‘Saturday Night Live’ Announce New “Weekend Update” Anchor

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Saturday Night Live has named a new Weekend Update co-anchor. Comedian Michael Che will replace Cecily Strong, who will remain on the show as a repertory player.

Che will be joining Colin Jost on the “Weekend Update” desk.

Che, also known for his work on The Daily Show, joined SNL as a writer last year. He first appeared on The Daily Show as a corespondent in June, and made his most recent appearance last week. He also has performed stand-up on Late Night With Seth Meyers and The Late Show With David Letterman. Earlier this year, his stand-up special “The Half Hour” aired on Comedy Central.

SNL returns for a new season on Sept. 27 with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande.