She says she will focus on her Clinton Foundation work and the upcoming birth of her first child.
Chelsea Clinton earned an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News before switching to a month-to-month contract earlier this year, sources with knowledge of the agreement say. Clinton, who joined NBC News as a special correspondent in November 2011, was up for renewal or nonrenewal this year. Instead, the sources said, the network decided to keep her on the payroll on a month-to-month basis so the two parties could sever ties if Clinton’s mother, Hillary Clinton, runs for president.
Chelsea Clinton’s much-trumpeted deal with NBC seems to be nearly done. Her contract is for only 90 days, and while she’ll provide the network with two more stories, sources say it is not certain she’ll immediately sign again.
NBC News President Steve Capus emphasizes that the former president’s daughter was not hired as a publicity stunt and will not be covering political news.
The former president’s daughter will be a special correspondent, focusing on reports for the “Making a Difference” series on NBC Nightly News.