“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.

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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