Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC
August 29th, 2014
12:05 PM ET
4 months ago

Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC

Washington (CNN) - Chelsea Clinton, who joined NBC as a special correspondent in 2011, is stepping down from the news network.

Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter announced her departure in a Facebook post, hanging the decision on her desire to continue working for the Clinton Foundation and the fact that she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky will be welcoming their first child this fall.

"I am profoundly grateful to NBC viewers who responded to the stories I shared, providing funds to help expand the reach of those programs and who encouraged their schools’ principals, their mayors and local activists to think about how to build similarly transformative programs in their own communities," Clinton wrote. "It’s been a privilege to be part of the NBC Family."

While at NBC, Clinton worked on stories for "Rock Center with Brian Williams," which was canceled in 2013, and “NBC Nightly News.”

Her stories were largely service-focused, including features on a boxing gym that offers tutoring in Detroit; a diner in Albuquerque, New Mexico that helps kids with homework and feeds them; and an education program in Pine Bluff, Arkansas that deals with hunger and education in the region.

Clinton's role with NBC was reportedly lucrative. Politico reported earlier this year that the former first daughter was paid $600,000 for the first few years of her contract with the network.

To much ballyhoo, Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant in April. With her mother, Hillary Clinton, considering a run at the presidency in 2016, a considerable amount of attention has focused on Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy.

On Thursday in San Francisco, Hillary Clinton was asked whether the baby would be a boy or a girl.

"I don't know because my daughter and her husband don't want to know," Clinton said. "So they have tried very hard not to find out. When they do the ultra sound I think they have their hands over their ears and their eyes.”

Clinton added: "We are going to be surprised like the old days and meet this new arrival and welcome him or her into the world."


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soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP THE NATIONAL JOKE PARTY , WE WONT PASS ANYTHING AND STILLGET PAID

    Good luck with the new bundle of JOY for the Clinton's !!!!

    August 29, 2014 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    "Chelsea will be busy campaigning for Hillary in 2016. Hillary and grandchild will be an instant photo stop sensation on the campaign trail.
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    Ummmm... it's "photo op", not "photo stop". And yeah, Hillary would probably stoop to that."

    Stoop to what? There's no "stooping" about that. It's what politicians always do. They parade out their families so you know they're good, wholesome family types blah blah blah. I really don't see anything wrong with it and can't imagine you have a good argument for why it's a "stooping" issue.

    August 29, 2014 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. it must be said

    Rudy NYC
    Captain Awesome
    @ Rudy NYC
    According to a Politico article from June of this year, Chelsea earned $600K each year for the first two years and changed to a monthly contract in 2014. So that means that she made $1.2 million for the first 2 years and an undisclosed amount for this year. FAIL
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    If that's the case, then the wording in the article is a failure. It makes it sound as if it were $600,000 in total.
    --–

    In typical leftie fashion, it is never their fault.... That $600,000 number was made public when she took the job. Your memory isn't what it used to be. I'm sure your apology will follow?

    August 29, 2014 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. Boomer in Mo

    Glad to see her go. She only did fluff, and didn't do that well.

    August 29, 2014 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  5. Tampa Tim

    Fair – Thanks for the in depth narrative in "photo op." The brain dead RWNJs would never have understood without your help.

    August 29, 2014 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  6. Barack "I don't have a clue or a strategy" Obama

    Geez, she had a great gig there getting paid megabucks to pretend to do work. But not quite as good as MY gig where I get to do the same thing, except go golfing as much as I want, take vacations and all on the taxpayers dime. Top THAT Chelsea!

    August 29, 2014 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. just saying

    Sniffit
    "Chelsea will be busy campaigning for Hillary in 2016. Hillary and grandchild will be an instant photo stop sensation on the campaign trail.
    -
    Ummmm... it's "photo op", not "photo stop". And yeah, Hillary would probably stoop to that."
    --–
    Stoop to what? There's no "stooping" about that. It's what politicians always do. They parade out their families so you know they're good, wholesome family types blah blah blah. I really don't see anything wrong with it and can't imagine you have a good argument for why it's a "stooping" issue.
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    but we already know bill clinton is the furthest thing from a wholesome family type as you can get!! so you are saying the clintons will continue their lies on the campaign trial.

    August 29, 2014 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  8. Say WHAT???

    Sniffit
    " that why Pres.Obama took 500 BILLIONS from Medicare to fund HIS ACA"
    Except he didn't.
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    Tampa Tim
    the $500 billion went to ACA and has provided health care to millions of uninsured Americans.
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    OK, so which one of our resident lefty experts is lying and which one is not???

    BWAHAHAHAHA!!! Keep talking, I mean lying, or is it spinning?

    August 29, 2014 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    it must be said

    Rudy NYC
    Captain Awesome
    @ Rudy NYC
    According to a Politico article from June of this year, Chelsea earned $600K each year for the first two years and changed to a monthly contract in 2014. So that means that she made $1.2 million for the first 2 years and an undisclosed amount for this year. FAIL
    --–
    If that's the case, then the wording in the article is a failure. It makes it sound as if it were $600,000 in total.
    ––

    In typical leftie fashion, it is never their fault.... That $600,000 number was made public when she took the job. Your memory isn't what it used to be. I'm sure your apology will follow?
    --------------------------------
    I've already stood corrected. The phrasing in this article was misleading. I stand by my original interpretation.

    August 29, 2014 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  10. Tampa Tim

    You RWNJs do know that the republican house is going to have to provide the funding for any long term action, which means nothing will get done.

    August 29, 2014 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
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