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Chelsea Clinton becomes latest celebrity turned journalist

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Meghan McCain, daughter of US Senator John McCain and Cindy McCain, began her writing career during her father's 2008 presidential campaign bid as an avid blogger. In January 2009, she began working as a correspondent for The Daily Beast.

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Angela Weiss

BOSTON- Chelsea Clinton joined the ranks of celebrity-turned-journalist on November 14 when it was announced that she was hired by NBC News as a special correspondent. Clinton is not the first former first daughter to join the NBC network; Jenna Bush, daughter of former President George W. Bush, works as a correspondent for NBC's "Today" show. Other famous public figures in this elite group include Meghan McCain and former politician Eliot Spitzer. 

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    Monica Lewinksy first came into the limelight when her affair with former President Bill Clinton became public in 1998. Since then, Lewinsky has had a flurry of occupations, from handbag designer to show presenter. In 2000, Lewinsky became a correspondent for Channel 5 in Great Britain on a show called "Monica's Postcards."

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    Peter Kramer

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    Rita Wilson, actress and wife to actor Tom Hanks, has worked in scores of films and made countless appearances on TV shows. Wilson, who has taken a step back from acting, has written several pieces for the magazine Harper's Bazaar.

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    Jason Merritt

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    Jenna Bush, daughter of former US President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, began working as a correspondent for NBC's "Today" show in August 2009. Bush has had a variety of jobs, including teaching and writing.

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    Rob Kim

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    Meghan McCain, daughter of US Senator John McCain and Cindy McCain, began her writing career during her father's 2008 presidential campaign bid as an avid blogger. In January 2009, she began working as a correspondent for The Daily Beast.

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    Angela Weiss

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    Eliot Spitzer served as New York State Attorney General and later as the 54th Governor of New York until a prostitution ring scandal caused him to resign in March 2008. Spitzer joined CNN as a commentator on his own show called "Parker Spitzer," which was later renamed "In the Arena," in June 2010; the show was later cancelled in July 2011.

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    Neilson Barnard

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    Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, joined the NBC News team as a special correspondent on November 14, 2011. Clinton, who previously worked as a business consultant, will be working for the "Making a Difference" series.

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    Jason Kempin