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Symone Sanders slams Dems 'whispering' about Biden in 2024: If he shouldn't run, 'put your name on that quote'

Former Biden aide-turned-MSNBC host Symone Sanders called out Democrats who've been "whispering" about the president not seeking reelection in 2024. Sanders, whose show just launched on the Peacock network after leaving the Biden administration as Vice President Harris' top spokesperson, appeared on Monday's episode of The New York Times' "Sway" podcast, where she reiterated she is "not a spokesperson for the Biden administration" in the new job but spent the entire interview defending her old bosses.
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For Symone Sanders, Hosting an MSNBC Show Is a ‘Break’

Symone Sanders made history when she became the youngest national press secretary on record for Senator Bernie Sanders’s 2016 presidential campaign. While interviewing for the position, the senator asked her what she wanted to do, and she responded, “I would like to be the national press secretary.” He laughed in response and asked her if she had any prior experience in cable news. Less than a week later, she had the job.
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Screen Time with Symone Sanders

Former presidential adviser Symone Sanders left the White House to fulfill a childhood dream: hosting her own TV show. “Symone,” which covers politics and culture, premiered Saturday on MSNBC and can be streamed on Peacock. Sanders, who’s engaged to D.C.’s former “night mayor” Shawn Townsend, shared her media...
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Symone Sanders on Leaving Kamala Harris' Office for Cable TV: "I Just Felt It Was My Time"

Symone Sanders has about a million important political jobs under her belt. She was Bernie Sanders' national press secretary during his 2016 presidential campaign. She joined Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign as a senior advisor. After he became president, she served as Vice President Kamala Harris' chief spokesperson, staunchly defending her boss when Harris was criticized for messaging missteps or a tough office environment. ("We are not making rainbows and bunnies all day," Sanders told Politico when asked about working for the VP.) But late last year, Sanders, 32, knew it was time to leave the White House, and her next step was pretty clear. As a kid in Nebraska, she had a newscaster alterego, Donna Burns, who'd "report live" using a kitchen spoon as a mic. Now, Donna — er, Symone — has her own show on MSNBC.
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Symone Sanders on Her New MSNBC Show: ‘I Have a Responsibility to Keep the Bar High’

This Saturday, Symone Sanders will become the newest anchor on MSNBC, hosting her own namesake show Symone on both the cable network and its hub on Peacock. It might seem like a natural move for the 32-year-old, who left her position as a senior advisor and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris at the end of 2021. But when she first started exploring the idea, she was met with disbelief. “I had an executive tell me to my face: ‘No one’s going to give you a show,’” Sanders told ELLE.com over the phone a few days before the Symone premiere. “There were folks that told me they didn’t see me much as a political person….which is very interesting, because I have worked at the highest level of politics. I worked at every level, actually.”
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Symone Sanders Speaks About New MSNBC Show, Black Women in Media, and Being Herself

From local politics in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, to working the presidential campaign trail as National Press Secretary for Bernie Sanders, and working her way to the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief Spokesperson and Senior Adviser for Vice President Kamala Harris, Symone Sanders has been a powerful voice in politics since her 20’s. Now, the 32-year-old is stepping into a new chapter as host of her own show, Symone, on MSNBC.
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From Politics To Pop Culture: Symone Sanders Talks About Her New Show, Being Authentic & Her First Conversation With Bernie Sanders

The city of Omaha, Nebraska is home to nearly 500,000 people, but it is a place that is often overlooked or misperceived. Sitting 1,500 miles away from Los Angeles and 1,200 miles away from the Big Apple, it’s a city that the majority of America associates with cornhuskers and a football powerhouse that was once guided by Tom Osborne. However, there’s more than meets the preverbal eye. In fact, the nation knows more about Omaha than it realizes. Think about WBC Welterweight Champion Terence Crawford. Think about iconic actress Gabrielle Union. Better yet, think about one of the greatest minds that this country has ever produced. His name is Malcolm X. Fortunately, the Gateway to the West has never stopped loaning the nation its best minds. Most recently, the city has offered a young, Black woman by the name of Symone D. Sanders.
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Symone Sanders Doesn’t Want Her MSNBC Show to Be Predictable: “I Have a Reputation for Telling It Like It Is”

For most of her professional life, every time Symone Sanders would go on TV, it was to represent someone else. As the national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign, she was his surrogate voice in the media. In 2020, she joined Joe Biden’s campaign, once again representing the politician in the public sphere. After Biden’s election, Sanders joined the administration as chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris.More from The Hollywood ReporterChuck Todd's Daily 'Meet the Press' Show to Become Streaming-Only OfferingMSNBC Films Acquires Trevor Noah Docuseries 'The Tipping Point'Jim Hartz, NBC News Veteran and 'Today' Co-Host, Dies...
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Symone Sanders: This should be look at as the criminalization of women

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Symone Sanders is ready for her close up

Welcome to POLITICO’s West Wing Playbook, your guide to the people and power centers in the Biden administration. Send tips | Subscribe here | Email Alex | Email Max. SYMONE SANDERS doesn’t really care if you don’t think she’ll cover the Biden administration fairly. “I think...
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Our awesome email newsletter briefing tells you everything you need to know about what’s going on in Omaha. Delivered to your inbox every day at 11:00am. Omaha native Symone Sanders joins the one-name celebrity club with the May 7 debut of her MSNBC-Peacock news-commentary show, “Symone.” This latest career turn for the fast-rising star puts her in good company with Black women from Nebraska making media waves.
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Symone Sanders: "I’m not here to be a spokesperson for the Biden administration" on my new MSNBC show

The former Biden campaign senior advisor and former spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris says her new weekend MSNBC show Symone, premiering Saturday, won't be promoting the Biden administration. “I’m going to be honest, and sometimes the honesty means that what I have to say is not what the administration would have to say. And that’s fine, because it’s my show," Sanders tells The Hill. MSNBC's Symone, airing Saturdays and Sundays, debuts with an interview with First Lady Jill Biden.
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MSNBC's Symone Sanders reluctantly praises DeSantis COVID record: 'Florida actually came out all right'

MSNBC host Symone Sanders offered rare, if muted, praise Wednesday for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis regarding his record on handling COVID-19 in his state. The episode of "MTP Daily" featured the former Kamala Harris aide on a panel discussing U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle striking down the federal mask mandate for airlines on Monday. While the conversation began with the panel wondering how the change could affect President Biden’s approval ratings, the topic changed to that of DeSantis’ political appeal.
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Symone Sanders to Take Over MSNBC Slot on Weekends and Streaming in May

Click here to read the full article. Symone D. Sanders will take over the 4 p.m. weekend slot on MSNBC as the NBCUniversal-owned network continues to bolster opinion programming over hours devoted to straight news reportage. The former media strategist, who has helped two prominent Democrats in presidential campaigns, will kick off her first show on Saturday, May 7, at 4 p.m. The hour is currently anchored by Yasmin Vossoughian in a more traditional news format. Sanders, who comes to MSNBC directly from working as a media aide to U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, will also host her program on MSNBC’s...