Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, has joined NBC news as a reporter.
Clinton will largely work on stories in the Making a Difference series, part of NBC Nightly News, according to the New York Times.
What we talked about was if she were to come on board that's the kind of thing she would be interested in doing. We knew she wasn't going to do the lead story. But having somebody who was going to do really captivating feature assignments for the 'Making a Difference' franchise really kind of synced up, NBC News President Steve Capus said to the Times.
Clinton is the second former first-daughter to join NBC, the Huffington Post noted. One of Clinton's successors, George W. Bush's daughter Jenna Bush Hager, works for the Today show.
Clinton invoked her Grandmother Dorothy Rodham, who recently died, in a statement about why she was joining the news network.
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,' her statement read, according to the Times.