Stephen Colbert To Replace Letterman As ‘Late Show’ Host

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of CBS’ “Late Show”, the company announced Thursday.

The move will be effective when Letterman retires from the broadcast, according to CBS Television Network officials.

The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.

Read more at CBSLA.com.

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