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Chelsea Clinton's New TV Gig—What Will Former First Daughter Be Doing?

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NBC News certainly has the market cornered on the bipartisan hiring of former first daughters (hey, everyone has their niche).

The network announced this morning that it's added Chelsea Clinton to its employee roster, signing the 31-year-old daughter of President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as a full-time special correspondent.

Nice gig. But what, exactly, does that mean?

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Well, unlike fellow former first daughter Jenna Hager Bush, who joined the Today show as a special correspondent back in 2009, or not-quite-first-daughter Meghan McCain, who's been working a contributor to MSNBC, Clinton will be putting her considerable talents, expertise and, let's be honest, connections, to use as more of an all-arounder for the Peacock, and will contribute to both NBC Nightly News and the new Rock Center With Brian Williams.

For the nightly news program, she will contribute stories to the "Making a Difference" series of segments, a human interest set of features which highlights positive works done by either companies or individuals to improve the lives of others.

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According to The New York Times, the position starts immediately, and Chelsea is expected to turn up at the news offices over at 30 Rock bright and earlier this morning (she's probably posing for her ID card as we speak).

"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,' " she told the newspaper.

Here's to fairness and balance.

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