“Saturday Night Live” has named a new co-anchor for its “Weekend Update” segment. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that the job is going to the show’s head writer, Colin Jost.
Jost will join Cecily Strong in the coveted role of co-anchor for the segment. He replaces Seth Meyers, who is leaving the NBC sketch comedy show to host NBC’s “Late Night.”
Jost joined “SNL” in 2005 and has served as the head writer since 2012. “His transition to the ‘Weekend Update’ desk is reminiscent of Tina Fey and Meyers,” the piece notes.
Jost’s background includes work as a stand-up comedian and as a screenwriter.
Meyers’ last “Weekend Update” will be on Feb. 1, with Jost’s debut in the spot set for March 1.