NBC announced Monday that it has hired Chelsea Clinton to become a full-time special correspondent for NBC News.
The appointment was immediate. Ms. Clinton will begin work on stories that NBC expects to use as part of its “Making a Difference” series, which runs on “NBC Nightly News,” said Steve Capus, president of NBC News.
Mr. Capus said an intermediary contacted him in July with word that “she was kicking around what she wanted to do next.”
Mr. Capus said he had met with Ms. Clinton and had a long conversation that began with a simple question. “I asked her: ‘What are you interested in doing?’ ”
This is totally cool! I’ve been kicking around what I’d like to do next, too, and I can’t wait for when the head of NBC News calls me and asks me what I’m interested in doing! I’m so going to tell him that I want to spend three years doing an in-depth, episode-by-episode analysis of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s gonna be great.
Lest you think Clinton got any sort of “special treatment,” look, NBC has hired lots of new correspondents recently:
Ms. Clinton will become the second daughter of a president hired by NBC News, and the third daughter of a recent presidential candidate. Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of President George W. Bush, works as a correspondent for NBC’s “Today” show, and Meghan McCain, daughter of John McCain, is a contributor to MSNBC.
I love the smell of meritocracy in the morning!