Chelsea Clinton Gets New Job as NBC News Special Correspondent

Celebrity News Nov. 14, 2011 AT 12:03PM
Chelsea Clinton Gets New Job as NBC News Special Correspondent Credit: Donna Ward/Getty Images

Talk about a hard-to-beat resume!

NBC News has hired an American royal for a news correspondent position: Chelsea Clinton.

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The New York Times reports that the former first kid, 31, and daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, will work as a full time special correspondent for segments called "Making a Difference." The new segments will highlight significant stories of people who impact their communities through volunteer work.

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Clinton says that it was her late grandmother, Dorothy Rodham, who inspired her to take on this new career. "I hope telling stories through 'Making a Difference' - as in my academic work and non profit 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,'" she explained in a statement.

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"It's not about Chelsea Clinton saying, 'Here I am; I want to be a TV star.'" Steve Capus, President of NBC News told the NY Times, "[Chelsea] made it very clear that this is not going to be a surface-deep relationship. She wants to be in the field for the shoot and in the edit room for the edit."

And Clinton (who married Marc Mezvinsky on Aug. 1 2010) won't be raking in the big bucks, either. The majority of her salary will be donated to the Clinton Foundation and the George Washington Hospital.

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