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'SNL' Talent Department Head Joins ICM Partners

Ayala Cohen, who worked at the NBC late-night show for 19 years, will begin her new stint July 9.

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Ayala Cohen

Ayala Cohen, who oversaw the talent department of Saturday Night Live, has joined ICM Partners.

Cohen, who spent 19 years work on SNL, will join the agency’s talent department in New York City beginning July 9. The move is being heralded as a bolstering of the company’s New York office and a push into the comedy space.

Cohen, who began her careers as a page at NBC before becoming an assistant on SNL, booked hosts, cast the series and acted as a producer on many of it specials during her tenure.

“Ayala brings a wealth of industry knowledge and leadership and perfectly complements our culture of teamwork and collegiality at ICM Partners,”  the company said in a statement. "Her expertise will be invaluable in bolstering our presence in comedy, from motion pictures to television to the digital space."