NBC named the newly minted talk-show host to lead the broadcast Thursday, the same day Meyers was revealed to be on Time's 100 Most Influential People list.
"Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Bruce Rosenblum, head of the Television Academy, in a statement.
The Late Night with Seth Meyers star succeeds last year's host, Neil Patrick Harris, in the gig.
The Emmys will air on NBC on Monday, Aug. 25, at 8 p.m. ET.