‘SNL’s’ Cecily Strong to Headline White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Annual event will take place April 25, 2015

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Actress Cecily Strong attends the 14th Annual The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway to benefit the Urban Arts Partnership After Party AT B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on November 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Montblanc)
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Cecily Strong might not be co-anchoring the “Weekend Update” segment of “Saturday Night Live” anymore, but she’s found another pretty big gig.

“SNL” cast member Strong, who was ousted from the “Weekend Update” position in favor of Michael Che in September, will serve as the entertainer at the next White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C., the White House Correspondents’ Association said Wednesday.

The dinner will take place April 25, 2015.

“Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent,” White House Correspondents’ Association president Christi Parsons said of Strong, who will be the fourth woman to serve in the role. “Cecily grew up in suburban Oak Park, Ill. and got her start in Chicago’s comedy scene with stints at iO and Second City.”

Strong’s father, Bill Strong, served as an Associated Press bureau chief in the Illinois Statehouse.

“The Soup” star Joel McHale hosted last year’s dinner, while Conan O’Brien appeared the year before.