Saturday Night Live sketch comedian Cecily Strong, who grew up in Oak Park, has been named co-anchor of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live. You may know her as the Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party on the funny faux newscast, but now she will sit alongside current anchor Seth Meyers until he graduates to hosting Late Night early next year.

Strong performed for a number of years at Chicago’s iO Theater and with Second City’s touring company.

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