Seth Meyers As The New Host Of "Late Night"
By Ivetta Babadjanian
May 13, 2013 - 4:57:36 PM

NEW YORK—"Saturday Night Live" cast member, Seth Meyers, was officially announced as the next "Late Night" host by NBC on Sunday, May 12.

Meyers is currently the head writer of "Saturday Night Live" and host of the show's segment, "Weekend Update." Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon for the 12:35 a.m. slot while Fallon will be Jay Leno's replacement for the "Tonight Show."

Seth Meyers hosts "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live."

Creator of Saturday Night Live, Lorne Michaels, will continue to be the executive producer for "Late Night." He was also recently appointed as the executive producer of the "Tonight Show" which will be moving from Los Angeles back to New York. Both Fallon and Meyers are expected to begin their shows in February 2014, coinciding with NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics from Russia. It has not been announced when Meyers will leave "Saturday Night Live."

"I only have to work for Lorne for five more years before I pay him back for the time I totaled his car," Meyers said in the NBC news release. "12:30 on NBC has long been incredible real estate.  I hope I can do it justice."

The decision was announced by chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt who named Meyers as “one of the brightest, most insightful comedy writers and performers of his generation.”

"Saturday Night Live," the "Tonight Show" and "Late Night" will all be taped in NBC's headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.  Meyers will be the fourth host of "Late Night" since it first aired in 1982 starting with David Letterman and followed by Conan O'Brien and Fallon.

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