9:51am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Colin Jost Named New SNL Weekend Update Co-Anchor
NBC's Saturday Night Live has found a new co-anchor of Weekend Update.
Colin Jost will co-anchor the long-running segment and join Cecily Strong behind the desk starting March 1, filling the void created by Seth Meyers' departure to Late Night.
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Jost has been head writer at SNL since 2012, first joining the show's writing staff in 2005. He has won three WGA Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for seven Emmys for his work on the series. Jost is a 2004 graduate of Harvard University and was president of the Harvard Lampoon. He wrote and starred in the upcoming Paramount feature Staten Island Summer, based on his days as a lifeguard.
Strong was tapped as co-anchor of Weekend Update in September, working with Meyers as the latter transitioned to replace Jimmy Fallon at Late Night.
Jost joins a long roster of Weekend Update hosts at SNL including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Fallon, Colin Quinn, Horatio Sanz and more.