Andrew Cuomo Releases ‘Top Ten’ List for David Letterman

David Letterman. (Photo: Getty)

David Letterman. (Photo: Getty)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will really miss David Letterman.

After the Late Show host suddenly announced he would retire next year, Mr. Cuomo blasted out his own “Top Ten” list honoring the host.

Mr. Cuomo’s list, titled “Top Ten Reasons Why David Letterman is a New York Legend,” also strongly hinted that the governor would make sure New York City doesn’t lose the Late Show to Los Angeles, where mayor Eric Garcetti is lobbying heavily for its relocation.

No. 1 on Mr. Cuomo’s list: “He inspired the first top ten list by a New York State Governor.”

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito also penned a letter today urging CBS to keep the Late Show in the city.

View Mr. Cuomo’s list below:

GOVERNOR CUOMO’S TOP TEN LIST OF REASONS WHY DAVID LETTERMAN IS A NEW YORK LEGEND

1. He inspired the first top ten list by a New York State Governor.
2. He never left the Empire State for that other coast.
3. He has made us laugh at the Late Show on weeknights for the past 21 years.
4. He boosted the local economy by turning the Hello Deli into one of the most famous in the world.
5. His shows have been nominated for more than 100 Emmy Awards.
6. He contributed to keeping New Yorkers working by giving Paul Shaffer a steady job.
7. He helped New York heal by being the first late night talk show host to come back on the air after September 11, 2001.
8. He continued the Ed Sullivan Theatre’s legacy as a true New York icon by taping more than 4,000 shows at this world-renowned landmark.
9. He has made more than 4,500 top ten lists.
10. He has spent more time in the Ed Sullivan Theatre than Ed Sullivan and the Beatles combined.