Stephen Colbert To Host 2017 Emmy Awards

CBS and the Television Academy today announced that Emmy Award winner Stephen Colbert, the host of ‘The Late Show’ with Stephen Colbert, will host the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

"This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period," Stephen Colbert said in a statement on Monday. "Both in person and around the globe."

"Stephen is the ultimate master of ceremonies with award-winning creative talents, and as we've seen the past few months, he has a fearless passion for live television," CBS's executive vice president of specials, music and live events said. " We look forward to honoring television's best while entertaining audiences with the creative energy and sharp comedy of Stephen Colbert."

The primetime Emmys will be broadcast Sept. 17 live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Nominations will be announced July 13.

Colbert won nine Emmy awards for his work at ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’. This will be his first time hosting the Emmys.

-Devashree Goenka