'Onion News' anchor enunciates absurdity
LOS ANGELES — Suzanne Sena doesn't just play a news anchor on TV, she actually is one. It's no wonder she's so good as the oblivious reporter in the tight-fitting suit on IFC's parody "The Onion News Network."
"I came up through the news business," she says. "I actually started working in entertainment news and it was a very different environment, and then I worked with CBS and the Fox Channel and news in its traditional form wasn't a fit for me — so depressing and so serious. This has been a promotion of sorts. It's similar delivery using the skills I was able to acquire through the more traditional news business and put them to really good use and have some fun with it. Even in the way we speak as anchors is something that's acquired.
"I didn't grow up speaking that way," she says with a laugh. "One day I suddenly sounded like an anchor."