Cecily Strong joins ‘Weekend Update’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Cecily Strong is getting a promotion - to the “Weekend Update” anchor desk on “Saturday Night Live.”

In her sophomore year on “SNL,” the 29-year-old featured player will join longtime anchor Seth Meyers, who’s planning to leave in mid-season to start hosting NBC’s “Late Night” talk franchise.

“SNL” will premiere its 39th season Sept. 28.

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Strong quickly broke through during her first year on the comedy-sketch show, playing such characters as the annoying Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party (above) and Kyra, a nasal-voiced talk show host.

“Cecily, from the first show, was right there,” “SNL” executive producer Lorne Michaels told the New York Times, which broke the story. “She exploded.”

What do you think of Strong and her new gig?


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