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It’s Official: Erica Hill Named ‘Weekend Today’ Co-Anchor

NBC News has made it official: former “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Erica Hill will be joining Lester Holt as the co-anchor of “Weekend Today.” Hill will also serve as a national correspondent for NBC News, reporting for all of its platforms.

In addition, NBC has named Jenna Wolfe newsreader for “Weekend Today,” and she will continue to contribute as a correspondent to the weekday edition of the morning program. Wolfe had been co-anchor of the Sunday edition of the program. Dylan Dreyer will remain in her role as weather anchor for the program.

“I couldn’t be happier to have such a strong team in place with Lester, Erica, Jenna and Dylan,” said Dee Dee Thomas, executive producer of ‘Weekend Today’ in a statement. “We just celebrated 25 years of weekends here at TODAY, and this is the perfect ensemble to lead us towards our next milestone.”

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Dee Dee Thomas Named EP of Weekend ‘Today’

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NBC News has named Dee Dee Thomas executive producer of the weekend edition of “Today.” Thomas had been a senior producer for the 8 AM hour of NBC’s flagship morning news show, but started her career as a production assistant on the weekend edition of the program in 1993.

Thomas replaces Pat Burkey, who was elevated to EP of “NBC Nightly News” in July after serving as EP on the weekend editions of both “Nightly” and “Today.”

“Dee Dee has been an integral part of the senior leadership team here at “Today,” said “Today” EP Jim Bell in a statement. “She is a first-rate producer, and I am thrilled to see her return to the broadcast where she first began her career here at NBC News.”‬

More information in the official announcement, after the jump.

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Amy Chiaro Leaving the Today Show

Today show veteran producer Amy Chiaro is leaving the broadcast this week — and she’s getting her weekends back…sort of. Chiaro has been the senior broadcast producer of the Today show and the executive producer of Weekend Today. She is leaving to be the co-EP of the syndicated Dr. Oz which launches in the fall.

Weekend Today, like its weekday counterpart, is consistently #1 in the ratings. On Saturday Dec. 20, the show had its highest viewership since March; on Sunday, Dec. 21, Weekend Today delivered 4.1 million Total Viewers — 39% more than GMA Sunday.

Chiaro is the fourth supervising producer to leave the show in the last year. Noah Oppenheim left in May. Brian Balthazar left in July. And Amy Rosenblum was among those cut last December. In August, the Today show hired Noah Kotch from ABC News to be a senior producer on the broadcast.

> Update: Dee Dee Thomas takes over as supervising producer of Today and Pat Burkey steps in as EP of Weekend Today (in addition to EP of Weekend Nightly).