Jason Ross (writer)

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

Jason Ross
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Years active2003–
Home townChico, California, U.S.
TelevisionThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Daily Show
The President Show
Spouse(s)Nicole Revere

Early life and education

Ross grew up in Chico, California, and graduated from Chico Senior High School in 1988.[1][2] He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a 1993 Collegiate Gold Circle Awards winner for his work at Daily Nexus.[3] He served as the news editor at Daily Nexus before being promoted to editor-in-chief[1] and graduated from UCSB in 1993.[4]


The Daily Show

Ross joined The Daily Show in 2002,[1] where he ended up spending 11 years, finally departing in June 2013.[5] 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.[6]

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Ross joined Late Night with Jimmy Fallon for the 2013–14 television season.[7]

Personal life

Ross currently lives in Los Angeles, California.[8] He is married to Nicole Revere and has two children.[1]


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