Stewart studied psychology at William & Mary, and he was a member of the Tribe's soccer team. He began his show-business career as a stand-up comedian, and he hosted several television show before landing his current position, including "The Jon Stewart Show" on MTV. Along with hosting "The Daily Show," Stewart also serves as a writer and co-producer on the show. Along with his Emmy wins, Stewart and "The Daily Show" have also won two Peabody Awards.
Another famous William & Mary alumna also received an Emmy at this year's awards show. Glenn Close '74 was presented with the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role on FX's "Damages." An Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actress, Close also received a star on the Holloywood Walk of Fame this year.
While at William and Mary, Close - who majored in drama and anthropology- appeared in several university productions including "The Common Glory," "The Seagull" and "Anything Goes." Since her graduation she has supported the College through service as the honorary co-chair of the Alumni Association's New York Auction. Both she and Stewart held that post in 2004.