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Chelsea Clinton to report on 'Making a Difference' for NBC News

November 14, 2011 | 10:58 am

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Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is joining NBC's "Rock Center With Brian Williams" and "NBC Nightly News" as a special correspondent assigned to highlight stories within the "Making a Difference" franchise.

"Making a Difference" segments "have a history of profiling 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 everyday things," said a NBC news release. "Clinton's dedication to public service, solution-based advocacy and focus on empowering people across the country and around the world resonates with the purpose and content of 'Making a Difference.' "

Clinton's role with NBC News will allow her to continue her work with the nonprofit Clinton Foundation and her studies in parallel.

Clinton is not the first presidential daughter to be hired by NBC News. Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of George W. Bush, works as a correspondent for the "Today" show.

Said NBC Anchor and Nightly News managing editor Brian Williams: "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 extraordinary things."

Clinton said in a statement: "People who imagine and implement solutions to challenges in their own lives, in their communities, in our country and our world have always inspired me. I hope telling stories through 'Making a Difference' -- as in my academic work and nonprofit 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.' "

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-- Greg Braxton

Photo: Chelsea Clinton in 2004. Credit: Mannie Garcia/Reuters

 

 

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