News

Seth Myers hosting this year’s Emmy Awards

Seth Myers hosting this year’s Emmy Awards

SETH MYERS:Just months after kicking off his own late night talk show, the former "Saturday Night Live" star has more to celebrate as he was chosen to serve as presenter for the annual television prize giving on Thursday. Photo: Associated Press

Comedian Seth Myers has been tapped to host the 2014 Emmy Awards this summer.

Just months after kicking off his own late night talk show, the former “Saturday Night Live” star has more to celebrate as he was chosen to serve as presenter for the annual television prize giving on Thursday.

This marks Meyers’ first time as host of the Emmys, but he has previously compered the 2010 and 2011 ESPY Awards and the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Meyers, who was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people on Thursday morning, follows in the footsteps of fellow comedians and former Late Night hosts Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien, who have previously hosted the Emmys.

The 66th Primetime Emmys will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on Aug. 25.

Latest Stories

in Local Sports, Sports, UVA Sports

UVA Football Notebook: Catching Up With Coley

Fresh
VSabre for web~1240x800 copy

UVA's middle linebacker Henry Coley looks forward to the 2014 season.

in Sports

South African Tim Clark wins Canadian Open

Fresh
Tim Clark tees off the 12th hole during the third round of the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal GC - Blue Course on July 26, 2014.

South African Tim Clark sank a six-foot par putt to beat American Jim Furyk by one stroke at the Canadian Open.

in Entertainment

‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ beat expectations at box offices

Fresh
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Aksel Hennie as Tydeus, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta, Dwayne Johnson as Hercules, Reece Ritchie as Iolaus, and Rufus Sewell as Autolycus in a scene from "Hercules."

Scarlett Johansson's "Lucy" collected $44 million to win the domestic box office race, outmuscling "Hercules" which took in $29 million.