Colin Jost performs at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on July 19, 2012 in Coconut Creek, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/WireImage)
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By Eliana Dockterman
January 23, 2014

Saturday Night Live has tapped the show’s head writer to replace Seth Meyers on Weekend Update, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Colin Jost will join Cecily Strong as co-anchor of the famed segment starting March 1, filling the void left by Meyers’ departure to Late Night.

Jost has been head writer at SNL since 2012 and a staff writer since 2005. (Meyers had the gig before him.) He has won three WGA awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for eight Emmys while working on the show. Jost came to SNL from the Harvard Lampoon.

See some of his standup here:

[THR]

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