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Symone Sanders        

Former Chief Spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris; Political Strategist & MSNBC Political Commentator

A champion for women, Symone D. Sanders is a strategist, communications consultant, CNN Political Commentator and served as a Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School in 2018 and 2019.

In April 2019, Sanders joined the winning 2020 presidential campaign of President Joe Biden as a senior advisor. Sanders is also principal of the 360 Group LLC where she provides strategic communications guidance to organizations, businesses, individuals, campaigns and candidates and helps clients find sound solutions to tough political and social problems.

Sanders departed from her role as senior adviser and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris in December 2021. She is joining MSNBC, where she will host on weekends and on the network’s Peacock streaming channel, The Choice from MSNBC.

Sanders rose to prominence during her tenure as the National Press Secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. At 25, Sanders demonstrated an uncanny command of the issues earning her a place in history as the youngest presidential press secretary on record and a spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 16 young Americans shaping the 2016 election.

When she was 16, Sanders introduced former President Bill Clinton at a luncheon in Omaha, Nebraska. Following her remarks, President Clinton said, “Symone spoke so well I really hate to follow her.” President Clinton went on to write about Sanders in his book, "Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World." Now, Sanders draws from her experience on the national stage to provide perceptive analysis on political and social issues. Her lively presentations challenge the conventional wisdom that strong communities are only defined by what we have in common. Instead, she outlines the way our differences contribute to effective social movements.

Sanders was recognized as one of 16 Young Americans Shaping the 2016 Election by Rolling Stone magazine. Sanders has been featured on NPR, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, BET, TV One and CNN. She has been profiled in the Washington Post, the New Yorker, ESSENCE Magazine and ELLE.

In 2020, Sanders released her book, No, You Shut Up: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America.


Symone Sanders, a Strategist for Biden and Harris, Is Joining MSNBC
Ms. Sanders, 32, will host a weekend show on the cable network, one of the first big programming moves by MSNBC’s president, Rashida Jones.
Why Symone Sanders Went From Bernie to Biden - POLITICO
She's the kind of millennial Democrat the party says it needs to retake the White House. But will other progressives follow her path? Symone Sanders.

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