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?
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 Monday, July 20, 2009, he began co-hosting his morning show, Wake Up with Al, on The Weather Channel, which airs weekdays live from 5:30 to 7:00 am ET one hour and half earlier than Today. Roker also appears occasionally on NBC Nightly News. ...more on Wikipedia
Profession: TV Meteorologist, Journalist, Television producer, Author, Actor, + more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
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 September 2006 when she took over the anchor and managing editor duties at CBS Evening News. With this move she became the first solo female anchor of weekday evening news of the three big US networks. At the time she became the highest paid news anchor earning $15 million per year. ...more on Wikipedia
Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Television producer, Film Producer, Author, + more
Birthplace: USA, Virginia
News anchor (2014–2016), Co-anchor (2016–present)
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 is the interim weeknight NBC Nightly News anchor, filling in for suspended primary anchor Brian Williams. ...more on Wikipedia
Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Musician, Actor
Birthplace: California, United States of America