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After Trevor Noah announced he was stepping down as Daily Show host, Wood Jr.—a beloved correspondent whose impeccable timing and cutting insights have long made him a fan favorite—emerged as a frontrunner for his spot behind the podium. For months, however, the show has failed to name a host; Hasan Minhaj was reportedly a favorite for the job until a New Yorker exposé killed his chances.
Even after that, however, Wood Jr. did not get the job. He announces his departure from the show last October, more than a year after Noah confirmed he was leaving. Comedy Central has yet to name a successor.