Jon Stewart will step down as host of "The Daily Show," he announced during Tuesday night's taping.
Comedy Central confirmed the news in a tweet.
Stewart has been at the helm of the beloved satirical news program for over 15 years. He will continue
hosting the show until later this year. According to a tweet from CBS News, Stewart told fans he had felt
Stewart joined "The Daily Show" in 1999, replacing Craig Kilborn. Covering topics such as the Iraq and
Afghanistan wars, torture, CIA spying, and several presidential elections, he transformed the show into
a powerful and respected voice in American media.