Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton has joined NBC News as a special correspondent, effective immediately.
The network announced today that Clinton is teaming up with "Rock Center with Brian Williams" and "NBC
Nightly News" as a Special Correspondent. Clinton's
role with the shows and the network will be to highlight stories within the
"Making a Difference" franchise.
The "Making a Difference" segments profile 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." NBC says Clinton's new position will allow her to
continue her work with the Clinton Foundation.
"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," said Steve Capus, President of NBC News.
"We are proud she will be bringing her considerable, unique talents and
dedication to NBC News."
"Our Making a Difference segments have become a
signature of the broadcast. They adhere to a simple goal of highlighting the
good works being done across the country and around the world," said Brian
Williams, Anchor and Managing Editor of Nightly News and Rock Center. "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
“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.
"I have long
been impressed that Brian and his team at NBC place consistent importance on
sharing stories of empowerment that in turn, help empower other people and
families. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this
Chelsea Clinton has worked at McKinsey & Company
and Avenue Capital and studied at Stanford, Oxford and Columbia Universities.
She is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford, working at New York University
and working with the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative, founded and run by her father, President Bill Clinton, of course.
recent professional and academic work, including her recent academic
publications, have focused on questions around how to improve access to
relatively low-cost, high-quality health care services around the world, for
both acute and chronic health care needs, as well as questions of empowerment
and equal rights, including areas related to health, the arts and focused more
holistically, on areas that particularly concern children.
Chelsea Clinton currently
serves on the boards of the Clinton Foundation, the School of American Ballet,
Common Sense Media, the Weill Cornell Medical College and IAC. Chelsea and her
husband Marc Mezvinsky live in New York City.