Native Omahan Symone Sanders, the former chief spokeswoman for Vice President Harris has taken a job with MSNBC, the network announced.  Beginning in the spring, Sanders, 31, will host an unspecified weekend show on MSNBC and will also appear on the Peacock streaming network’s “The Choice,” a 24/7 news channel. Details of both shows have not been released yet. Sanders will remain based in Washington D.C.

Sanders, 31, a Black political strategist, was a spokeswoman for the 2016 presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) but became a senior adviser to Joe Biden in his 2020 bid for the White House, a race that played out amid racial unrest following the police killing of George Floyd. Black voters emerged as key to Biden’s victory. She has previously been a political analyst for CNN and published a 2020 memoir, “No, You Shut Up.” (Signed copies are available in the Omaha Star Offices).

Symone attended Sacred Heart Elementary School, Mercy High School, and Creighton University.  She grew up in North Omaha and is PROOF that tenacity and hard work yields results.  Congratulations Symone, Omaha is proud of you.

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