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Stephen Colbert backstage the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

UPDATE: Colbert will replace Letterman as 'Late Show' host on CBS

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LOS ANGELES - Comedian Stephen Colbert, who made his mark satirizing political conservatives on cable television's Comedy Central channel, was named on Thursday to succeed veteran late-night star David Letterman as the host of the CBS "Late Show" next year.

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