Larry Wilmore To Host 67th Annual Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony

NEW YORK, NY (DECEMBER 2, 2014) – The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is pleased to announce Larry Wilmore as host of the 67th annual Writers Guild Awards New York ceremony, to be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at the Edison Ballroom in New York City.

A multifaceted talent, Wilmore will next be seen on television anchoring the highly-anticipated Comedy Central news program, THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, which will premiere on January 19, 2015. He has served as the “Senior Black Correspondent” on THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART since 2006.

Most recently, Wilmore helped launch ABC’s BLACK-ISH, serving as executive producer. He also created, wrote and executive produced THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, which earned him a 2002 Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” and a 2001 Peabody Award.

Wilmore has been nominated for four Writers Guild Awards, including three for his work on THE OFFICE.

Previous hosts for the Writers Guild Awards New York ceremony include Colin Quinn, Richard Kind, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Kristen Schaal, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, Dick Cavett, Al Franken, Mort Sahl and Bill Murray.

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotion and graphic animation categories. The awards will be presented jointly by Guilds East and West at simultaneous ceremonies on Saturday, February 14, 2015, in New York City at the Edison Ballroom and in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

For more information about the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, please visit www.wgaeast.org or www.wga.org.

For media inquiries about the 2015 Writers Guild Awards New York show, please contact Jason Gordon in the WGAE Communications Department at (212) 767-7809 or email: jgordon@wgaeast.org.

For media inquiries about the 2015 Writers Guild Awards Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4651 or email: gmitchell@wga.org.

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit www.wga.org.

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