David Letterman Officially Announces 2015 Retirement: Watch Here!

Posted Friday April 4, 2014 8:00 AM GMT

Rumors have been flying for awhile now, but on Thursday (April 3), David Letterman officially announced his retirement.

Sharing the news with his audience, Dave explained that he told the owner of CBS, "It's been great. You've been great. The network has been great, but I'm retiring."

Stepping down in 2015, there was no mention of who would actually replace the longtime-host, but speculation is abuzz.

In a statement, President Leslie Moonves explained, "When Dave decided on a one-year extension for his most recent contract, we knew this day was getting closer, but that doesn’t make the moment any less poignant for us. For 21 years, David Letterman has graced our Network’s air in late night with wit, gravitas and brilliance unique in the history of our medium."

"During that time, Dave has given television audiences thousands of hours of comedic entertainment, the sharpest interviews in late night, and brilliant moments of candor and perspective around national events. He’s also managed to keep many celebrities, politicians and executives on their toes – including me. There is only one David Letterman. His greatness will always be remembered here, and he will certainly sit among the pantheon of this business.”