Chris Licht '93 discusses the challenges and unexpected rewards of producing the Colbert show from home (VIDEO)

May 27, 2020

Chris Licht ’93 says it all depends on having a strong team.

Licht is executive producer and showrunner for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and executive vice president of special programming at CBS. He joined the Newhouse School May 14 for a virtual discussion about the challenges and unexpected rewards of producing the show from home.

“My team put together the plans that got us on the air without my asking them to do it,” Licht said. “That takes a special kind of team. Where they know what’s best, and they are self-starters, and it just underscores how important it is to have those kind of people on your team.”

Associate Dean Hub Brown moderated the event, which included a brief appearance by Stephen Colbert.