NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600K a Year
Politico reports that she's no longer on salary, has monthly contract
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2014 3:50 PM CDT
Chelsea Clinton speaks at the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive Conference in February in Las Vegas.   (Photo by Jeff Bottari/AP Images for Human Rights Campaign)

(Newser) – NBC took flak back in 2011 when it hired Chelsea Clinton as a correspondent despite her lack of journalism experience. It might have taken more if people knew how much the network was paying her: $600,000 a year, reports Politico. The plum salary is gone, however, because Clinton has now switched to a month-to-contract given her pregnancy and the possibility that you-know-who will run for president.

The report has media tongues wagging, notes the Washington Post, with plenty of tweeted jokes about the Clintons being "dead broke" and general astonishment that she made more than former New York Times editor Jill Abramson. And what did NBC get for that salary? Not much, writes Joe Coscarelli at New York. Her "work included little of note, either journalistically or personally."

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RED KNIGHT
Jun 27, 2014 2:06 PM CDT
Smart just like the old man take the money an run the hayday not going to last forever make it while you can , when daddy bil dies the gravy train is over.
Roberto M
Jun 26, 2014 3:45 PM CDT
Chelsea Clinton is guilty of engaging in the practice of "showing up" It's pretty much how Kim Kardashian, Sarah Palin, Jenna Bush, Paris Hilton, the Duck Dynasty folks and several others who escape my mind, make it big. They have very little talent, but the right connections and famous names.
Bob Jones
Jun 16, 2014 1:16 AM CDT
and ya know,I am looking to the right on this page,and in huge letters they are asking,,,,,,"what is Hillary Clintons worst scandal",,,,,,,,,,,let me tell ya,,,,,,,,,,if you have that many scandals and people are voting on them,,,,,,,ya kind of have too many,and we really don't need that additional crap in OUR country.