Jon Stewart Joining 9/11 Memorial Board

“Daily Show” host pushed for aid for first responders

Last Updated: January 27, 2011 @ 11:13 AM

Jon Stewart, who used "The Daily Show" to push for aid for Sept. 11 first responders, is joining the board of the foundation building New York's 9/11 memorial.

The comedian wil be appointed to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum board on Thursday.

The host of Comedy Central's Emmy-winning "Daily Show" recently used the show to rally support for a federal bill that provided billions to treat the first responders.

"Jon Stewart is an incredibly important figure in today's news media, but he's also a New Yorker who felt — as we all did — the world change in a matter of minutes on September 11," Memorial President Joe Daniels said. "Since then, he has taken a definitive stance on so many issues that relate directly to our organization's mission of commemoration and education. We're honored to welcome him to our Board of Directors."