Sep 13, 2014 9:40 AM

Why Michael Che's New Role Could Change More Than 'SNL'

It seems some TV networks have gotten the message on late night diversity and others have not.

Friday's news — that Saturday Night Live hired comic Michael Che to join Colin Jost behind the anchor desk on its popular "Weekend Update" segment — shows NBC's venerated late night comedy franchise may, finally, stand among those in the first group.

Che, who is black, was a writer at SNL when he was hired in April by Comedy Central's The Daily Show to fill out the program's increasingly diverse collection of correspondents.


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