Robert Morton (producer)

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Robert "Morty" Morton is an American television producer most notable for his work as a producer and later co-executive producer of the NBC program Late Night with David Letterman.

Morton went with Letterman to CBS in 1993 to serve as executive producer of CBS' Late Show with David Letterman, but left the show in 1996[1] after trying to move the show to ABC and upsetting Letterman as a result.

Since leaving the Late Show, Morton has produced several programs, including Drew Carey's Green Screen Show, The Wayne Brady Show, Over the Top, and Mind of Mencia. He returned to late-night television when he took over as executive producer for Lopez Tonight on TBS in 2010.[2]

He is a 1975 graduate of American University (Washington, DC).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carter, Bill (10 March 1996). "Robert Morton, Top Producer for Letterman, Leaves 'Late Show'". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Rice, Lynette (1 November 2010). "Changes in Store for 'Lopez Tonight'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 26 November 2010.