Colin Jost returns for his fifth season of “SNL” as co-anchor of “Weekend Update,” alongside fellow cast member Michael Che. In December Jost was re-named one of four co-head writers.
Jost joined the cast as “Weekend Update” co-anchor in 2014. Jost has been a writer at “SNL” since 2005 and served as co-head writer from 2012-2015.
Jost has won four Writers Guild Awards, 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.