About Us

LateNighter covers the world of late-night television from the inside out. We report on breaking news, programming moves, personnel changes, ratings wins, and more, providing informed perspective on what’s happening across this dynamic daypart.

Wait, a new site dedicated to late-night TV… now? Our editor-at-large Bill Carter explains.

Meet our team

LateNighter’s editor-in-chief A.J. Katz is no stranger to the business of television. He joins us fresh off an eight-year run at Adweek, where he served as TV & media reporter and the editor in charge of TVNewser, a site dedicated to coverage of broadcast, cable, and streaming news. Fun fact: television talk shows are in A.J.’s blood — his father executive produced Live with Regis and Kathie Lee in the 1980s, launching the show into national syndication. 

No reporter is more closely associated with late-night TV than Bill Carter. Over a 26 year career at the New York Times, he chronicled the daypart’s many machinations from the Carson era onward. His best-selling 1994 book, The Late Shift, spawned an HBO original movie of the same name and a 2010 follow-up, The War For Late Night. He also executive produced the 2020 CNN docuseries The Story of Late Night and hosted its companion podcast. We’re thrilled he’s back on the beat as LateNighter’s editor-at-large.

Jed Rosenzweig’s passion for late-night television can be traced back to his teenage years when he was a regular on the standby ticket line for Saturday Night Live, but it was his own 12 year-old son’s obsession with present-day SNL that inspired this site. Jed cut his teeth on the web working at Yahoo! in its heyday, where he led the site’s movie and TV verticals through a period of explosive growth. Today he publishes LateNighter, Primetimer.com, and the subscription newsletter TV Tattle.

Join us! We’re looking for journalists (especially women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals) who write with authority about the business of late-night TV. If that sounds like you, please drop us a line.

Humanity commitment

We are committed to creating content that’s worth your time. Our articles are written by human beings (not AI), and we strive for accuracy and integrity in our reporting. When we fall short, we hope you’ll let us know and give us the chance to make it right.