Jon Stewart to Co-Host 'SportsCenter' for Warrior Games

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FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York.

Jon Stewart is set to co-host ESPN's SportsCenter alongside anchor Hannah Storm Friday for the conclusion of the Department of Defense's Warrior Games.

A Paralympics-style event, the Warrior Games features 256 seriously injured or ill service members and veterans from all branches of the military competing in a number of sporting events including swimming, archery, cycling and sitting volleyball.

Service members and veterans from the United Kingdom and Australian militaries are also competing.

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"We ask an awful lot of the veteran community. The least we can do in return is support them when they're home," the former Daily Show host said while speaking with the Chicago Tribune."If a shot-put falls in the forest, does it make a sound? It'd be nice if it made a sound."

The Warrior Games which began June 30 and continues until Friday, is taking place at Solider Field in Chicago.

"It's a thrill for me not just to be a part of the Warrior games but also to work with someone who's one of the best-known hosts in the television industry and such a great talent," said Storm in a statement about hosting SportsCenter with Stewart during the Warrior Games. "I've always been a fan of (Stewart's) work, and he's so involved and so passionate about this cause."

After hosting SportsCenter staring at 7 p.m., Stewart will then do a live interview from the event starting at 11 p.m.

By Wade Sheridan

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.

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