‘The Colbert Report’ Names New Co-EP, Head Writer

Former "Colbert Report" supervising producer and head writer Barry Julien bumped up to co-executive producer, while writer Opus Moreschi assumes head writer job

"The Colbert Report" has promoted former supervising producer and head writer Barry Julien to co-executive producer, series host, writer and executive producer Stephen Colbert said Monday. In addition to Jullien's promotion, Opus Moreschi, previously a writer for the series, has been moved up to head writer on the Comedy Central news-show spoof.

Julien joined "The Colbert Report" as a writer in 2007, moving to head writer in 2009 and picking up the supervising producer title last year. Moreschi came aboard the show in 2008.

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"Barry Julien and Opus Moreschi are tireless, visionary producers and incredibly talented writers," Colbert said of the promotions. "For instance they wrote this sentence."

Both Julien and Moreschi have won Writers Guild Awards and Emmy Awards during their "Colbert Report" stints.