Jimmy Fallon To Host Emmy Awards
Posted on Tue May 4, 2010 11:05 AM PDT

jfallon200.jpgMANHATTAN, New York (X17online) - Jimmy Fallon has been named host of the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

With NBC airing the awards, reports claim that the network had been eyeing Jay Leno as a possible host. However, with the recent Tonight Show drama, sources say they opted for a safer choice.

Paul Telegdy, executive VP of NBC's alternative programming, released this statement:

    "Jimmy was the natural choice as one of the most promising and likable young entertainers who will now have the chance to display his many talents on television's biggest night. His proven skills as a comedian and host -- as well as his openness to new ideas -- will fully engage audiences and ultimately deliver a lively Emmy telecast."

The Emmy Awards will air August 29 on NBC.