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Jessica Williams leaving 'The Daily Show' for new Comedy Central series

Jessica Williams leaving 'The Daily Show' for new Comedy Central series

Fans of “The Daily Show” lost another connection to the Jon Stewart era with news that correspondent Jessica Williams will be departing the show to work on a new scripted series for the same network, Comedy Central.

The network confirmed her departure on Twitter on Wednesday morning:

Williams, who joined “The Daily Show” in 2012 at just 22 years old and was the first black woman to serve as one of the show’s fake-news correspondents, quickly became a fan favorite, to the point that her name was bandied about online as a potential replacement for Stewart when he retired from the show...

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