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'SNL' Taps Colin Jost as New 'Weekend Update' Co-Anchor

January 24, 2014 (1:48 am) GMT
The head writer of this season's 'Saturday Night Live' will replace Seth Meyers on the 'Weekend Update' desk starting March 1.

"" has found a replacement for on the "Weekend Update" segment. Colin Jost has been chosen to succeed longtime anchor Meyers, joining behind the desk starting March 1.

Jost first joined "SNL" in 2005 at age 22 and has been a head writer on the show since 2012. As a stand up comedian, he has appeared on "" as well as on TBS and HBO. The Harvard University graduate won the Peabody Award in 2009 and three WGA awards for his work on "SNL".

Meyers, meanwhile, will leave the long-running sketch series to host the "Late Night" show beginning February 24. His last episode will be the February 1 Super Bowl edition hosted by .

"I love it so much, I really have tried to get every last bit out of it. It would have been depressing not to be here for these last three shows," he said earlier this month of why he kept his "SNL" gig so long.

"SNL" will air a new episode with "" star as the host on January 25 at 11:30 P.M./10:30c on NBC. will be the musical guest.

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