It was a gamble when E! And Extra reporter Suzanne Sena departed LA for a gig with Fox News, and it was a gamble again when she abandonned that steady paycheck in 2008 to return to the west coast.
But per a fun Q&A with Jennifer Armstrong for New York magazine, within five months she was auditioning for the job of anchor on a new webcast, the Onion News Network. A session for which her fair and balanced training came in very handy:
“When I first auditioned, I read this “In My Sights” segment where [character] Brooke [Alvarez] took apart this poor woman with a handicapped son, and I was giving it my best Bill O’Reilly. I’d say she’s mostly a combination of Megyn Kelly and Bill.”
Sena also says she has a leg up on her actor colleagues at Onion HQ because for example she learned at Fox how to properly pronounce words like Ahmadinejad. The podcast eventually became a TV show on IFC, with the second season concluding tomorrow night.
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