Chelsea Clinton's New Employer: NBC News

Former president's daughter gets full-time job with network
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2011 6:19 AM CST
Chelsea Clinton speaks during the closing Plenary session of the seventh Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Sheraton New York Hotel on September 22, 2011 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Chelsea Clinton will show up for work this morning at the NBC News offices. She’s been hired as a full-time special correspondent, and the network will make the official announcement today, the New York Times reports. Clinton, who was touched by people making personal contributions during her mother’s presidential campaign, will work on stories about people volunteering in their communities for NBC Nightly News' "Making a Difference" series.

The president of NBC News says “it’s not about Chelsea Clinton saying, ‘Here I am; I want to be a TV star,’" but about her wanting to share these stories. A source close to Clinton says that Clinton plans to donate her earnings to the Clinton Foundation and the George Washington University Hospital in her grandmother's memory. Said Clinton in a statement, "I hope telling stories through 'Making a Difference'—as in my academic work and nonprofit work—will help me to live my grandmother’s adage of 'Life is not about what happens to you, but about what you do with what happens to you.'" Jenna Bush Hager also works for NBC’s Today show, and Meghan McCain for MSNBC, the Times notes.

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