CBS announces Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman when the host retires in 2015.

Colbert has hosted the Colbert Report on Comedy Central since 2005 and has received 27 Emmy nominations.

 

 

CBS President and CEO Les Moonvessays, "Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television."

(Photo: Stephen Lovekin / 2013 Getty Images)