NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The man who has been synonymous with late nights on CBS for more than two decades will soon be giving up his prestigious post.
“Late Show” host David Letterman announced during the taping of his show Thursday that he will be retiring sometime in 2015, when his contract expires.
As CBS 2’s Andrea Grymes reported, Letterman said he called CBS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves earlier Thursday to make the announcement.
“The man who owns this network, Leslie Moonves, he and I have had a relationship for years and years and years, and we have had this conversation in the past, and we agreed that we would work together on this circumstance and the timing of this circumstance. And I phoned him just before the program, and I said ‘Leslie, it’s been great, you’ve been great, the network has been great, but I’m retiring,’” Letterman said during Thursday’s taping.