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Wilmette Native Joins SNL

After weeks of rumors, it's official: Beck Bennett, who stars in popular AT&T commercials, is joining the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Wilmette Native Joins SNL
Beck Bennett, a Wilmette native and New Trier graduate, is officially joining the cast of Saturday Night Live for the coming season, according to  the SNL Facebook page. Rumors of the move  have been circulating for several weeks

Bennett, who if you don't know him from his youth, is probably most recognizable as the star of  a popular series of AT&T commercials where he talks, straight-faced, to small groups of garrulous kids. Bennett will join the show in its  39th season on NBC. 

The show lost many of its most high-profile stars at the end of last season and is  bringing on six new cast members this year. Also of local interest: Also of local interest:  Oak Park native  Cecily Strong is going to be a new Weekend Update co-host.

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