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Beth McCarthy-Miller

Beth McCarthy-Miller (born September 3, 1963, Elizabeth, New Jersey) is an American television director.[1]

She was the director of NBC's Saturday Night Live for eleven years.[2] She left SNL in 2006 at the end of season 31, replaced as director by Don Roy King.[3] She became a director for Viacom's MTV again in 2003 when she directed the MTV Video Music Awards.

She started out as an intern at MTV, then worked as an assistant to the line producer and then 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 currently works through her own companies, Catalyst Entertainment and McBeth Productions as a director and producer.


  • Director 1
  • Awards 2
  • References 3
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  1. ^ "Beth McCarthy Miller Television Director, Producer". Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ Profile,; accessed May 10, 2015.
  3. ^ "Saturday Night Live". IMDB. 
  4. ^ Barrett, Pam. "“SNL” director Beth McCarthy Miller to speak at WFU". Retrieved January 12, 2015. 


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