By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS announced on Thursday that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman on “The Late Show.”
Colbert, 49, is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he was a theatre major. Colbert returned to NU in 2011 to give the commencement address.
In a radio interview with CBS News, CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves said Colbert will not portray his Comedy Central character when he hosts “The Late Show.”