"SNL" Writer Colin Jost Named to "Weekend Update"

Thursday, Jan 23, 2014  |  Updated 4:19 PM CDT
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"Saturday Night Live" says Colin Jost will be the new man at the "Weekend Update" anchor desk, NBC confirms.

Jost, the comedy show's head writer, succeeds outgoing "Update" anchor Seth Meyers, who soon takes over as host of the network's "Late Night."

Jost will join Cecily Strong as co-anchor of the "SNL" spoof newscast on March 1.

Head writer since 2012, he joined the "SNL" writing staff in 2005. He also has written and appears in "Staten Island Summer," an upcoming movie based on his days a lifeguard. A 2004 graduate of Harvard University, he was president of the Harvard Lampoon.

Meyers' farewell "SNL" appearance will be Feb. 1.

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