Erica Hill

Erica Hill to co-anchor Weekend TODAY

Nov. 1, 2012 at 3:12 PM ET

Erica Hill will be joining Weekend TODAY as co-anchor, NBC News president Steve Capus announced Thursday. The new weekend team of Lester Holt, Erica Hill, Jenna Wolfe and Dylan Dreyer officially debuts Saturday, Nov. 3.

"Erica's extraordinary track record as a journalist has proven that she can cover everything from hard news to pop culture with ease and professionalism," said Capus. "She's a fantastic addition to Weekend TODAY and I'm delighted to welcome her to NBC News."

"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. "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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Hill has been named co-anchor of Weekend TODAY and NBC News national correspondent. She will report on all platforms of NBC News including TODAY, NBC Nightly News and MSNBC. Hill will co-anchor both Saturday and Sunday editions of Weekend TODAY alongside Lester Holt. Holt has served as co-anchor of Weekend TODAY since 2003 and is the longest-running anchor of the broadcast.

Jenna Wolfe has been named news anchor of Weekend TODAY and will expand her role to both Saturday and Sunday editions. Wolfe has been with the morning broadcast since 2007. In addition, Wolfe will continue as a TODAY correspondent, reporting feature stories for both the weekday and weekend broadcasts.

Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer was named weather anchor of Weekend TODAY upon joining NBC News in September 2012. Dreyer will remain in that role, also providing weekend weather reports on MSNBC.

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The Weekend TODAY team features Jenna Wolfe, Lester Holt, Erica Hill and Dylan Dreyer.

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