December 03, 2011 10:36pm PT by Sofia M. Fernandez
Chelsea Clinton NBC News Debut Set for Dec. 12
Chelsea Clinton's first appearance as a NBC News correspondant is set for Dec. 12. The former first daughter will appear on Rock Center With Brian Williams during a segment about a nonprofit organization in her home state of Arkansas.
The report is part of the network's "Making a Difference" franchise and was spearheaded by Clinton, notes the New York Times.
Clinton's profiles will be broadcast on Rock Center as well as the NBC Nightly News. Clinton joined the news organization in mid-November, at which time the network stressed that she will not be a traditional news correspondant, i.e., she won't be reporting on politics.
Clinton said of her new position, "I hope telling stories through 'Making a Difference' -- as in my academic work and non-profit 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'."
Clinton, 31, also recently joing the board of Barry Diller's IAC and is the second daughter of a former president to work for the company. George W. Bush's daugher Jenna Bush Hager is a correspondant for the Today show, while Meghan McCain, the daughter of Arizona Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain, reports for MSNBC.