SNL Gets First Black 'Weekend Update' Anchor

Michael Che joining 'Saturday Night Live'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 12, 2014 9:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – NBC says a correspondent on Jon Stewart's Daily Show is joining Saturday Night Live. Comedian Michael Che will handle "Weekend Update" duties with Colin Jost during the upcoming 40th season of SNL, premiering Sept. 27, the network says. Che, who wrote for SNL last season, had joined Stewart's Comedy Central show earlier this year. He is replacing Cecily Strong on the "Weekend Update" desk; Strong will stay with SNL as a cast member. Che will be the first black anchor of "Weekend Update," ETOnline reports. (In other TV news, Tim Tebow has an interesting new gig.)

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