Omaha native Symone Sanders named senior advisor to VP-elect Harris

Posted at 5:04 PM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 19:18:28-05

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.

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.

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.

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