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What to Know About Kristen Welker, Sheinelle Jones' 'Weekend Today' Replacement

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If watching the Today Show is a regular part of your daily routine, you're most likely shook that weekend co-anchor, Sheinelle Jones, has officially quit the series' Saturday program, Weekend Today. The 41-year-old journalist has decided to take a step back from all weekend programming to spend more time with her three children, but according to Today, she will continue appearing on Today's 3rd Hour. Luckily, though, her replacement seems pretty awesome.

The journalist replacing Sheinelle Jones, Kristen Welker, is a Harvard grad, she's had ample experience as a badass female journalist, and has appeared on Weekend Today several times over the last few years. So here's what you need to know about Weekend Today's newest co-anchor, Kristen Welker.