The Building Books podcast is thrilled to welcome BenBella author and Emmy Award-winning journalist, Robert Rand, to the show. Rand has worked in television, print, and digital media everywhere from Philadelphia to San Francisco to Miami to L.A. His greatest claim to fame, however, is his unmatched connection to the infamous Menendez brothers and their murder trial.
Rand is author of the recently published book entitled, The Menendez Murders: The Shocking Untold Story of the Menendez Family and the Killings that Stunned the Nation. Listen in to hear the incredible journey he has been on with this story since the murders of Jose and Kitty Menendez in August of 1989. From courtroom coverage for the Miami Herald, CourtTV, ABC, and CBS, to getting hired by Wolf Films as a consultant to work on development of the NBC eight-hour limited series, “Law and Order: True Crime the Menendez Murders,” Rand’s journalistic experience and knowledge of this well-known case is unparalleled.
Also interesting is his road to becoming an author, the writing process itself, and how he started with 250,000 words and scaled it back to 100,000. In the words of Glenn Yeffeth, “the book really reflects just an incredible encyclopedic knowledge of everything that went on.” This is truly a compelling episode that you don’t want to miss.