Mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton announced to People magazine on Friday that she is stepping down from her cushy $600,000 a year gig as a special correspondent to NBC in order to prepare for becoming a parent this fall with husband Marc Mezvinsky.
Clinton will stay on at her dad’s Clinton Foundation where she works on climate change, economic development, global health and women empowerment initiatives. The has traveled numerous times to Africa to introduce sustaining projects there for local communities.
The Oxford PhD holder raised some eyebrows when she started at NBC about 3 years ago because despite her advance degrees, she had very little practical journalism experience. Nonetheless, during her time at NBC groups she covered like Arkansas-based TOPPS program, for example, raised $300,000 after Clinton covered their work to filling “the hunger, education and safety gaps for kids of all ages” in the community.
Before getting hired, Clinton worked at McKinsey & Company and the Avenue Capital Group.
The couple have chosen to not find out the gender of the baby, who her mom potential 2016 US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been waiting on for years.
Last year, Chelsea told TODAY she planned to start trying to get pregnant after she became devastated over the death of her maternal grandmother.