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.”
Source: TV by the Numbers.
You may recall in the last the site update that in addition to catching up with all of the content we were unable to post while the site was down, I also promised that a very special taping report was on it’s way. Well without further ado, here is my taping report from October 8th, 2014.
Stephen Colbert on stage presenting the award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie”, accepting the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Variety Series” with “The Colbert Report” staff, and posing with their awards backstage in the press room.
Michael Ausiello from TV Line talks to Stephen Colbert on the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet about the end of “The Colbert Report” and taking over for the “Late Show” from David Letterman in 2015.