Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as "Late Show" host in 2015. CNN'S Brian Stetler tweeted that CBS has given the current "Colbert Report" host a five-year contract.
“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” Colbert said. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.”
Rumors that CBS was eyeing Colbert as "Late Show" host began floating last week, just after Letterman announced his retirement. "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart told Vulture last night that Colbert will be a "remarkable" host and is a "uniquely talented individual."
“He’s got some skill sets that are really applicable, interviewing-wise, but also he’s a really, really good actor and also an excellent improvisational comedian," said Stewart." He’s also got great writing skills. He’s got a lot of the different capacities. Being able to expand upon [those] would be exciting."