#ProgressivePrivilege: NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton A LOT for Her Bad Reporting Routine

Chelsea Clinton

“Either we’re spoiled by TV’s unlimited population of giant personalities or this woman is one of the most boring people of her era,” one Washington Post critic charged when Chelsea Clinton first appeared on NBC.

Another compared her delivery as more fitting for “a video blog on Current TV.”


Nonetheless, the network paid Clinton a whopping $600,000 that year. It’s good to have progressive privilege.

Politico reports:

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 told POLITICO.

Clinton, who joined NBC News as a “special correspondent” in November 2011, was up for renewal or non-renewal this year. Instead, the sources said, the network decided to keep her on the payroll on a month-to-month basis so that the two parties could sever ties if Clinton’s mother, Hillary, runs for president.

Kamyl Bazbaz, a spokesperson for the 34-year-old Clinton, referred POLITICO to NBC News, which declined to discuss Clinton’s contract. “We don’t comment on details of existing contracts,” a network spokesperson said. “NBC News continues to enjoy a wonderful working relationship with Chelsea, and we are proud of her work.”

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