Symone Sanders joined CNN as a political commentator in the fall of 2016, after serving as a key strategist to presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. Now, she has switched sides, joining former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 team as a senior aide.
Regarding her hiring, she tweeted, “[Joe Biden and Dr. Biden] are a class act. Over the course of this campaign, Vice President Biden is going to make his case to the American [people]. He won’t always be perfect, but I believe he will get it right.”
Sanders often served as a member of CNN’s famous shoutfest multi-talent primetime panels.
The news of her hiring led CNN’s media reporter Brian Stelter to report that CNN announced she was leaving the network with her new gig.