Over the years, the world at large has come to know Symone Sanders as a key component of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and senior press spokesperson for U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. Now, she’s going to pivot a bit in her career path.
As reported by Variety, MSNBC executive Rashida Jones has lured Symone Sanders to television. This spring, the political and communications strategist will now use her talents to lead weekend programming and shows for the network’s streaming service.
“I wanted to be at a network that had an already established record in the streaming world and would have a show on streaming and on linear and was one that wasn’t just an experiment,” Sanders told Variety in a recent interview.
Sanders is far from the only political or communications strategist to make the leap from Capitol Hill to the network offices located in Dupont Circle and Farragut North. Most notably, George Stephanopoulos and Nicolle Wallace have made the leap from politics to television. More recently, Trump administration alums Larry Kudlow and Kayleigh McEnany have done the same.
“Something very significant is afoot in the country right now,” Sanders said about her new job.
“We have to tell lots of these stories, all of these stories, not just some of the stories.”