Chelsea Clinton, 31 years old, started work Monday, November 14, 2011 for NBC in the series “Making a Difference”. Chelsea Clinton will work on covering the lives of volunteers who give their time to help other people.
Most recently, “Making a Difference” did a story about a 7 year old that raised money by racing go-karts for his friend that suffers from cancer. Also a story about Bon Jovi opening a new restaurant for people that can volunteer to earn their food.
She is the former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter. Chelsea Clinton is currenting pursuing her doctorate at Oxford and is also working for the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative.
In a statement to The New York Times, Chelsea Clinton said, “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.’ ”
Chelsea Clinton isn’t the only former president daughter NBC has hired. Former President George W. Bush’s daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, does stories for the Today show. Meghan McCain also was recently hired from NBC and will be an analyst for MSNBC. Meghan McCain is the daughter of 2008 GOP presidental candidate John McCain and she is the author of “Dirty Sexy Politics.” Luke Russert also works at NBC as a correspondent for NBC Nightly News, Today, and MSNBC. He is the son of the late Tim Russert and Vanity Fair writer, Maureen Orth.
Steve Capus, president of NBC News said in a statement Monday:
“Given Chelsea Clinton’s vast experiences, it’s as though she has been preparing for this opportunity her entire adult life.”
It’s been speculated by CBS News that hiring her may raise some questions if this will allow NBC news to get some future stories that involve her parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton. It has happened before with Jenna Bush Hager’s father, George W. Bush and his first post-presidency interview with Matt Lauer.