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Dylan Dreyer Joins ‘Today’ as Weekend Weather Anchor

As TVSpy reported last month, there is a new face joining the weekend edition of “Today.” Dylan Dreyer begins Saturday as the program’s weather anchor.

Dreyer comes from WHDH, the NBC affiliate in Boston, where she has been the morning meteorologist since 2007. Her new role will also include providing weekend weather reports on MSNBC.

“Today” has been without a weekend weather anchor since Janice Huff signed off in April.

More information in NBC’s official announcement after the jump. Read more

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Amy Robach Leaving ‘Today’ Show and NBC News

Amy Robach gave a tearful goodbye to the weekend “Today” show this morning. Robach, who has been co-anchor of the Saturday edition since 2007, will also be leaving NBC News at the expiration of her contract, TVNewser has learned.

“I want to thank everybody,” said Robach. “I could not name everyone in the studio right now who has made every Saturday morning, when that alarm clock goes off, worth getting up for.”

“Of course, Lester, you have been an amazing partner,” said Robach to her co-anchor Lester Holt.

Robach, who is married actor Andrew Shue, said through tears, “This has been a family and I’ve been through a lot over the past nine years,” as her daughters and step-son joined her on the couch.

Robach joined “Today” from MSNBC where she had been an anchor for four years. Before that Robach was an anchor at WTTG in Washington, DC.

TVNewser has learned this could be the beginning of more shifts for the weekend edition of “Today” which is overseen by weekday “Today” EP Jim Bell. “Amy is a talented journalist and consummate reporter, and we wish her all the best,” said Bell in a statement to TVNewser.

The show also recently bid farewell to weather anchor Janice Huff on the Sunday edition. Huff continues her duties as chief meteorologist at WNBC. Also, the show’s senior producer Andrea D’Ambrosio is leaving to take a job at “Dr. Oz,” where former “Today” senior producer Amy Chiaro is the co-executive producer.

The changes come as the Saturday edition of “Good Morning America” is making gains on the venerable weekend “Today” show, the Saturday edition of which first went on the air nearly 20 years ago, on August 1, 1992.

As for Robach’s next stop, Holt teased, “We’ll hear about your future in short order.”

> Update: Looks like that next stop is ABC News.

Brian Williams anchoring on WNBC

Brian Williams is anchoring the 1pm hour on WNBC in New York giving a break to the local anchors who’ve been on the air for more than 24 hours.

“Brian we want to thank you for joining us in our News 4 newsroom,” said meteorologist Janice Huff. “Well it was a journey of four entire floors on the elevator, happy to be here Janice.”

Williams traces his local news roots to WCBS in New York where he was an anchor/reporter from 1987-1993.

Williams also went on WNBC’s 11pm newscast last night too with Chuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons . “You came down here with what in mind?” asked Simmons. “Spend time with colleagues. Commiserate about the sorry state of our weather,” said Williams. Video after the jump.

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