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Cecily Strong Will Co-Anchor ‘Weekend Update’ with Seth Meyers

Lorne Michaels has announced that rising Saturday Night Live star Cecily Strong will co-anchor “Weekend Update” with Seth Meyers next season. Strong has been a regular guest on the faux-news segment with her flighty character “The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party”, and has become one of the series’ most popular cast members after just one season. It’s a good time to be in the co-anchor seat: Meyers has already announced that he is leaving the sketch comedy show soon to take over hosting duties on Late Night. Though Michaels didn’t confirm who would take over as “Weekend Update” anchor after Meyers’ departure, he did say, “Cecily, from the first show, was right there. She exploded” …

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