NBC Reportedly Paid Chelsea Clinton a Whopping $600K Salary

Chelsea Clinton once earned an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News, POLITICO‘s Dylan Byers and Maggie Haberman revealed on Friday via sources with knowledge.

Their report reads:

Clinton, who joined NBC News as a “special correspondent” in November 2011, was up for renewal or non-renewal this year. Instead, the sources said, the network decided to keep her on the payroll on a month-to-month basis so that the two parties could sever ties if Clinton’s mother, Hillary, runs for president.

[…] As special correspondent, Clinton worked on service-related feature assignments for NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” until the show’s cancellation in June 2013. Clinton has since worked on packages for NBC Nightly News.

In the media world, $600k is a large salary compared to what some high-level editors and producers make annually. As Reason‘s Matt Welch pointed out, Clinton’s six-figure salary amounted to a higher amount than what former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson ($475,000) and her predecessor Bill Keller ($559,000) made. Yeesh:

Wonder what they pay Jenna Bush Hager

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