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The Best Hosts on Weekend Today 

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Updated July 31, 2019 356 votes 70 voters 1.6k views 29 items

List Rules Vote up the anchors and hosts who have done the best job on Weekend Today.

Both the Saturday and Sunday editions of Today are referred to as Weekend Today. The show first aired in 1987, and it has aired episodes continuously up to today, making it one of the best morning shows. The broadcasting out of Studio 1A in NBC Studios in New York. Over such a long show run, plenty of hosts have come and gone. Some stayed on the show for decades while others came and went very quickly. On this list, you will see all of the Weekend Today anchors and have the chance to vote for the ones you looked forward to seeing in the morning. 

When the show first aired on September 20th, 1987, Boyd Matson and Maria Shriver were the hosts. Garrick Utley took the reigns as the news anchor. Today, the show is led by Sheinelle Jones, Peter Alexander, and Dylan Dreyer on Saturday while Willie Geist and Dylan Dreyer take over on Sunday. Plenty of other anchors have hosted in between with many going on to have incredibly successful careers in journalism. 

The anchors on Weekend Today have the important duty of keeping viewers informed about current events on their days off. It's many people's favorite way to stay informed. Which of these anchors did you enjoy watching the most?

Sheinelle Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
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Sheinelle Jones

News anchor (2014–2016), Co-anchor (2016–present)

Profession: Journalist

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Lester Holt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
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Co-anchor (2003–2015)

Lester Don Holt Jr. (born March 8, 1959) is an American journalist and news anchor for the weekday edition of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. On June 18, 2015, Holt was made the permanent anchor of NBC Nightly News following the demotion of Brian Williams, making him the first African-American to solo anchor a weekday network nightly newscast.Holt is also known for his moderation of the first Presidential debate of 2016, and was praised for his role in fact-checking false statements made by both candidates. President Donald Trump later expressed his approval of Holt's moderation during the debate, noting that he "thought it was very fair". ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Musician, Actor

Age: 59

Birthplace: USA, California

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Craig Melvin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
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Co-anchor (2015—2018)

Craig Delano Melvin is an American journalist and news anchor, working for NBC News and MSNBC as an anchor and NBC News correspondent. He currently anchors MSNBC Live on Saturdays and Sundays, and is a fill-in host for Lester Holt on Weekend Today. He currently is the interim co-anchor on Weekend Today while Lester Holt is the interim anchor of NBC Nightly News. ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Journalist

Age: 39

Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina

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Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
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Co-anchor (1990)

Katherine Anne Couric ( KURR-ik; born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She recently served as Yahoo's Global News Anchor. Couric has been a television host on all Big Three television networks in the United States, and in her early career was an Assignment Editor for CNN. She worked for NBC News from 1989 to 2006, CBS News from 2006 to 2011, and ABC News from 2011 to 2014. In addition to her television news roles, she hosted Katie, a syndicated daytime talk show produced by Disney–ABC Domestic Television from September 10, 2012, to June 9, 2014. Some of her most important notable roles include co-host of Today, anchor of the CBS Evening News, and correspondent for 60 ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer, Film Producer, Author, + more

Age: 58

Birthplace: Virginia, USA

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