Charles Latibeaudiere is an American producer. Currently, he is the co-executive producer of TMZ, a famous tabloid news website, that also has a popular TV series TMZ on TV.
Personal Life & Family Background :
- Charles Latibeaudiere was born in the Bronx, New York City, on September 12, 1969. He was raised in New York.
- His parents divorced when he was ten years old.
- Much of his family is from Jamaica, where it has been for many generations. Charles spent every summer there from the ages of 10 to 17.
- Charles married Barbara Sherwood in the Catalina Room at the ‘Rancho Palos Verdes’ in California on June 26, 2004. Barbara was a director on the news show “Extra,” the same organization where Charles spent nine years as a supervising producer.
- Currently, he resides in Hermosa Beach, California.
Early Life & Education :
- Charles attended the Cronkite School of the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he majored in Broadcast Journalism.
TV Career, Salary & Net Worth :
- Charles began his career after graduating from college at KVTK-TV in Phoenix, Arizona. He was initially a production assistant but ended up becoming the producer for the weekend newscasts and the nightly weekday newscasts.
- Later, he headed to Los Angeles, California, where became the supervising producer for the news entertainment show Extra from 1998 to 2007. His duties involved overseeing the production of over 2500 episodes!
- He produced the Veronica Mars movie, the 2014 sequel to the hit 2000s TV show of the same name. also He co-executive produced the 2009 TV series Beyond Twisted.
Stint at TMZ :
- In 2007, Charles partnered up with fellow co-executive producers Harvey Levin and Jim Paratore to create a television version of the TMZ tabloid news website. The three created a super successful product, and Charles has stayed in his role ever since.
- Charles frequently appears on the TMZ TV programmes (TMZ on TV, TMZ Live), and can be found in the middle of its newsroom most evenings.
- In 2018, Charles interviewed Kanye West on TMZ Live, where the singer made some controversial comments that Charles later harshly criticized.
Fun Facts, Height & Trivia :
- Charles was inducted into the “Bronx Walk of Fame” in 2011.
- He has appeared on ‘The Fool’ episode of the popular TV show ‘Empire’ in 2017, playing himself.
- Charles has been referred to as ‘the voice of reason’ in the TMZ’s TV team.
- He was initially a Biology major in college. He is very passionate about marine life, especially orcas, and big cats, especially cheetahs.
- Charles is a fan of baseball, and supports the New York Yankees. He also enjoys singing.
- He credits his uncle Russell, a Jamaican politician, with teaching him about poise and the intricacies of public speaking.
- He wears his hair in dreadlocks that he gets redone every month at a salon in Sherman Oaks.
- Charles has stated that he has fallen in love with Los Angeles’ sunshine, though he had not expected to, as a native New Yorker.
- He watches as many TV shows as he can in his free time.