She was a young woman who long shunned the cameras, but on Monday Chelsea Clinton will make her debut in an implausible new role – as a television correspondent.
The once media-averse daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton begins a three-month stint as a contributor to the NBC network with a segment about a children's charity in Arkansas, where she grew up when her father was governor.
Two days later, Miss Clinton, a keen ballerina, will host a live broadcast of The Nutcracker to be transmitted through the American Forces Network to U.S. troops serving overseas.
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At the age of 31, the former first daughter is emerging into the national spotlight after years of studiously avoiding it.