Years at desk: 1975-1976
Known for: A mixture of charm and aloofness, deadpan delivery, opening segments with phone call to an unknown mistress.
Catch phrases: "I'm Chevy Chase, and you're not," "Goodnight, and have a pleasant tomorrow."
>Jane Curtin and Dan Aykroyd
Years at desk: 1977-1978
Known for: Curtin was the first solo female anchor from 1976, until Aykroyd and, later, Bill Murray, joined her.
Catchphrases: Curtin: "Here now the news." Aykroyd: "Jane, you ignorant slut."
Years at desk: 1985-1991
Known for: Biting sarcasm, searing wit, scribbling on his script.
Catchphrases: "Good evening, and what can I tell ya?"
Years at desk: 1994-1997
Known for: Straight news anchor delivery with a sarcastic, dry wit, being dismissed midseason for one too many O.J. Simpson jokes (Simpson was friends with NBC executive Don Ohlmeyer).
Catchphrases: "I'm Norm Macdonald, and now for the fake news."
>Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey
Years at desk: 2000-2004
Known for: A return to two-anchor format, the debut of Fey (the show's head writer at the time), a brother-sister chemistry.
Catchphrases: A return to "Goodnight, and have a pleasant tomorrow."
>Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers
Years at desk: 2006-2008
Known for: Similar brother-sister camaraderie to Fallon and Fey.
Catchphrases: "Really!?! With Seth and Amy" segment, which echoed the sarcasm of Miller and Macdonald.
Years at desk: 2008-present
Known for: Return to a single-anchor format; a December 2011 "Joke-Off" between former co-anchors Fallon and Fey and Poehler and Meyers; hosting prime-time "Weekend Update Thursday" for three episodes during 2008 election season, and later in fall 2009.
Catchphrases: "For Weekend Update, I'm Seth Meyers. Good night."
-- Ben Siegel