Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner will produce the Emmys broadcast for the first time this year, CBS announced on Thursday.
The White Cherry Entertainment duo will serve as executive producers, with Weiss pulling double duty as director. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 17 on CBS.
Weiss and Kirshner have won multiple Emmys each for their experience producing live television events, including the Tony Awards for the last 13 years, the “Kennedy Center Honors,” “NFL Opening Kickoff” specials and “Super Bowl Halftime Shows,” the “Democratic National Convention,” “The Daytime Emmy Awards,” Presidential Inaugural Galas, the “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular,” and others.
As previously announced, “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert will host the ceremony 69th annual ceremony. Chris Licht, executive producer of “The Late Show” is a producer.
“Glenn and Ricky have done outstanding work with CBS on ‘The Tony Awards’ and ‘The Kennedy Center Honors,'” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS Entertainment. “This multiple Emmy Award-winning team has produced some of the most unforgettable TV moments, and we can’t wait to work with them on the biggest night celebrating television.”
“We are thrilled to be working with the accomplished team at White Cherry Entertainment, and we’re looking forward to seeing their unique and innovative approach to the telecast,” said Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington. “Glenn’s exceptional direction of past Emmy Awards, along with his and Ricky’s collective experience producing some of the most widely acclaimed television specials, ensures that the 69th Emmys will be as dynamic and entertaining as the vibrant television landscape.”