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]. 

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

This should be good and I will watch Symone, she's smart and entertaining but I will not pay for another streaming service. Not doing it.

Unknown said...

It sounds like they switched out Joy for more fluff (pop culture, RHOA, trending Twitter topics etc)...& she's from the Midwest...so I wonder if she's one of those "colorblind" blacks from predominantly yt towns, who won't mention racism (unlike Joy), who won't hold the Trumpf administration accountable with the current mess of affairs in the U.S. (the pandemic, the virus, mitigation and vaccination efforts on the decline etc), or, discuss the importance of non-yt ppl of color stories (unlike Joy)
...aside from that, I'm interested to see what this sista will bring. Will it be PC fluff, or hard hitting news that includes discussions on racism, politics, and the LGBTQ community....? That will tell us a lot about why Joy was let go.

Anonymous said...

@ unknown this will be a weekend show not a primetime slot like joy had. Do they still have al sharpton on the weekends? Congratulations to Symone she's been making moves!

R in NYC said...

Good for her.

Alma's Daughter said...

She’s a good communicator, but there’s something about her I don’t like. Not sure what it is. Probably because she worked for Bernie. One good thing is that she knows a lot about voting rights, voting districts and re-districting. That’s going to be important in the 2022 and 2024 elections. She should be able to book some good guests on her show.

Shawn B. said...

@1:05 She's not being bought here to talk about voting rights, she's being bought here to be ghetto!!

Anonymous said...

Joy Reid was ghetto!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Give the woman a chance before predicting anything negative about her.

Anonymous said...

This burly girl looks like a headache

Missy Jones said...

Talk about jumping out the frying pan and into the skillet...

Lili said...

Now we see why she left the admin after 1 year- she had her eyes on the next thing smoking. SMART!


She knows how to climb the ladder. Not mad at all. Whatever you think of the political scene, folks in Washington, etc --it takes a lot of intelligence, determination and skill to build a resume like that at such a young age. KUDOS to you, Symone.

We will see what the format will be.

Anonymous said...

Angela Rye is a real hood booger ghetto rat too. Haven't seen or heard from her. For some reason, she gets passes for acting ratchet

S.M. said...

I guess her plans to be the next Chicago Bears linebacker didn't work out

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