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"SNL" Announces Seth Meyers' Weekend Update Replacement

Head writer Colin Jost will take over Seth Meyers' "Weekend Update" seat on March 1, joining Cecily Strong.

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With Seth Meyers leaving Saturday Night Live to host Late Night, Lorne Michaels has announced his "Weekend Update" successor: head writer Colin Jost.

Jost, who has been with SNL since 2005, became head writer in 2012 and won a Peabody Award for his work on the iconic series.

He'll join Cecily Strong — who's been co-anchoring "Weekend Update" with Meyers since September — at the desk beginning March 1.

Here's Jost on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:

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