WASHINGTON (KMTV) - Omaha native Symone Sanders has been named senior advisor and chief spokesperson for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
The 30-year-old Sanders previously served as a senior advisor for Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign.
Ready to serve accurately describes how I feel. Thank you Madam Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris for entrusting me with this charge. It has been the honor of my life to work for @JoeBiden & I am elated to have the opportunity to continue to that work in the PEOPLE'S HOUSE.— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) November 29, 2020
The appointment was one of several senior communication roles announced by the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition on Sunday. For the first time ever, those roles will be filled exclusively by women.
President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris today announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles.— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) November 29, 2020
For the first time in history, these communications roles will be filled entirely by women.https://t.co/SjWAWJg941
In 2016, Sanders became the youngest press secretary for a Presidential candidate while working on U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders’s then-presidential bid.
Sanders is the former chair of the Coalition of Juvenile Justice Emerging Leaders Committee and a former member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice.
Sanders also spent time as principal for 360 Group LLC, where she provided strategic communications to businesses, campaigns and candidates.
Sanders, a Creighton grad, has also appeared on CNN as a political commentator.
Sanders mother is Terri Sanders, the recently-named publisher of the Omaha Star, Nebraska's only Black-owned newspaper.