On Monday morning, NBC News is poised to announce that the network has hired Chelsea Clinton to work as a full-time special correspondent, reports the New York Times — an announcement that won‘t be a shock media observers who have been commenting on the presidential daughter’s more media-friendly behavior. This announcement, which will be effective immediately, means that Clinton will show up on television screens across America as early as today.
Considering that she has remained relatively private for the majority of her time in the public eye, this position will signify a major change of pace. The Huffington Post has more:
When Bill Clinton won the presidency in 1992, the first lady asked the press to keep Chelsea out of the public eye. As a young adult, Chelsea continued to avoid media attention in order to attend college and quietly enter the business world. Once her mother decided to run for the presidency in 2007, however, Chelsea made hundreds of public appearances, mostly on college campuses, to support the campaign. More recently, she has worked for New York University and promoted her father’s latest book. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford.
According to Steve Capus, the president of NBC News, Clinton’s work will be focused primarily on “Making a Difference,“ a series which runs on ”NBC Nightly News.”
Her work will focus primarily upon people who are volunteering in their communities in an effort to make positive change. According to a person close to Clinton, she has said that she plans to donate all of her NBC earnings to the Clinton Foundation and to the George Washington University Hospital in her grandmother’s name (she passed away earlier this month).