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
NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600K a Year
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)

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." (More Chelsea Clinton stories.)

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