Sarah Kendzenior, a Vice News producer who covers opioid addiction, will report on the opioid crisis as vice president.
Kendziar is a reporter and producer at Vice News who previously covered the opioid epidemic.
Kendzeniar will report from the White House, according to a Vice release.
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday announced a commission to study the opioid and heroin crises and said the group will recommend steps to address them.
Pence also said the panel would be comprised of the same people who work to prevent opioid overdoses and the health care and social services industry.
Kendzosior was named Vice News’ new chief correspondent in August and a contributor to Vice News for the past year.
Kendzer will cover the opioid, opioid-related and heroin crisis.
She previously covered national security and homeland security issues.
She has previously covered Trump’s first days in office.
Vice president Mike Pence and Vice President Joe Biden hold a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White Senate on Feb. 8, 2021.
(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Vice President Pence, Vice President Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder shake hands on Feb 13, 2021, at the end of a ceremony to honor former U.S. Attorney Michael Meehan who served as Deputy Attorney General.
(credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Vice president Joe Biden, Vice president John Harwood and Attorney Gen. Eric Holder walk to the White house before a meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council on Feb 9, 2021 in New York City.
Biden is on a four-day trip to Africa, South America and the Middle East, where he is meeting with leaders to discuss human rights and other issues.
Biden has previously met with leaders from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Russia, Venezuela and Myanmar, which has been at the center of unrest since it gained independence from the U to become the world’s largest democracy in 2009.
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