NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” has named a new co-anchor for its Weekend Update segment, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
Comedian Michael Che has been tapped for the role, replacing Cecily Strong, who will stay on the show as a repertory player. Che will co-host the segment with Colin Jost, the story adds.
Che joined “SNL” last year as a writer, and has also performed as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” His last report on “The Daily Show” was seen Sept. 4.
The change comes as “SNL” undergoes some shakeups ahead of its 40th season debut. The program didn’t renew contracts for players Noel Wells and John Milhiser, and cut Brooks Wheelan. Nasim Pedrad also recently left “SNL” for a role on the Fox comedy “Mulaney.”