Liza Richardson


Anchoring Saturday nights from 8pm to 10, Liza Richardson has hosted and produced a radio show on NPR’s Santa Monica, CA flagship 89.9 KCRW since 1991.

A musical chameleon, she has created a number of specialty shows, from the groundbreaking mix of spoken word and music, Man In The Moon to the alt-country, Latin-alternative focused, Rancho Loco to dance music mix, The Drop. Liza is known for her exceptionally diverse musical vocabulary, and her current radio show displays that with a wild blend of all genres including dance music, indie rock, deep cuts, retro roots and party jams from around the world.

A busy independent music supervisor for television, ads and films, Liza’s credits include the first handful of iPod silhouette spots, Curious George, Lords of Dogtown, Surf’s Up, The Kids Are All Right, Hotel Transylvania, Enough Said and Grammy nominated Y Tu Mama Tambien.

Liza music supervised all seasons of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood and currently helms critical faves like Netflix original Narcos and HBO’s The Leftovers as well as network blockbusters such as Blindspot, Hawaii Five-O and Scorpion. She was named one of 2010’s Women of Impact by Variety and was recognized by her peers, The Guild of Music Supervisors, as 2012’s TV Music Supervisor of The Year and in 2016, Best Music Supervision for TV Drama.

Liza is from Phoenix, AZ and holds a BFA in theater and dance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.

TV music supervision:

Barry, HBO

Narcos, Gaumont/Netflix

The Leftovers, WB/HBO

Bull, CBS

MacGyver, CBS

The Son, AMC

The Path, NBC/Hulu

Hand of God, Amazon

Looking, HBO

Hawaii Five-0, CBS

Scorpion, CBS

Limitless, CBS

Sleepy Hollow, Fox

Blindspot, WB/NBC

The Affair S1, Showtime

Parenthood, NBC

Stalker, WB/CBS

The Following, WB/Fox

Graceland, Fox/USA

Hemlock Grove, Gaumont/Netflix

About A Boy, NBC

The Secret Circle, WB/CW

House of Lies S1, Showtime

Friday Night Lights, NBC

Film consultancies:

Deepwater Horizon, Lionsgate, Peter Berg

In The Valley of Elah, Summit, Paul Haggis

Nacho Libre, Paramount, Jared Hess

Curious George, Universal, Matthew O’Callaghan

Syriana, WB, Stephen Gaghan

Bewitched, Columbia Pictures, Nora Ephron

The Italian Job, Paramount, F. Gary Gray

United States of Poetry, ITVS, Mark Pellington

Ad placements:

Bud Light





Coca Cola

Mini Cooper

Apple iPod








Film music supervision:

Home Again, Hallie Meyers-Shyer

A Dog’s Purpose, Dreamworks, Lasse Hallstrom

Why Him, Fox, John Hamburg

The Last Word, Myriad, Mark Pellington

The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko

Rock Dog, Lionsgate, Ash Brannon

Enough Said, Fox Searchlight, Nicole Holofcener

Hotel Transylvania, Sony Animation, Genndy Tartakovsky

People Like Us, Dreamworks, Alex Kurtzman

I Melt With You, Magnolia, Mark Pellington

Monte Carlo, Fox, Thomas Bezucha

Scream 4, Dimension, Wes Craven

Push, Summit, Paul McGuigan

The Hunting Party, Weinstein, Richard Shepard

Surf’s Up, Sony Pictures Animation, Ash Brannon

Failure To Launch, Paramount, Tom Dey

Lords of Dogtown, Columbia, Catherine Hardwicke

Wicker Park, Lakeshore, Paul McGuigan

First Daughter, New Regency, Forest Whitaker

Y Tu Mama Tambien, IFC, Alfonso Cuaron

Mothman Prophecies, Lakeshore, Mark Pellington

Arlington Road, Lakeshore, Mark Pellington


89.9 KCRW radio host and DJ since 1991

Additional info:

Best Music Supervision TV Drama, Guild of Music Supervisors 2016

Music Supervisor of The Year, Guild of Music Supervisors 2012

Outstanding Music Supervisor TV, HMMA 2012

Woman of Impact, Variety 2010

First DJ to play at The Academy Awards 2007

Grammy nom, Best Soundtrack Comp, Y Tu Mama Tambien 2003

Geffen Records A&R scout 1995 to 1998

Host, producer of MTV syndicated radio show Man In The Moon 1994

Represented by Fortress Talent Management (film & TV)

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Represented by Barking Owl (advertising)

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