Seth Meyers officially announced as host of 2014 Emmy Awards

Los Angeles: TV anchor Seth Meyers is billed as the host for the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards. The Television Academy made the official announcement on Thursday, April 24, reportedly.

"Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Bruce Rosenblum, head of the Television Academy, in a statement.

NBC`s president of late-night and alternative programming Paul Telgedy added, "Seth`s expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at `SNL`, as well as his comedic brilliance both as a writer and in front of the camera on `SNL` and `Late Night`, makes him the perfect choice to host the Emmys. Plus, with Don`s vast experience at putting these type of big productions together, we`ll be in great hands."

With him being named the host for the 66th Emmy Awards, 2014 surely becomes a big year for Meyers. The 40-year-old former `Saturday Night Live` head writer debuted as the host of ABC`s `Late Night with Seth Meyers` on February 24 and was recently named among Time`s `100 Most Influential People` list.

The 2014 Primetime Emmys is set to take place on August 25.