National September 11 Memorial & Museum Appoints John Stewart to Board of Directors

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has appointed “The Daily Show” host John Stewart to it’s board of directors.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who’s chairman of the board, introduced Stewart to the now 48-member board during its quarterly meeting. Stewart thank the mayor, the board and said he would do whatever he could do to help.

As host of the Emmy-award winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, Stewart, a lower Manhattan resident, has long been a voice on 9/11-related matters.

Stewart began hosting “The Daily Show” in 1999. Since his arrival, the satire news show has received 36 Emmy Award nominations and won 14 times. Stewart, who is executive producer and writer as well as host, received five Emmy nominations from 2002 to 2008. The show was honored in 2004 by the Television Critics Association by winning Outstanding Achievement in News and Information, edging out traditional news shows in the category.

Stewart joins a board with members who have a life in media and entertainment, including Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal and Jane Rosenthal. The board of directors include victims’ family members, 9/11 survivors, business pioneers and leading philanthropists.

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