COLIN JOST, MICHAEL CHE NAMED CO-HEAD WRITERS ON "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE"
"Weekend Update" Anchors Join Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker While Sudi Green and Fran Gillespie Are Promoted to Writing Supervisors
NEW YORK - Dec. 12, 2017 - "Weekend Update" anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che have been named co-head writers of NBC's iconic and Emmy Award-winning late night franchise "Saturday Night Live." They will join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker. "SNL" has also announced that Sudi Green and Fran Gillespie have been named writing supervisors.
Jost and Che began their tenure on "Weekend Update" in 2014. A four-time WGA Award winner and recipient of a Peabody Award, Jost started at "SNL" as a writer in 2005. Che, who was previously named on Variety's 10 Comics to Watch list and Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People, appeared on "The Daily Show" before joining "SNL" in 2013. Green and Gillespie together wrote "Cartier Fidget Spinner Ad," "E! New Line-Up Promo" with Gal Gadot and more, as well as having spearheaded several other popular sketches.
So far this season, "Saturday Night Live" is averaging a 2.89 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.577 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" figures from Nielsen Media Research. This is the show's #2 most-watched season in nine years. With the inclusion of projected 35-day non-linear ratings, "SNL" this season is averaging a 4.00 rating in 18-49.
"Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.