Less than three years after making her debut as an NBC News correspondent, Chelsea Clinton is leaving the network. She tells People the reason for her departure is “to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child.”
“It’s been a privilege to be part of the NBC Family,” Clinton says in a longer statement on Facebook. “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.’“
The departure comes months after a Politico report claimed she was making an annual salary of $600,000 for the gig, which raised many eyebrows. Her final on-air segment with the network aired Aug. 1.