Leno Tells Staff He Will Pay Them Through Christmas

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JOSEF ADALIAN and DAVE MCNARY Variety

"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno met with his staff Wednesday and vowed that he'd continue personally to pay their salaries through at least Christmas.

Leno previously had said he'd pay through this week. But in a confab with staffers at the show's Burbank HQ, Leno said that he'd keep the checks coming through the holiday. After that, he told them he'll make a decision on a week-by-week basis.

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