Stangel brothers longest-serving head writers on show
Eric Stangel and Justin Stangel have been upped to exec producer rank on “The Late Show With David Letterman.”The Stangel brothers have been co-head writers on the CBS latenighter show since 2000, and they are the longest-serving head writers in “Late Show’s” 16-year history. The pair started on the Worldwide Pants production in 1997. “We hope one day to have a fountain soda machine in our office,” the Stangels joked. The brothers join Worldwide Pants prexy Rob Burnett, Jude Brennan, Barbara Gaines, Maria Pope and Matt Roberts as “Late Show” exec producers. In other moves, 25-year Letterman staffer Kathy Mavrikakis has been upped to supervising producer. “Late Show” vets Nancy Agostini and Brian Teta have advanced to producer status, while Sarah Billington has been named segment producer.