Beth McCarthy-Miller

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Beth McCarthy-Miller
BornSeptember 3, 1963
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Alma materUniversity of Maryland
Occupationtelevision director
Known forSaturday Night Live

Beth McCarthy-Miller (born September 3, 1963, Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American television director.[1] Shows she has directed include Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock.[2]

Early life[edit]

McCarthy-Miller was born on September 3, 1963 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She attended the University of Maryland, where she was a DJ and majored in radio, television and film. While in college she interned at CNN and MTV. [3]


McCarthy-Miller worked as a line producer's assistant and assistant director at MTV and began directing in 1988. During her nine years with MTV, she worked on MTV Unplugged with Nirvana, Neil Young, Elton John, Tony Bennett, and k.d. lang.[4] She worked for The Week in Rock and later The Jon Stewart Show.[3]

She was the director of NBC's Saturday Night Live for eleven years.[5] She left SNL in 2006 at the end of season 31, replaced as director by Don Roy King.[6] She became a director for Viacom's MTV again in 2003 when she directed the MTV Video Music Awards.

She currently works through her own companies, Catalyst Entertainment and McBeth Productions as a director and producer.[citation needed]




  1. ^ "Beth McCarthy Miller Television Director, Producer". Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth (February 22, 2017). "'SNL' Vet Beth McCarthy-Miller to Direct Melissa McCarthy's Fox Pilot 'Amy's Brother' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Harrington, Amy. "Foundation Archive: Beth McCarthy-Miller". Television Academy. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  4. ^ Barrett, Pam. ""SNL" director Beth McCarthy Miller to speak at WFU". Archived from the original on 2014-06-27. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  5. ^ Profile,; accessed May 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "Saturday Night Live". IMDB.
  7. ^ "Beth McCarthy-Miller | Television Academy". Television Academy. Retrieved 2017-01-16.


Preceded by
Dave Wilson
Saturday Night Live director
Succeeded by
Don Roy King