CBS is looking to bring some morning glory to Stephen Colbert's struggling late-night show.
Christ Licht, the executive producer of “CBS This Morning,” was named Wednesday as the new show runner for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
The move is aimed at giving Colbert more time to focus on performing because he has been heavily involved in the production of the show since its launch, according to executives at the network who were not authorized to comment publicly on the matter.
CBS executives have been looking at ways to give Colbert, who succeeded “Late Show” founding host David Letterman in September 2015, more production support. At the same time, Licht wanted a...