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TODAY   |  April 18, 2014

Chelsea Clinton pregnant with first child

The daughter of Bill and Hilary Clinton announced she was expecting with her husband of almost four years during New York’s Tribeca Film Festival Thursday night. NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell reports.

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>>> now to big news from one of the country's most prom neninent families. bill and hillary clinton are going to become first-time grandparents. her daughter chelsea made that announcement at an event here in new york , and nbc's andrea mitchell has all the latest. andrea, good morning.

>> good morning, savannah. it was not the announcement everyone has been waiting for from hillary clinton . it was chelsea clinton who stole the show, giving her mom the one thing she's always wanted. chelsea clinton at new york 's tribeca film festival thursday night, after stealing the spotlight herself that afternoon.

>> mark and i are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year. [ cheers and applause ]

>> both prospective grandparents are thrilled. hillary clinton tweeting, my most exciting title yet, grandmother to be. and the former president adding, excited to add a new line to my twitter handle, grandfather to be. chelsea and mark have been married for almost four years. her parents haven't been shy about wanting a grandchild.

>> from my parents, there is completely unapologetic pressure.

>> as hillary clinton told savannah in 2011 --

>> one title i know you seek to have one of these days is grsm.

>> yes, you figured that out?

>> and bill clinton that same year.

>> i'd like to be a grandfather. i would like to have a happy wife, and she won't be unless she's a grandmother. something she wants more than she wanted to be president.

>> at the george w. bush library opening a year ago --

>> i want to say, mr. president, once again, you got the better of me and you beat me to be a grandfather.

>> and just last month --

>> do you think you and the president will have another child, any more children?

>> well, no, but i wouldn't mind one of those grandchildren that i hear so much about.

>> chelsea grew up in front of our eyes, from the governor's mansion in arkansas to the white house years. at her parents' side as they traveled the world and campaigned at home. more recently, she also joined the family business , a full partner in their foundation. but always right beside her mother in good times and bad.

>> i just hope that i will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me.

>> this isn't a complete surprise. chelsea told "glamour" magazine last fall that 2014 would be the year of the baby. and now happily, she's due in the fall. savannah?

>> 2014 is the year of the baby. we think so. anyone notice online, tamron?

>> let's think about that. oh, everyone noticed online. absolutely adorable responses regarding chelsea expecting her first baby this fall, as you heard andrea report. she and her mom were at a conference in new york . and we have baby fever here as well, which we mentioned. so, here's chelsea 's official tweet on its. mark and i are so thrilled to be expecting our first child in the fall. thank you for all the kind words. as i mentioned, baby fever taking over. savannah guthrie tweeted out, congrats. jenna bush hager said congratulations chelsea clinton . welcome to the best club in the world, mommahood is wonderful. i love that. ellen degeneres also tweeted, high expectations for this kid. chelsea clinton is going to have a baby. no reports if it's a boy or girl , but it did just win a seat in the illinois general assembly . send your hash tag to us. #orangeroom. but quickly, they're babies and birthdays. it's her