The ceremony honoring the year's best in television will take place Sept. 23 at the NOKIA Theatre LA LIVE. It is to air live on ABC.
This will be Kimmel's first time as host of the Primetime Emmy telecast.
Kimmel is the star and executive producer of the late-night ABC talk show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
"We are thrilled to have been asked to produce the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards," Don Mischer, whose company is producing the show, said in a statement. "We love television and look forward to working with the Television Academy and ABC in creating a show that is fast-paced, humorous, unpredictable, and at times irreverent, but clearly celebratory of our incredible industry."