Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonVirginia governor's race enters new phase as early voting begins Business coalition aims to provide jobs to Afghan refugees Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader MORE, will begin a new position as a special correspondent for NBC News on Monday.

Clinton will work on a segment called “Making a Difference” for "NBC Nightly News." The segment highlights volunteers who make a difference in their respective communities, an area of interest about which Clinton approached NBC President Steve Capus, according to The New York Times.

"I have long been impressed that Brian and his team at NBC place consistent importance on sharing stories of empowerment that in turn help empower other people and families. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this tradition," Clinton said in a statement released by NBC.


Clinton, 31, remained out of the public eye for most of her father's presidency and mother Hillary's subsequent political career. However, she has been actively involved in the Clinton Foundation, among other causes. Clinton's spokesman squashed rumors last month that had Clinton considering a run for Congress from New York.

Clinton will continue her work with the Clinton Foundation, where she serves on the board, as well as her doctoral studies at NYU, while working for NBC.

"Chelsea Clinton has led a remarkable life. She possesses an uncommon understanding of humanity — on city streets, across this country and around the globe. We are so excited she's joining us to tell the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things," said "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams in a statement.

Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former President George W. Bush, works for NBC's "Today" show.

— This post was updated at 8:39 a.m.