Despite some recent shakeups in the morning news world, including Ann Curry’s departure on Today and Robin Roberts’ leave of absence on Good Morning America, anchor positions on popular morning news shows don’t really pop up all that often. The morning news world really seems excited about throwing curveballs at viewers right now, and now, Weekend Today has added a new co-anchor to its weekend crew.
Erica Hill is joining Weekend Today to anchor opposite Lester Holt beginning this weekend, and she will be joining the show alongside Dylan Dreyer and Jenna Wolfe on November 3. The former Anderson Cooper 360 and CBS Morning Show employee was rumored for the position several weeks ago, according to Deadline. It took a few weeks to get the wrinkles ironed out, but NBC seems to want her to jump in right away with this weekend’s newscast.
NBC President Steve Capus first broke the news on Thursday, also noting Hill will have additional responsibilities at the peacock network. She’s been named as an NBC News national correspondent, which means she will also report on Today, NBC Nightly News and in various segments at NBC’s sister network, MSNBC. Since I’ve never been much of a watcher of the CBS Morning Show, I can’t tell you whether Hill is better with the soft news or the serious stuff, but luckily, we should get the chance to see the news anchorwoman take a shot on both fronts.
Check your local listings to tune in to Weekend Today on your local NBC station on Saturdays and Sundays.
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