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Seth Meyers to host 66th annual Emmy Awards

April 25, 2014 9:49:44 AM PDT
Seth Meyers has been tapped to host the 66th annual Emmy Awards this summer.

Meyers, who began hosting "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in February, announced Thursday that he'll host the television awards show, which is set to air on Aug. 25 on NBC.

"Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Bruce Rosenblum, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, in a statement.

Last year's show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

Meyers has been on "Saturday Night Live" since 2001 and is the show's head writer.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.