Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Symone Sanders Headed to MSNBC

Last week there were rumors that Joy Reid was about to lose her nightly show on MSNBC [click here if you missed that]. 

In totally unrelated news, Vice President Kamala Harris' former press secretary Symone Sanders just signed a new contract to host a weekend show on MSNBC...

Symone Sanders, who served as press secretary for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign, and later in Vice President Kamala Harris’ press shop, will soon have her own show on MSNBC. The timing and format of the weekend program is yet unknown, according to the New York Times, but it will air Saturdays and Sundays starting in the spring. She will also appear on MSNBC’s streamer, The Choice (on Peacock), and act as a fill-in anchor on the network.
“I’m a young woman, a young Black woman from the Midwest,” Sanders told the New York Times. “Yes, I do politics, but I’m also a consumer of pop culture. I watch the news, I check Twitter, but I’m also into ‘Real Housewives.’ I’m interested in reaching what I call the nonpolitical group chats, the discussions that are penetrating outside of Washington.”

Symone left the Biden-Harris Administration after just under one year [click here if you missed that].