'SNL' names head writer Colin Jost as new 'Weekend Update' cohost

Here's your Weekday Update: "Saturday Night Live' has named head writer Colin Jost as its new "Weekend Update" cohost.

Jost will join Cecily Strong as co-anchor of the coveted "SNL" post, replacing soon-to-be-departing Seth Meyers, who will take on hosting duties of "Late Night."

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Jost, a Harvard University alum, joined the "SNL" writing staff in 2005 and has been head writer at the late-night sketch show since 2012. His transition to the "Weekend Update" desk is reminiscent of Tina Fey and Meyers.

Jost will make his "Weekend Update" debut on March 1, allowing viewers a month to mourn the loss of Meyer's droll presentation of the news. Meyers, who joined the desk in 2006, recently announced he will do his last "Weekend Update" on Feb. 1.


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