Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chelsea Clinton Resigns From NBC News As She Looks Forward To Welcoming Her Baby

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Chelsea Clinton has left her role as a special correspondent at NBC News, where she reportedly makes $600,000 a year.

The former first daughter has been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work.

Chelsea Clinton shared a message of thanks on her FB page to mark her resignation, saying she was leaving to continue focusing on her work at the Clinton Foundation and to prepare to welcome her first child with husband Marc.

Wishing her a safe and healthy birth. Read the note below...


Thank You

When I joined the NBC family in 2011, I had long respected NBC’s commitment to telling the stories of “ordinary people doing extraordinary things." I loved watching the "Making a Difference" stories about remarkable people and organizations making a profound difference in our country and our world. I am grateful NBC gave me the opportunity to continue this important legacy.

To continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child, I have decided to leave my position as a NBC Special Correspondent.

At NBC, I’ve had the opportunity to share the work of people like Carlos “Coach Khali” Sweeney , whose Downtown Boxing Gym offers kids on the east side of Detroit a lifeline through academic tutoring and boxing instruction. I met Principal Peggy Candelaria, whose Homework Diner in Albuquerque helps kids with their homework and also feeds those same kids and their families, fostering a renewed sense of community, a program that now serves as a model across Albuquerque and beyond.

I also spent time with Annette Dove whose TOPPS program in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, continues to fill the hunger, education and safety gaps for kids of all ages in her community. I will always be inspired by their and others’ collective passion, courage, ingenuity and perseverance.

I am profoundly grateful to NBC viewers who responded to the stories I shared, providing funds to help expand the reach of those programs and who encouraged their schools’ principals, their mayors and local activists to think about how to build similarly transformative programs in their own communities.

It’s been a privilege to be part of the NBC Family. I admire the work and dedication that their reporters, producers, crews, editors and studio teams deliver every day, particularly as I personally experienced through the stewardship of Brian Williams at Nightly News and Rock Center. I especially want to thank Deborah, Alex, Tracey, Catherine, Mary, Victor, Soraya and everyone I had the honor of working with in the field, in the editing room and at Education Nation.

While my role with NBC News may be coming to an end, I look forward to working with the NBC family well into the future.

The network said in a statement to People magazine that it was sad to see her go.

"Chelsea’s storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities," said Alex Wallace, a senior vice president of NBC News. "While she will be missed, we look forward to working with her in the future."






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