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TODAY   |  June 06, 2013

Pippa Middleton’s new gig: Vanity Fair columnist

The sister of Duchess Catherine, who has already released a book and writes for a British magazine, has penned her first column for American Vanity Fair about her lifelong love of tennis. The magazine hopes to release a column by Pippa every few months. NBC’s Tamron Hall reports.

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>>> pippa middleton has a new job this morning. tamron hall has details on that. good morning.

>> good morning, savannah. pippa has just been named as a contributing editor to " vanity fair " magazine. pippa first got the world's attention in a different role as the maid of honor at the wedding of the century. then, pippa has become popular with paparazzi, tabloid readers eager to find out who she's dating and what she's wearing. now, the 29-year-old is turning some prints to make a name for herself.

>> carving out a role of her own and we're thrilled she's chosen to do it with " vanity fair " magazine.

>> for her first column, she writes about a topic she knows well, tennis. she's often seen court side and in her column giving insider tips for anyone going to wimbledon later this month. writing about her first trip when she was just 8. i bought myself a postcard on the women's championship trophy on which i wrote, i will win this some day. and she told her family, if i have to get married, it would be in my tennis whites shorts. pippa has a book out and a column in a british magazine. some are questioning whether or not she's qualified to write for " vanity fair ."

>> pippa brings a unique perspective to all of the fun that goes on in england that we don't have here. the traditions that have held for so many centuries and wimbledon is one of those.

>> " vanity fair " say they hope to have a column from pippa every few months. so far, the magazine says there are no plans for her to write about her royal in-laws.

>> we'll have to see if those plans remain in place, guys. i'm sure she'll write something eventually. come on, on her sister and the royals.

>> tamron, thank you so much.