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Chelsea Clinton will work on projects for NBC's newsmagazine, "Rock Center."
updated 11/14/2011 2:51:24 PM ET 2011-11-14T19:51:24

Chelsea Clinton began work at NBC News on Monday, the second daughter of a former president at the network. NBC said it had hired the 31-year-old Clinton to work on projects for "NBC Nightly News" and Brian Williams' newsmagazine, "Rock Center." She will report stories for the feel-good "Making a Difference" series.

The only child of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pursuing a doctorate at Oxford and working for the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative.

Former President George W. Bush's daughter Jenna Bush Hager does stories for the TODAY show.

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NBC said Chelsea Clinton wasn't available for an interview, but issued a statement: "People who imagine and implement solutions to challenges in their own lives, in their communities, in our country and in our world have always inspired me."

Recent "Making a Difference" stories highlighted a 7-year-old boy raising money for a friend with cancer by racing go-karts, a marathon runner raising money for his mother who suffers from Parkinson's disease and rock star Bon Jovi opening a restaurant where people who cannot pay for meals can do volunteer work to earn food.

NBC News President Steve Capus said that "given her vast experiences, it's as though Chelsea has been preparing for this opportunity her entire life."

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    BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: And as you may have heard by now, NBC News made an announcement this morning that we're awfully proud of. Chelsea Clinton is joining NBC News as a special correspondent, and she has asked to participate in our popular series MAKING A DIFFERENCE . She's anxious to report stories of volunteerism and highlight the great works of ordinary humanity that we encounter every day. So we'll be hearing from Chelsea Clinton very soon on upcoming broadcasts of NBC NIGHTLY NEWS and

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