In an announcement that quickly echoed through the media on Tuesday, long-time talk show host Larry King said he will be stepping down from his hosting duties on the 25-year-old “Larry King Live.”
King took to Twitter to announce the news as he tweeted, “It’s time to hang up my nightly suspenders.”
After the tweet, he would later read a statement before his nightly show as he said, “Before I start the show tonight, I want to share some personal news with you,” he said. “Twenty-five years ago, I sat across this table from New York Governor Mario Cuomo for the first broadcast of ‘Larry King Live.’
“Now, decades later, I talked to the guys here at CNN and I told them I would like to end ‘Larry King Live,’ the nightly show, this fall and CNN has graciously accepted, to agree to giving me more time for my wife and I to get to the kids’ little league games.”
As for a potential replacement for the hosting legend, King himself would vote American Idol emcee Ryan Seacrest to fill his proverbial shoes, that according to The Associated Press.