SNL Taps Cecily Strong to Co-Anchor Weekend Update

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Saturday Night Live - Season 38Beginning with Saturday Night Live‘s Season 39 premiere on September 28th, Cecily Strong will be joining veteran Seth Meyers at the Weekend Update desk.

SNL head Lorne Michaels first told the news to the New York Times, adding “Cecily, from the first show, was right there,” speaking highly of Strong’s first year with the sketch show.

It is possible that Strong will one day go solo on Weekend Update, as Meyers will be leaving SNL in February to host NBC’s Late Night four days a week, but Michaels has been unclear.  Possibly hoping that Meyers will double-up on shows while not hosting Late Night on Fridays.

Cecily Strong is known for her SNL character – the Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party.

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