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.