Saturday Night Live Names Seth Meyers' 'Weekend Update' Replacement

colin-jost-weekend-update-snlSaturday Night Live has found Jost the man to replace Seth Meyers as “Weekend Update” co-anchor.

Head writer Colin Jost will occupy the seat next to Cecily Strong starting in March, after Meyers bids the sketch-comedy show farewell on Feb. 1 and becomes host of the network’s Late Night talker. The news was first reported by our sister site Deadline.

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Jost is the third consecutive head writer to serve as SNL‘s news reader, following in the wake of Meyers and Tina Fey.

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Jost, who has performed standup on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, wrote such recent SNL bits as the Miley Cyrus “We Did Stop” government shutdown parody, a Kerry Washington sketch poking fun at the show’s long-standing dearth of black female cast members, as well as “Weekend Update” regulars Drunk Uncle and The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party, Deadline notes.