a television programming partnership with National Geographic Television in Washington, DC. In addition, Randy served as a consultant on media and communications for the Stanford Center on Longevity, managing the creation, production and distribution of SCL content, in video and other formats. Prior to working at Stanford, Ms. Bean enjoyed a long career as an award-winning documentary filmmaker and experienced broadcast journalist, covering politics and social issues. She worked as a producer with Bill Moyers at WNET in New York, and covered major news stories for both ABC News and NBC News in their Washington bureaus. She came to Stanford as a Knight Professional Journalism Fellow, and moved to California to be a staff producer, director and writer of current affairs programs and investigative documentaries at KQED in San Francisco. Her freelance work as writer and producer/director includes projects for the Center for a New Generation, the Support Network for Battered Women, Peninsula Open Space Trust, Health Care Education Network, and the Stanford Historical Society.