Chelsea Clinton joining NBC News


Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is joining NBC News. She will be a Special Correspondent for “Rock Center with Brian Williams” and “NBC Nightly News.”

The network said the former First Daughter’s role will be to highlight stories within the “Making a Difference” franchise.

“Making a Difference segments have a history of profiling organizations and individuals who represent the best of what works in the United States and around the world, frequently emphasizing stories about everyday people doing extraordinary things. Clinton’s dedication to public service, solution-based advocacy and focus on empowering people across the country and around the globe resonates with the purpose and content of Making a Difference. Her position with NBC News will still allow Clinton to continue her work with the Clinton Foundation and her studies in parallel,” NBC News said.

“Chelsea is a remarkable woman who will be a great addition to NBC News. Given her vast experiences, it’s as though Chelsea has been preparing for this opportunity her entire life. We are proud she will be bringing her considerable, unique talents and dedication to NBC News,” said Steve Capus, President of NBC News.

“Chelsea Clinton has led a remarkable life. She possesses an uncommon understanding of humanity – on city streets, across this country and around the globe. We are so excited she’s joining us to tell the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things,” said Brian Williams.

“People who imagine and implement solutions to challenges in their own lives, in their communities, in our country and in our world have always inspired me,” said Clinton. “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 said.

RBR-TVBR observation: NBC News seems to have a thing about hiring presidential daughters. Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush, is a correspondent for the “Today” show.