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‘It Was a Good Run’: Viewers Are Eager to See Symone Sanders Back On TV After She Announces New Anchor Gig Following White House Stint

Symone D. Sanders, one of the highest ranking members in the Biden White House, is starting 2022 with a new opportunity one month after leaving her prominent role in politics.

MSNBC recently tapped the media strategist and Democratic pundit to join the news station as an anchor for a show airing on the weekends and for other streaming programs. 

Symone D. Sanders lands on her feet one month after leaving White House. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

The 32-year-old, who’s worked on two different presidential campaigns, including being the chief spokesperson for U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris until December 2021, will serve as a fill-in anchor on the network and host an unknown show on “The Choice,” a streaming extension of MSNBC on NBCUniversal’s digital service, Peacock.

Not much is known about the series or how often viewers will get to see Sanders. The same goes for the show and its format; however, Variety reported that those details would be decided on in later months and launched later this spring. 

Sanders’ hiring is one of the first big programming moves by MSNBC president Rashida Jones, who took the helm in February.

Sanders confirmed the news on Monday, Jan. 10, on her Twitter account, writing, “Well I guess I have some news to share this morning. I am excited to join @MSNBC and @TheChoice!” She added, “I look forward to working with some of the most talented and amazing people in news. There is a lot to learn, but I’m ready to get to work!”

Supporters and colleagues flooded her comments section with congratulatory remarks, including one user who wrote, “Congratulations and amazing news! I am excited to watch you on MSNBC, and as a young person can confirm that this is going to be AWESOME!”

“Well, it was a good run with the VPOTUS: but hey you were missed as a very insightful political commentary and your opinion and analysis matters,” commented another. “Welcome Back,” that person added.

“Congratulations!  Definitely a great addition to MSNBC,” wrote a third. “Your voice was missed over the past year. Wishing you continued success always.  Will be tuning in for sure.”

While talking to Variety, Sanders noted that she “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.”


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