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08.20.2015

CBS ANNOUNCES SENIOR WRITING AND PRODUCING TEAM FOR “THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT”

Team Features Numerous Producers and Writers from the Emmy and Peabody Award-Winning “The Colbert Report”

Tom Purcell and Meredith Bennett Serve as Executive Producers

Emily Lazar and Barry Julien Are Co-Executive Producers

CBS announced today the award-winning writing and producing team joining host, executive producer and writer Stephen Colbert for his new late night series, THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT.

Colbert brings with him many members of his Emmy and Peabody Award-winning team from “The Colbert Report.” Tom Purcell, who served as executive producer and writer, will continue in the same role for THE LATE SHOW. In addition, Meredith Bennett will serve as executive producer, expanding her previous role as co-executive producer.

Emily Lazar and Barry Julien, both from “The Colbert Report,” have been named co-executive producers. Additionally, Julien will retain his duties as a writer and Lazar will head the talent department. Head writer Opus Moreschi (“The Colbert Report”) adds supervising producer to his title and will work alongside Jay Katsir (“The Colbert Report”), who has been promoted to head writer. Also from “The Colbert Report,” Matt Lappin and Paul Dinello join the production as supervising producers/writers. THE LATE SHOW will be directed by Jim Hoskinson (“The Colbert Report”). Tanya Bracco (“The Colbert Report”) will serve as supervising producer and executive-in-charge.

New to Colbert’s team is Emily Gertler (“Good Morning America”), who joins THE LATE SHOW as senior entertainment producer. Sheryl Zelikson will be the music producer, joining THE LATE SHOW after holding the same title for the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Stephen Colbert, best known for hosting “The Colbert Report,” is also a bestselling author and accomplished actor, writer, producer and comedian. He will take over as host of THE LATE SHOW on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

Photos are available at: http://cbspressexpress.com

Show Website: http://www.colbertlateshow.com 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Late-Show-with-Stephen-Colbert 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ColbertLateShow

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ColbertLateShow

Google+: https://plus.google.com/102957943872893903623/about 

CBS Tweet: https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

 

THE LATE SHOW on Twitter:

Stephen Colbert

@StephenAtHome

 

Jon Batiste

@JonBatiste

 

Official Show Account

@ColbertLateShow

 

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Press Contact:

Lauren Kamm

lauren.kamm@cbs.com

212-975-3869

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Press:

Lauren Kamm
212-975-3869
lauren.kamm@cbs.com