Great Job, Internet!: Get to know Don Roy King, affable director of Saturday Night Live
As director of Saturday Night Live, Don Roy King has one of the most prominent and yet most anonymous jobs in television. He’s been with the show since 2006—nearly as long as Kenan Thompson—and has won six Emmy Awards for his work on the long-running NBC series, but many SNL viewers may be largely unaware of his existence. Happily, then, King is the subject of a video profile produced by AARP. That organization has chosen to spotlight King because he’s an example of someone who made a dramatic career change well into his professional life, proving that it’s never too late to try something new and daunting.
As King explains, he was already a TV veteran by the time he came to SNL:
For 21 years, I directed morning television at Good Morning America and then CBS This Morning. I was in my mid-50s, and …