Dylan Dreyer Reveals Why She Is Leaving ‘Weekend Today’ (VIDEO)
Dylan Dreyer, who has served as weather anchor on NBC’s Weekend Today for over 9 years, is exiting the morning news program to focus on her family.
The meteorologist appeared for the final time on this past Saturday’s episode, reminiscing over a compilation of past highlights. “You know, I’m just watching that, and looking back, I started in September in 2012, and I got married in October, so in the time I’ve been on Weekend Today, I’ve gotten married, and I’ve had three sons,” Dreyer said.
We’re saying goodbye to @DylanDreyerNBC! She’s getting her weekends back for the first time in over a decade as she fully transitions to the weekdays. pic.twitter.com/RAafNPWEp1
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 29, 2022
Dreyer’s career started at the now-former NBC station WHDH in Boston, Massachusetts in 2007 before joining NBC News in September 2012. She rotated with fellow weather anchor Sheinelle Jones on Weekend Today and MSNBC on weekends while also frequently appearing on Today on weekdays as a weather correspondent and as a fill-in for Al Roker and Carson Daly.
“It really is incredible just to look back and think of the things I’ve been through, and not to mention everything I’ve done on the show,” Dreyer added. “I really don’t want to step away, but I don’t think I can do six days a week anymore. The boys certainly keep me busy.”
Dreyer also serves as a co-host on 3rd Hour Today on weekdays with Roker, Jones, and Craig Melvin. She will continue in this role despite stepping away from Weekend Today.
“Weekend @todayshow is where it all began and I’m so grateful they took a chance on me!” Dreyer tweeted over the weekend. “Thank you @vanwinklehannah for putting a decade of memories into one spot. I’ll miss Saturday Today but will continue to see you all on 3rd Hour Mon-Fri!”
Weekend @todayshow is where it all began and I’m so grateful they took a chance on me! Thank you @vanwinklehannah for putting a decade of memories into one spot. I’ll miss Saturday Today but will continue to see you all on 3rd Hour Mon-Fri! https://t.co/trq10iljTZ
— Dylan Dreyer (@DylanDreyerNBC) January 29, 2022
Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker currently serve as co-anchors on Weekend Today and will remain in those roles moving forward.
Check out some of the fan reaction to Dreyer’s exit below.
Loved the highlight reel!!! Instead of covering Saturday weather, now life transitions to weekend kid activities! Embrace every moment because it goes by so quickly!!! pic.twitter.com/JgBBcj3wsx
— John Batzer (@4JTB) January 29, 2022
Dylan, it’s been such a pleasure watching you over the years, even on Saturdays, but yes, you need a break! Enjoy those babies a little more, they grow up too fast!😘
— cas705 (@cas705) January 30, 2022
Will really miss you Saturday mornings Dylan. All the best for you and your family. Hopefully your still filling in for Al during the week.
— Christopher (@Pats_1962) January 29, 2022
Thank You @DylanDreyerNBC 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏 High Five 🖐️ So cool.
— @RLucas (@razadaz3) January 30, 2022
Wonderful compilation! We don’t want you to leave BUT 6 days in a row is too much with three kiddos and a hubby. Great to see you back out in the snow!!
— Vernon Wilson (@VernonWilsonJr) January 29, 2022
Congrats Dylan! You work very hard and now you can spend more time with your family. You’ll never regret that, because your family is the most important thing in your life. You will still get plenty of work on the Today show and I hope “Cooking with Cal” continues 🥰
— Donna Crum (@DonnaCr25669333) January 29, 2022
Weekend Today, Saturdays, 7 et, NBC