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Colin Jost of “SNL” to deliver Deerfield Commencement Keynote

Jennifer Hammond – May 6, 2016

Deerfield looks forward to welcoming Colin Jost of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” as he delivers our Commencement keynote address on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Jost, a Staten Island native and Harvard graduate, joined the cast as “Weekend Update” co-anchor on March 1, 2014. He has served as co-head SNL writer since 2012 and as a staff writer since 2005. He returns for his third season as co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” alongside fellow cast member Michael Che.

Jost has won three Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his writing on SNL. He also wrote and starred in the Paramount/Netflix film, “Staten Island Summer,” based on his days as a lifeguard growing up in New York.