Bill Carter joins CNN to cover media
Former New York Times reporter Bill Carter, who covered the television industry for the newspaper, has been hired by CNN and will now regularly write for CNN Digital.
The former New York Times television reporter and author, is a widely respected veteran of the beat.
Carter was with the New York Times for more than 25 years as a media writer, covering the television industry. He took the newspaper’s buyout in late 2014.
Carter is perhaps best known for his 1994 book, The Late Shift. The bestseller, which depicted the late-night battle between David Letterman and Jay Leno, was the basis for an HBO film of the same name. Carter wrote The War for Late Night in 2011 following the Leno-Conan O’Brien debacle at NBC.
Prior to joining the Times in 1989, Carter was the television critic for the Baltimore Sun for 14 years.