Bill Clinton's daughter Chelsea is embarking on a media career after landing a job as a TV news correspondent.

The daughter of the former U.S. President is the newest reporter for NBC Nightly News' Making A Difference series.

The 31 year old was hired for the role after contacting network bosses and expressing an interest in making a difference for others.

Clinton says in a statement, "I hope telling stories through Making a Difference - as in my academic work and nonprofit work - will help me to live my grandmother's adage of 'Life is not about what happens to you, but about what you do with what happens to you.'"