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JAN
23
3 MOS

Colin Jost Named New SNL Weekend Update Co-Anchor

The head writer will join Cecily Strong and replace Seth Meyers at the desk starting March 1.

Colin Jost Jimmy Fallon Screengrab - H 2014
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Colin Jost

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.