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Christine Ebersole (b. February 21, 1953) is an American actress and singer, who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for season 7. She was co-anchor of SNL Newsbreak with Brian Doyle-Murray for the latter part of the season. Since leaving the cast, she has gone on to have an acclaimed career on stage, including winning two Tony Awards.

She has appeared in film, television, and on stage. She starred in the Broadway musicals 42nd Street and Grey Gardens, winning two Tony Awards. She has co-starred on the TBS sitcom Sullivan & Son, in which she played Carol Walsh, and earned an Emmy Award nomination for her work in One Life to Live. She is also known for her recurring roles as Ms. Newberg on Royal Pains and White Diamond in the Steven Universe franchise. Since 2019, she has played the role of Dottie on Bob Hearts Abishola.


  • Until season 40, she was the only cast member whose name was not read aloud by Don Pardo (the show's announcer for most of the show's first 39 seasons), as when Ebersole was a cast member during the 1981-82 season, the main announcer was Mel Brandt (a veteran NBC announcer); except for 2 December episodes that were announced by Bill Hanrahan (another veteran NBC announcer).


Preceded by:
Brian Doyle-Murray and Mary Gross
SNL NewsBreak Anchor with Brian Doyle-Murray
(March 27, 1982May 22, 1982)
Followed by:
Brad Hall as Saturday Night News