NEW YORK – "Saturday Night Live" unveiled the newest face on "Weekend Update" on its season premiere Saturday.
Poehler replaces Jimmy Fallon on the segment. Fallon left in May after six years on the NBC live sketch-comedy show. Fallon and Fey had read the fake news together since 2000.
Poehler became a regular cast member in January 2001. Fey has been head writer for five years, and also starred with Poehler in the Lindsay Lohan comedy "Mean Girls."
"Weekend Update," long a trademark segment of "Saturday Night Live," has a storied history of hosts including Chevy Chase (search), Dennis Miller and Kevin Nealon.
"Saturday Night Live," now in its 30th season, airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC. This week's show will be hosted by Queen Latifah, who will also be the musical guest.