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  • Chicago's Cecily Strong gets 'SNL' desk job

    Chicago's Cecily Strong gets 'SNL' desk job
    NBC has confirmed some personnel changes at "Saturday Night Live" ahead of its 39th season premiere on Sept. 28. Chicago performer Cecily Strong will co-anchor "Weekend Update" alongside Seth Meyers — a move that leaves her poised to take over the slot when Meyers (a former Chicagoan himself and a Northwestern grad) says goodbye to "SNL" in February to take over his own late-night talk show berth on NBC. This is a major jump for Strong, who is starting her second year with the show after a number of years performing with Second City's touring company and locally at iO.
  • It's official: Beck Bennett, others announced for 'SNL'

    It's official: Beck Bennett, others announced for 'SNL'
    “Saturday Night Live” made its new casting hires official on Monday, including the addition of New Trier grad Beck Bennett, best known as the straight-faced adult polling youngsters in AT&T's “It's Not Complicated” ad campaign....

    'SNL' names new cast; Cecily Strong to co-host 'Weekend Update'

    'SNL' names new cast; Cecily Strong to co-host 'Weekend Update'
    NBC has confirmed some personnel changes at "Saturday Night Live" ahead of its 39th season premiere on Sept. 28. Chicago performer Cecily Strong will co-anchor "Weekend Update" alongside Seth Meyers — a move that leaves her poised to take over the...