Jason Ross (writer)

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Jason Ross
Residence Los Angeles, California, United States[1]
Nationality American
Education University of California, Santa Barbara
Occupation Writer
Years active 2003–
Style Comedic
Home town Chico, California, United States[2]
Television The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Daily Show
Spouse(s) Nicole Revere[3]
Children 2[3]

Jason Ross is an American writer and seven-time Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series winner.

Early life and education[edit]

Ross grew up in Chico, California, and graduated from Chico Senior High School in 1988.[3] He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a 1993 Collegiate Gold Circle Awards winner for his work at Daily Nexus.[4] He served as the news editor at Daily Nexus before being promoted to editor-in-chief[3] and graduated from UCSB in 1993.[5]


The Daily Show[edit]

Ross joined The Daily Show in 2002,[3] where he ended up spending 11 years, finally departing in June 2013.[6] As a staff writer, he was awarded seven Emmy Awards.

He also helped to write the show's two best-selling books, America and Earth.[7]

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon[edit]

Ross joined Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for the 2013–14 television season.[8]


  1. ^ Havlan, J.R. "Episode 41: Jason Ross". AllThingsComedy.com. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Layne, Ken (March 21, 2013). ""Daily Show" Writer Jason Ross On Writing For Free and Breaking Into Comedy". The Awl. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Constitution Day Address" (PDF). California State University, Chico. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "1993 - Awards For Student Work Gold Circle Awards - Collegiate Recipients". Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Milestones". UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association. Fall 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Moment of Zen - Jason Ross". The Daily Show. June 27, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "'Daily Show' Writer Jason Ross to Speak on Constitution Day". California State University, Chico. August 27, 2012. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - 2014". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 

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