Saturday Night Live star Cecily Strong is set to host the annual White House Correspondents' dinner on April 25, 2015, the group announced in a press release earlier this morning.
The 30-year-old comedienne will be the fourth woman to host the gala — a traditional gathering that began in 1920. The event brings together media professionals, politicians and Hollywood stars, as well as the President and Vice President.
Cecily previously served as co-anchor of 'Weekend Update' alongside 'SNL' alum Seth Meyers on the NBC show. (Photo Credit: Getty)
"Her political humor is sly and edgy, and it comes with a Chicago accent," WHCA Association President Christi Parsons said of the Oak Park, Ill., native.
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Cecily follows in the footsteps of former female hosts Wanda Sykes (2009), Elayne Boosler (1993), and Paula Poundstone (1992).
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