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11/08/2013 02:47 pm ET

Meet 'Saturday Night Live's' New 'Weekend Update' Anchor Cecily Strong

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07:  Cecily Strong attends the Gotham Magazine Celebration of Its October Cover Star, Seth Meyers Powe
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Cecily Strong attends the Gotham Magazine Celebration of Its October Cover Star, Seth Meyers Powered by CIROC Vodka at the Sanctuary Hotel on October 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Gotham Magazine)

When Cecily Strong sat in "Saturday Night Live's" "Weekend Update" anchor chair for the first time this fall, she had only one goal in mind: Don't cry. "I'm a crybaby, so I express every emotion with tears," says the Springfield, Illinois, native. "But they would've been happy tears — I would've been bawling because I was so excited."

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