Robert Rand is an Emmy award–winning journalist who works in TV, print, and online media. He has covered stories including the Menendez brothers murder trials, the O.J. Simpson civil trial, the rape of a woman a Florida jury said deserved what she got for wearing a sheer mini-skirt, and the Virgin Mary speaking to 100,000 people through a teenage girl on a remote mountain in southern Ecuador. He began covering the Menendez story for the Miami Herald the day after the killings and is the only journalist who has interviewed the Menendez brothers both before and since their arrest. During both Menendez trials, he was in court daily and provided on–camera analysis for Court TV, Good Morning America, and CBS’s This Morning. Rand covered the second Menendez trial for KCOP-TV in Los Angeles.
Rand has appeared as the primary interview in several high–profile documentaries about the Menendez brothers case, including a documentary produced by the BBC, an episode of A & E’s Biography, an episode of Discovery ID’s True Crime with Aphrodite Jones, and The Reelz Channel’s Murder Made Me Famous. In January 2017, Rand was the featured interview in two documentaries produced by ABC’s 20/20 and CNN’s sister channel, HLN. HLN aired a third special following their documentary with Rand and CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewing Lyle Menendez in his first TV interview since 1994.