Kamala Harris’ former spokesperson, who quit last year, has been hired by MSNBC

The Washington Examiner is reporting that a former senior figure within Vice President Kamala Harris’ office has taken a job at MSNBC. 

Former chief spokeswoman Symone Sanders will host a weekend program with the network as well as a show on the Peacock streaming service.

The move is typical of former high-ranking officials in an administration, who leave public service to rake in the big bucks in lucrative, private-sector media jobs.

Sanders’ role

“I 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,” Sanders told Variety magazine.

“I’m going to bring my whole self to this show,” Sanders pledged. “I am a young woman, a young woman of color. I’m a Black woman, a young Black woman from the Midwest, from Nebraska.”

“Yes, I have done politics, but I’m also a consumer of pop culture,” she continued “I’m turning on the news in the car, but I’m also DVR-ing the ‘Housewives.’ There is a space for that to intersect.”

Although Sanders maintained an upbeat tone when speaking with Variety about her decision to leave the vice president’s office, others have been far less sanguine about the allegedly dysfunctional work environment there.

The latest resignation

In a Washington Post article published last month, one unnamed former staffer said, “It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work.”

“With Kamala you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence,” the staffer added. “So you’re constantly sort of propping up a bully and it’s not really clear why.”

For her part, Sanders tried to dampen the criticism, saying, “We are not making rainbows and bunnies all day. What I hear is that people have hard jobs, and I’m like, ‘Welcome to the club.’”

However, Politico revealed in December that Sanders herself was leaving, and she was far from being the only one to do so.

Newsweek reported that Harris’ communications director Ashley Etienne was also departing. Meanwhile, The New York Times revealed that two senior staffers had quit over the summer.

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