Hosts The Best Hosts on Weekend Today  

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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?

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Al Roker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
TV Meteorologist, Journalist, Television producer

Sunday weather anchor (1987–1992), Saturday weather anchor (1992–1995)

Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker, Jr. is an American television personality, weather forecaster, actor, and book author. He is best known as being the weather anchor on NBC's Today. On ...more
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Sheinelle Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Sheinelle Jones Journalist

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

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Lester Holt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist, Newsreader, Musician

Co-anchor (2003–2015)

Lester Don Holt, Jr. is an American news journalist who anchors the weekend editions of NBC's Today Show and NBC Nightly News. He is also the anchor for Dateline NBC. As of February 9, 2015, he ...more
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Maria Shriver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer

Co-anchor (1987–1990)

Maria Owings Shriver is an American journalist, activist, author of six best-selling books, and former First Lady of California as the wife of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. ...more
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Katie Couric is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer

Co-anchor (1990)

Katie Couric became a household name when she co hosted the number one morning show in the US, The Today show (NBC), from 1991 to 2006. She made a highly publicized move from from NBC to CBS on ...more
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Garrick Utley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist

News anchor (1987–1988), Co-anchor (1988–1992)

Clifton Garrick Utley was an American television journalist. He established his career reporting about the Vietnam War and has the distinction of being the first full-time television ...more
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Craig Melvin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist

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, ...more
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Soledad O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist, Television producer, Actor

Co-anchor (1999–2003)

María de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien is an American broadcast journalist, executive producer, and philanthropist. She is the chairman of Starfish Media Group, a 360-media production company ...more
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Sean McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Sean McLaughlin Journalist

Sunday weather anchor (2004–2006)

Sean McLaughlin is an anchor of the 10pm newscast and formerly the Chief Meteorologist at KPHO CBS 5 in Phoenix Arizona. Prior to this stint in Phoenix, Sean was chief meteorologist for MSNBC, ...more
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Amy Robach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist

Saturday co-anchor (2007–2012)

Amy Joanne Robach is an American television journalist working for ABC News. She is the News Anchor for Good Morning America. Previously, she was a national correspondent for NBC News, co-host ...more
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Mary Alice Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Mary Alice Williams Journalist

Co-anchor (1990–1992)

Mary Alice Williams is a former co-anchor of NBC's Weekend Today and a former anchor and news division Vice President on CNN. She is currently anchor of NJTV News on New Jersey's public ...more
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Jodi Applegate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist, Newsreader

Co-anchor (1996–1999)

Jodi Applegate is an American broadcast journalist. She served as an anchorwoman at local stations as well as nationally for MSNBC and NBC News.
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Scott Simon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Scott Simon Journalist, Author, Presenter

Co-anchor (1992-1993)

Scott Simon is an American journalist and the host of Weekend Edition Saturday on National Public Radio. He also guest-hosts Need to Know on PBS.
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Boyd Matson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Boyd Matson Journalist, Author, Actor

Co-anchor (1987–1988)

Boyd Matson is the former anchor of National Geographic Explorer and a former co-anchor of NBC's Sunday Today program. He was also an NBC News correspondent in the 1980s, working mostly on news ...more
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Bill Macatee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
American sports broadcaster

Sports anchor (1987–1992)

Bill Macatee is an American sports broadcaster for CBS Sports and the Tennis Channel.
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Jackie Nespral is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist

Co-anchor (1992-1995)

Jackie Nespral is an American television anchor for WTVJ-TV, the NBC owned and operated station in Miami.
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Jack Ford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Talk show host, Journalist, Lawyer

Co-anchor (1995–1999)

Jack Ford is an American television news personality specializing in legal commentary who has spent over two decades in front of the TV camera as host and presenter of numerous information and ...more
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Stephanie Ruhle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Stephanie Ruhle Journalist

Saturday co-anchor (2016)

Stephanie Ruhle is a managing editor and news anchor for Bloomberg Television and editor-at-large for Bloomberg News. Ruhle currently co-hosts the Bloomberg Television show Market Makers. Ruhle ...more
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Giselle Fernández is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Giselle Fernández Journalist

Co-anchor (1995–1996)

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Stephanie Abrams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

Saturday & Sunday weather anchor (2012)

Stephanie Abrams is an actor.
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Mike Schneider is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Mike Schneider Television news anchor

Co-anchor (1993-1995)

Mike Schneider is an American television news anchor. He has held leading anchor and reporting positions at CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX and Bloomberg Television, and currently can be heard narrating ...more
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Bill Karins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

Saturday weather anchor (2009–2012)

William J. "Bill" Karins is an American meteorologist, working for NBC News. He reports weekdays for NBC's Early Today, MSNBC's First Look, Way Too Early, Morning Joe, Jansing and ...more
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Jenna Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist

Sunday co-anchor (2007–2012), News anchor (2012–2014)

Jenna Wolfe is a Jamaican American journalist, fitness expert and personal trainer. From 2007–2014 she was a correspondent for NBC's Today, and Sunday co-anchor from and news anchor for Weekend ...more
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Erica Hill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist

Co-anchor (2012–2016)

Erica Hill-Yount is an American journalist working for NBC News. She is co-anchor of the weekend edition of Today, as well as a national correspondent for all platforms of NBC News, including ...more
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David Bloom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hosts on Weekend Today
Journalist

Co-anchor (1999–2003)

David Bloom was an American television journalist until his sudden death in 2003 after a deep vein thrombosis became a pulmonary embolism.