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Who is Colin Jost?

Scarlett Johansson's husband Colin Jost is an American comedian, actor, and writer. Jost is best known as one of the writers for late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show, Saturday night Live. He has been part of SNL since 2005. He is also the co-anchor of Weekend Update since 2014. 

Here are 8 things you need to know about Colin Jost. 

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Colin Jost's Mother Worked in NYCFD

Colin Jost was born to parents, Daniel A. Jost and Kerry J. Kelly. His mother was the chief medical officer for the New York City Fire Department and his father is a former teacher at Staten Island Technical High School. He has a younger brother named Casey. Casey is a writer and a producer for the hidden camera show, Impractical Jokers. 

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Colin Jost Attended Harvard University

SNL star Colin Jost attended Harvard University. he majored in history and literature with a focus on Russian literature and British literature. He was president of the Harvard Lampoon, a pipeline for many of the nation's future comedy writers. He graduated cum laude in 2004. Before college, he attended Regis High School. 

Colin Jost Joined SNL In 2005

Colin Jost worked as a reporter and copy editor for the Staten Island Advance after graduating from Harvard. He then worked as a writer for a short-lived Nickelodeon animated show, Kappa Mikey. He left the job and sent a writing packet to NBC's Saturday Night Live. He received a writing position for SNL in 2005 and the rest is history. 

He was SNL's writing supervisor from 2009 to 2012. He became co-head writer for SNL from 2012 to 2015. He later became the show's co-head writers in 2017. 

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Colin Jost Replaced Seth Meyers on Weekend Update

Weekend Update co-anchor Seth Meyers was to leave Weekend Update to host his own show, Late Night with Seth Meyers. It is an SNL sketch and fictional news program that comments on and parodies current events. Jost was approached by executive producer Lorne Michaels to join the show. Jost accepted and replaced Meyers in March 2014.

Colin Jost Is The New York Times Bestseller Author

SNL co-head writer Colin Jost released a memoir, A Very Punchable Face: A Memoir in 2020. The book received critical acclaims and appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List as well.

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Colin Jost Was Dorm-Mates With Pete Buttigieg

SNL star Colin Jost was dorm-mates with the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg. They lived in Leverett House at Harvard. He previously donated money to Buttigieg's mayoral reelection campaign in 2015. 

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Colin Jost Met Scarlett Johansson in 2017

Scarlett Johansson met Colin Jost for the first time when Johansson was hosting SNL for the first time in 2006. The two started dating in May 2017. After two years of relationship, the couple got engaged in May 2019. A year later, the two tied a knot to each other.

Academy Award-nominated actress and Colin Jost's wife Johansson was previously married to Ryan Reynolds (2008-2011) and Romain Dauriac (2014-2017).  

Colin Jost Net worth

Colin Jost has been one of the writers of SNL since 2005. He is one of the co-head writers of SNL since 2017. He was one of the co-head writers of SNL from 2012 to 2015. Jost reportedly makes $25k per episode of SNL and is paid $525k per season of SNL. At present, his net worth is estimated at around $6 million, whereas his wife Scarlett Johansson has a net worth of around $165 million. 

8 Things You Need To Know About Colin Jost

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