Repertory Player/Weekend Update Co-Anchor Bio
Colin Jost returns for his sixth season of “Saturday Night Live” as co-anchor of “Weekend Update,” alongside fellow cast member Michael Che. Additionally, Jost serves as one of the show’s head writers.
Jost and Che served as hosts of NBC’s live three-hour Emmy Awards telecast from Los Angeles on September 17, 2018.
Jost joined the cast as “Weekend Update” co-anchor in 2014. Jost has been a writer at “SNL” since 2005.
Jost has won four Writers Guild Awards and a Peabody Award, and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his writing on “SNL.” He also wrote and starred in the Paramount/Netflix film “Staten Island Summer,” based on his days as a lifeguard growing up in New York. Jost and Che also hosted special editions of “Weekend Update” on MSNBC during the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions as well as the primetime “Weekend Update Summer Edition” in 2017.
Jost is a Staten Island native and Harvard graduate. His birthday is June 29.