Grammy- and Emmy-winning comedienne and television star Kathy Griffin has been named host of the 41st Daytime Emmys telecast.
"I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I'm told is the most important television event of the year. Knowing that over 100 million people from every corner of the planet will be watching, I will try to keep my nerves at bay and deliver a great show," Griffin said. "I can only hope that at the end of the evening, critics and fans alike will compare it to the experience they once had watching Neil Armstrong take man’s first step on the moon. My only regret is knowing that this epic evening will distract millions of viewers from enjoying this year’s World Cup. I apologize to FIFA."
"We are very excited to have Kathy leading our ceremony this year,” said Malachy G. Wienges, Chairman of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. "She is a beloved figure in the community and we know that she will have audiences laughing the night away as we honor the brightest stars in our industry on a global stage."
Wienges had previously gone on record as saying Griffin was his dream host for the event.
Griffin won two Primetime Emmy Awards for his reality series, My Life on the D-List, which aired from 2005 to 2010. She's also been a fixture on CNN's New Year's Eve programming.
Griffin appeared at last year's Daytime Emmys as a presenter.
This year's Daytime Emmy ceremony will be streamed exclusively online on Sunday, June 22. The live stream will be broadcast at daytimeemmys.net
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