Remembering ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ announcer Alan Kalter

Bob Sirott

Alan Kalter attends the Museum Of The Moving Image 28th Annual Salute Honoring Kevin Spacey on April 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Alan Kalter, the announcer on “The Late Show with David Letterman” from 1995 to 2015, died today at the age of 78. In October 2014, as Letterman was beginning his final season, Kalter joined Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano to reminisce about his 20 years behind the microphone, including why he took the job and how it evolved into an on-camera role.

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