The event is to take place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jane Lynch as host of the DGA Awards for the very first time," said DGA President Paris Barclay in a statement Wednesday.
"I have known Jane for years, and have envied her quick wit -- and her extraordinary height. She always makes the job of directing her a joy, and I look forward to her helping us honor the year's best in film and television."
Lynch is a stand-up comedian and cast member of TV's "Glee." Her film credits include "Three Stooges," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Julie & Julia," "Shrek Forever After," "The 40-Year Old Virgin," "For Your Consideration," "A Mighty Wind," "Best in Show" and "Role Models."