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Letterman Announces Exit Date From 'Late Show'

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Veteran late night host David Letterman has announced that May 20 will be his final time as the regular host of CBS's "The Late Show."

Letterman announced his retirement from his late night gig in April, 2014, but did not reveal when he would be stepping down until Wednesday.

"It's going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave's final broadcast in May," CBS CEO Les Moonves said in a statement.

Stephen Colbert, the host of the Comedy Central show "The Colbert Report" will be stepping in for Letterman, though he will be dropping his conservative talk show host character when he makes the transition.

Letterman is the longest-tenured late night host, with more than 32 years and 6,028 total episodes of both 'Late Night' and the 'Late Show' as host. – Staff Writers