Leslie Jones leaving 'Saturday Night Live'

Kimberly Dole
August 27, 2019 - 3:43 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Leslie Jones will not be returning to the 45th season of "Saturday Night Live".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones opted to depart to go focus on her Netflix comedy special and other upcoming feature film projects.   

Jones orignally joined SNL as a writer and became a cast member in 2014 after numerous appearances on the show's popular "Weekend Update" segments.

SNL is set to return Sept. 28 with host Woody Harrelson and musical guest Billie Elish.

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