22 September 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Through the years, Emmy hosts have come from typical showbiz day jobs: singers (Frank Sinatra), actors (Neil Patrick Harris) and all kinds of funny ladies (Jane Lynch, Ellen DeGeneres). But in Jimmy Kimmel, tomorrow's Primetime Emmy Awards will have its first host since at least Johnny Carson who has so completely dedicated himself to being just that: a host. Conan worked for years as a writer. Letterman is a stand-up at heart. But Kimmel's rise through showbiz has been as a radio host (where he hired a 16 year old intern named Carson Daly), a game show host (Win Ben Stein's Money), host of The Man Show and, last April, even the host for President Obama as emcee at the White House Correspondent dinner. (Kimmel »

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