Longtime New York Times TV Reporter Bill Carter Takes Buyout

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The author of 2009's 'The War for Late Night' has written for the paper since 1989

Bill Carter, the longtime New York Times television and media reporter, says he has taken a buyout offer from the paper as the news outlet restructures. 

"I went through a long process, but I couldn’t square passing up what amounts to the best kind of severance at a newspaper job," Carter told The Huffington Post's media reporter Michael Calderone, adding that he had a deal to write another book on the late-night television world. 

Carter has penned several notable books on the television industry, including 1995's The Late Shift: Letterman, Leno, and the Network Battle for the Night and 2009's The War for Late Night, chronicling the host transition at NBC's Tonight Show

"I love this job and I love The New York Times and I have many close friends here. … It's really not because I want to work somewhere else," Carter elaborated to Capital New York

Carter has written for The New York Times since 1989. 

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