UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Sept. 19, 2019 – Katie Hockmeyer, who has been with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” since its launch in 2014, has been named Executive Vice President, Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment.
Reporting to NBC Entertainment Co-Chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy, Hockmeyer will work on the network’s celebrated late-night lineup, including “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” the iconic “Saturday Night Live” and the landmark new show “A Little Late with Lilly Singh.” In this new role, she will guide programming strategy and act as the network liaison for all aspects of the late-night business, as well as work closely across the NBCU portfolio to maximize late-night brands and talent.
“It’s exciting for these shows to have someone with Katie’s insight and experience, thinking day-in and day-out about how they can continue to grow and innovate,” said Cheeks and Telegdy. “Our late-night programs are an indelible part of the NBC brand, and Katie’s strong leadership, keen insight and deep institutional knowledge is exactly what we need to continue their incredible legacy well into the future.”
Hockmeyer, who is a five-time Emmy Award nominee and winner of a Producers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment Talk Television, has been a key member of Fallon’s production team since the 2009 debut of “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” During her tenure at “The Tonight Show,” in which she ascended to producer, Hockmeyer served in multiple roles, including two years as showrunner overseeing all elements of production. In addition, she was integral to the development and launch of the Universal Studios Orlando ride “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” which remains one of the park’s top attractions.
Hockmeyer began her career as part of NBC’s industry-leading page program, after which she began working as an executive assistant in Lorne Michaels’ office at “Saturday Night Live” and where she first learned the craft of running late-night programming. She then worked under former NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Zucker, where she broadened her programming exposure to include news, entertainment, sports, theme parks and cable, before heading back into the late-night world.