Colin Jost, Head Writer At 'Saturday Night Live', Will Take Over For Seth Meyers As "Weekend Update" Co-Anchor
Colin Jost, head writer at Saturday Night Live, will be taking Seth Meyers’ seat at the “Weekend Update” desk on Saturday nights starting March 1.
Big congrats to our head writer, @TheColinJost, who will join @cecilybecily at the @SNLUpdate desk as @sethmeyers' successor!! #SNL
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) January 23, 2014
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Who Is Colin Jost?
Jost has been working as a writer for Saturday Night Live since 2005 and took over as head writer in 2012. This will be his first time putting himself in front of the camera. Meyers, of course, will be saying goodbye to SNL on Saturday, Feb. 1, when he will appear as “Weekend Update” co-anchor for the last time. Meyers is leaving to become the new host of Late Night, currently hosted by fellow SNL and “Weekend Update” alum Jimmy Fallon. Fallon will be taking over the Tonight Show from Jay Leno.
Jost will join anchor and SNL cast member, Cecily Strong, who joined the “Update” desk in the fall of 2013. Meyers and Strong both tweeted their excitement and approval after Jost's new role was announced.
Excited to share the Update desk with my pal @TheColinJost ! I just hope his hair doesn't steal my hair's thunder.
— Cecily Strong (@cecilybecily) January 24, 2014
.@TheColinJost is one of my favorite people. So happy he's moving to the Weekend Update desk.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) January 23, 2014
Jost, a Harvard graduate, may not have appeared in many SNL sketches, but curious audiences can look to his official Twitter and stand-up to get to know the comedian
Is Colin Jost Dating Rashida Jones?
Another fun fact about Jost: he’s rumored to be dating Rashida Jones (Parks & Recreation), and People reports that the duo met at Meyers’ summer wedding.
Meyers’ last night as “Weekend Update” co-anchor will be Saturday, Feb. 1, and Late Night with Seth Meyers will premiere Monday, Feb. 24 with first guest Amy Poehler.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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