Jost, who began co-hosting the “Weekend Update” segment in 2014, was previously a writer on “SNL.” He also wrote the New York Times bestseller A Very Punchable Face.
“His sharp insights are a perfect fit for this remarkable era of divisive politics and a presidential campaign heading into a rematch,” said WHCA President Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News’ senior White House correspondent. “His brand of smart comedy and keen observation will turn up the heat on the national news media and across the political spectrum.”
Jost was also a journalist as a reporter and editor for the Staten Island Advance in New York, and he was a writer for The Harvard Crimson, president of the Harvard Lampoon, and editor-in-chief of the high school newspaper.
The annual press dinner on April 27 is usually attended by the president, first lady and senior government officials. The comedian often headlines the event and makes jokes at the expense of both the media and the administration.
The ChomEdian last year Roy Wood Jr. was a reporter for The Daily Show. Last year, for the first time after Barack Obama in 2016, the president attended the dinner. Donald Trump has skipped all WHCA dinners during his term.
The president also makes frequent statements. Last year, President Joe Biden highlighted the detention of Americans abroad, including Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich. kept In Russia from March 2023.