Who is Symone Sanders? MSNBC, Body measurements and Personal life

Symone Sanders
Symone Sanders

Who is Symone Sanders?

This is all you need to know about Symone D. Sanders-Townsend, a well-known American political commentator and political strategist currently working for MSNBC as a host of The Weekend. Symone worked for Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign as national press secretary. In late June 2016, Symone left the campaign suddenly, stating “she was not let go and that departing the campaign was her choice.” CNN employed Symone in October 2016 to work as a political commentator and Democratic strategist.

Symone joined the 2020 presidential campaign of retired Vice President Joe Biden as a senior advisor in April 2019 and was named a senior advisor and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris after Biden won the election. Symone revealed her resignation on December 2, 2021, from the White House to go back to broadcasting.

Symone’s first job was serving at a Black-owned restaurant based in Omaha known as Time Out Foods. She worked at a law firm as an intern while in high school and while there she realized she didn’t want to serve in law. In 2014 Symone served for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook as a deputy communications director and in the communications office of retired Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle.

Symone joined the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign as the national press secretary in August 2015. Symone was listed as one of 30 women under 30 who would shape the 2016 election in December by Fusion and she quit the Sanders campaign in June 2016. Symone joined CNN working as a commentator and analyst later that year. Symone was recognized as one of 16 Young Americans Shaping the 2016 Election by Rolling Stone magazine.

Thereafter, Symone joined the presidential campaign of retired Vice President Joe Biden. Symone was named a senior advisor and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris on November 29, 2020. Symone disclosed her departure from that position on December 1, 2021.

MSNBC shortly disclosed that Symone would host a program on Peacock’s The Choice and a weekend program for the network. On May 7, 2022, the new MSNBC program, Symone debuted. The show was the 24th most popular show on MSNBC as of November 19, 2023. MSNBC disclosed on November 30, 2023, that Symone would shift to weekend mornings to work as an anchor of a new program, The Weekend, together with Michael Steele and Alicia Menendez. On January 7, 2024, Symone’s weekend show on Peacock and MSNBC, Symone ended, and on the same day The Weekend debuted.

Symone Sanders Age

Symone Sanders was born on December 10, 1989, in North Omaha, Nebraska, and currently, she is 34 years old.

Height and Weight

Sanders stands at a moderate height but she has not publicized her height and weight in the public eye therefore this will be updated as soon as Symone does.


She was born and brought up by her loving and supportive parents Terri Sanders and Daniel Sanders in North Omaha, Nebraska. Symone’s mother is a retired executive director for the Great Plains Black History Museum and a retired publisher of the Omaha Star while her dad is retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


She is happily and contentedly wedded to her good-looking husband, Shawn Townsend who is Washington D.C.’s retired “Night Mayor”. Symone and her husband Shawn exchanged their vows on Friday, July 15, 2022, and presently they reside happily in Washington, D.C.


Symone schooled at Sacred Heart Catholic School and completed her high school studies in 2007. Thereafter she enrolled at Creighton University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.


Symone receives an annual salary of between $50, 000 to $110, 000 and this is according to MSNBC hosts’ salaries.

Net Worth

From her successful journalism career, Symone has managed to acquire an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million US dollars.

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