This past Friday morning, Politico published the previously unknown details of former first daughter Chelsea Clinton’s contract with NBC News. According to the story, Clinton was given an annual salary of $600,000 when she joined NBC News as a “special correspondent” in November 2011. If you do the math, Clinton has earned about $26,724 for each minute she appeared on air.
A spokesperson for NBC News said, “I don’t comment on details of existing contracts.” Politico also said Clinton’s contract “was up for renewal or nonrenewal this year” and she was placed on the payroll on a month – to – month basis to allow her to cut ties with the network if her mother, Hillary Clinton, launches her rumored presidential bid in 2016.
NBC News did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Business Insider asking for information about Clinton’s salary or the number of appearances she has made since becoming a special correspondent.
Clinton’s 14 past appearances identified by Business Insider included news segments where she interviews with the Geico gecko and feel good “Making a Difference” pieces like one on foster grandparents and another on a program to provide therapy dogs to soldiers.