Well, that was fast. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former president Bill Clinton and former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has decided to leave her post at NBC as a correspondent.
Instead of continuing her work as a journalist, the New York Daily News is reporting that the mother-to-be is quitting her cushy job at NBC in order to focus more on the Clinton Foundation.
That said, there doesn’t seem to be hard feelings between Chelsea and NBC. Senior Vice President Alex Wallace made a statement to People about the former NBC correspondent.
“Chelsea’s storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities.”
“While she will be missed, we look forward to working with her in the future.”
In a statement via her Facebook page, Chelsea Clinton said in addition to focusing on the Clinton Foundation, she was looking forward to welcoming her first child with husband Marc Mezvinsky.
She also detailed some of her experiences at NBC that were worthwhile:
“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.”
Chelsea even highlighted what she learned from her viewers as well.
“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.”
When Clinton signed on the dotted line back in 2011 with NBC, she was making $600,000 a year with the network.
Many have wished Hillary and Bill’s daughter well wishes on her next adventure as a mother.
— Lillily (@Liliums77) August 29, 2014
— freelancejournalist (@freelancerjourn) August 29, 2014
Well wishes for Chelsea Clinton and her next chapter as a mother.
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