You went to J-School and now you are in debt with your school loans. You are working your way up from crappy stations in tiny markets barely making barely enough to make ends meet.
So how would you feel if someone that had no Journalism experience and never worked at a TV station, landed a job at the network paying $600,000 a year and only worked a few days a month at most?
Doesn't seem fair, does it?
Well, say hello to former first daughter Chelsea Clinton.
Politico reports that Chelsea Clinton earned an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News before switching to a month-to-month contract earlier this year.
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.
“We don’t comment on details of existing contracts,” a network spokesperson said. “NBC News continues to enjoy a wonderful working relationship with Chelsea, and we are proud of her work.”
We might be proud of her work as well.
If we ever see any of it.
Clinton is pulling in more money than a number of NBC Correspondents you see on a nightly basis.
Life is not always fair....especially in TV news.