Jim Roush

Special guest

Jim Roush is an award-winning Executive Producer specializing in Unscripted content,
including Variety Specials, Award Shows, Docu-Follow, Game, Competition, Challenge,
Dating and Cooking Shows.

Jim began his career nearly three decades ago as a production assistant on The MTV
Video Music Awards and quickly moved up the ranks on that and on other notable
shows, including: The Billboard Music Awards, The Magic of David
Copperfield and The Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He joined The
ESPYS 28 years ago, Family Feud 22 years ago and Celebrity Family Feud 12 years
ago, and still serves as the Executive in Charge of Production on all 3 shows.

Jim joined Mark Burnett Productions (now known as MGM) in 2006, as the Executive In
Charge of Production on Rock Star, Season 2 on CBS. In 2008, he became Vice-
President of Production, eventually becoming Executive Vice-President of Production in

  1. While at Mark Burnett Productions, Jim was involved in launching and overseeing MBP’s vast slate of shows, including The Voice, Shark Tank, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, The Emmys, People’s Choice Awards and many more. In nine years at Mark Burnett Productions, Jim oversaw more than 100 projects across over 20 networks.

In 2015, Jim went on to start a new venture called THE RWC which, in just four years,
produced over 25 shows, including: Showtime At The Apollo on Fox, Last Chance U
on Netflix, The MTV Movie Awards on MTV, New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey on
FOX, Sundays with Alec Baldwin on ABC , Encore! on Disney + and The NFL
Honors on multiple networks.

Jim’s esteemed relationships with networks and his stellar reputation for delivering high
quality content has solidified and continued partnerships with A-list producers and
production companies, content creators and celebrities. He has set up BIG TV, his new
company, as yet another ambitious endeavor for continued success.

To date, Jim has been honored with four Emmy wins, fifteen nominations and multiple
Producers Guild and Critic’s Choice Awards, amongst others. Jim graduated from the
University of Arizona with a degree in Business and Finance. Jim lives in Pacific
Palisades, CA with his (4 time Emmy-winning) wife and 3 children.

Jim Roush has been a guest on 1 episode.