Colin Kelly Jost is an American comedian, actor, and writer. He has been a writer for Saturday Night Live since 2005 and Weekend Update co-anchor since 2014. He also served as one of the show's co-head writers from 2012 to 2015, and came back as one of the show's head writers in December 2017.Early lifeColin Jost was born and raised on Staten Island, New York. He has one brother, Casey Jost, who had a role in Staten Island Summer and is a writer for Impractical Jokers. His mother, Kerry J. Kelly, was the chief medical officer for the New York City Fire Department, and his father, Daniel A. Jost, is a former teacher at Staten Island Technical High School. Jost was raised Roman Catholic. He attended Regis High School in Manhattan, where he was the editor of the school newspaper The Owl, and Harvard University, where he was president of the Harvard Lampoon.CareerWhile at Harvard, Jost won $5,250 on a college edition of Weakest Link.