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Chris Licht

Credits: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

CHRIS LICHT joined The Late Show with Stephen Colbert as executive producer and showrunner after five years at CBS News, most recently as vice president of programming for CBS News and the executive producer of CBS’s critically praised morning news program, CBS This Morning.

In addition to being executive producer and showrunner for The Late Show, Licht serves as Executive Vice President of Special Programming, CBS Corporation, consulting on various forms of content for divisions across the company.

For the second year in a row, The Late Show was nominated for three Emmys: for Outstanding Variety Series, Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series.

In addition to last year’s Emmy nominations for The Late Show, the staff received three nominations for the November 2016 live election night special hosted by Colbert on Showtime.

Licht served as a producer on the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert in September 2017, on the Network.

Under Licht’s guidance, CBS This Morning became the Network’s most successful morning newscast in more than two decades, generating CBS’s largest audience in the time period in 23 years during the fourth quarter of 2015.

During Licht’s tenure as executive producer, CBS This Morning earned a prestigious Peabody Award, two News and Documentary Emmys and one Daytime Emmy.

Licht joined CBS News from MSNBC with a wealth of experience in television news. He was the co-creator and original executive producer of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, and was at the helm as the show garnered critical acclaim for its interviews with newsmakers and perspective on the top news stories.

Before Morning Joe, Licht was a senior producer and then executive producer of Joe Scarborough’s Scarborough Country on MSNBC.

Licht began his career at KNBC in Los Angeles, where he spent seven years before moving to the San Francisco Bay area where he played an integral role on the transition team during the network’s purchase of KNTV. Following the transition, he remained with the station as executive producer.

Licht’s first book, What I Learned When I Almost Died, was published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS, in May 2011.

In June 2018, he was elected to serve on the Board of Representatives for the Producers Guild of America East.

Licht graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and political science. He lives in New York with his wife and their two sons.

All Sessions By Chris Licht

Late-Night Laughs
November 10, 2018 1:45 - 2:45 PM
Columbus Room

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