NBC News is revolutionizing its Saturday edition of Today show.
The network says Laura Jarrett will join the show as a co-host starting September 9. Additionally, the show will relocate from Washington DC (where it originated from 2020) and return to the Today studio at Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
Jarrett’s elevation comes as saturday today co-host Kristen Welker prepares to take over Meet the press in September. Jarrett will join the show’s other current co-host, Peter Alexander, behind the desk.
Jarrett, who joined the network earlier this year, will also continue to serve as NBC’s Senior Legal Correspondent, and Alexander will continue as Senior White House Correspondent. Jarrett previously worked at CNN, where he covered legal stories and the Justice Department, and hosted early start.
“In her first few months at NBC News, Laura quickly made her mark with tireless reporting, keen legal acumen and powerful storytelling,” said Libby Leist, executive vice president of NBC News. TODAY and lifestyle. “Not only is she an excellent journalist, she is also a wonderful colleague. We can’t wait to officially welcome you to Saturday today.”
NBC also named Joe Fryer as the show’s host and Angie Lassman as meteorologist. The addition of the other anchors suggests that saturday today it will return to a format closer to its weekday counterpart, with the ability to bring the show to Rockefeller Plaza.