PASADENA -- Tina Fey is leaving the anchor chair at Saturday Night Live. Fey says she's quitting the show after six seasons as head writer and co-anchor of the "Weekend Update" fake news segment to focus on her new NBC prime-time series, 30 Rock, which debuts Oct. 11, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"I'm out of the fake news business now", Fey told the Television Critics Association's summer meeting Saturday. She announced her SNL departure on Friday night's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Also leaving SNL is regular Rachel Dratch, who plays a sketch actress on Fey's new sitcom about a fictional late-night show.