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NBC hires Chelsea Clinton as a ‘special correspondent’

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US president Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has been signed up by NBC as a ‘special correspondent’. She’ll be reporting occasionally for both NBC’s nightly news show, and the Rock Center show.

Chelsea Clinton has long stayed out of the spotlight. She was not prominent in her mother’s recent political campaigns, for example. But she seems ready now to have more of a public profile, and her deal with NBC has apparently been in the works since it was first discussed in the summer.

The past year has seen a number of children of past and wannabe presidents become stars in their own right. Various offspring of the likes of Jon Huntsman, John McCain and George W. Bush have been developing media profiles, although Chelsea Clinton argualy brings a little more baggage than most since she is already such a well-known figure.

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