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Chelsea Clinton Hired by NBC News

Chelsea Clinton has been hired by NBC News as a full-time special correspondent. She will be working on stories in NBC’s “‘Making a Difference’ series, which runs on ‘NBC Nightly News.’”

Those feature reports, which have become popular on NBC’s evening newscast — and which may be added to NBC’s new prime-time newsmagazine program, “Rock Center With Brian Williams” — spotlight people who are making volunteer commitments to improve the lives of others in their community.

NBC seems to be making a habit of hiring famous political daughters:

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.

More on how this is a “serious hire,” and has nothing to do with political connections, here.