David Letterman Announces His Retirement (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama is pictured with host David Letterman during a break at a taping of CBS The Late Show with David Letterman, Monday, Sept. 21, 2009, at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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David Letterman, the longtime late night host whose career has spanned two major broadcasting networks, is reportedly retiring.

The news comes via CNN’s Brian Stelter:

Letterman began his career at NBC, but had an ignominious breakup with the network after hosting duties of the “Tonight Show” were awarded to his rival Jay Leno.

His current program, the “Late Show with David Letterman,” has aired on CBS since 1993.

Watch Letterman announce the retirement below:

This post has been updated.

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