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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea Clinton, speaks during 'What Works for Women Leaders in Technology' Hosted By SELF Magazine And The Clinton Foundation at Conde Nast on October 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FL - OCTOBER 22: Chelsea Clinton signs copies of her book 'ITS YOUR WORLD' at Books and Books on October 22, 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic)
Marc and I are full of love, awe and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.
In this handout image provided by Barbara Kinney, Marc Mezvinsky (L) and Chelsea Clinton pose during their wedding at the Astor Courts Estate on July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck, New York. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, married Marc Mezvinsky today in an interfaith ceremony at the estate built by John Jacob Astor on the Hudson River about two hours north of New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky attend the 2011 School of American Ballet Winter Ball at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on March 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)
Chelsea Clinton vice-chair Clinton Foundation (C) is flanked by husband Marc Mezvinsky (L) and mother, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, (R) during the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York September 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/STEPHEN CHERNIN (Photo credit should read STEPHEN CHERNIN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is flanked by her daughter Chelsea and husband former US President Bill Clinton during the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative meeting, September 22, 2011 in New York. AFP PHOTO/STEPHEN CHERNIN (Photo credit should read STEPHEN CHERNIN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: Exterior view of a building (C) on East 26th Street on March 16, 2013 where Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky have recently bought their $10.5 million apartment, in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky arrive at the Dance Theatre Of Harlem 44th Anniversary Celebration at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on February 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky walk on the National Mall January 19, 2013 in Washington, DC. Events around the Inauguration started with a national day of service a yearly event where Americans are encouraged to volunteer and contribute to service projects to honor American civil rights leader Martin Luther King. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) is ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as her husband former president Bill Clinton (2nd L) and daughter Chelsea look on at the State Department in Washington on February 2, 2009. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY- SEPTEMBER 22: Daughter of former US President Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton (R) sits with her husband Marc Mezvinsky during the closing Plenary session of the seventh Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) at the Sheraton New York Hotel on September 22, 2011 in New York City. Established in 2005 by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the CGI assembles global leaders to develop and implement solutions to some of the world's most urgent problems. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)
Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky attend the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative meeting on September 20, 2011 in New York. AFP PHOTO/STEPHEN CHERNIN (Photo credit should read STEPHEN CHERNIN/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Vice chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton takes part in the Closing Plenary Session: 'Aiming for the Moon and Beyond' during the fourth day of the Clinton Global Initiative's 10th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Chelsea Clinton speaks during the 'Valuing What Matters' panal discussion during the third day of the Clinton Global Initiative's 10th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, speaks during the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. The 2014 CGI theme of 'Reimagining Impact' brings members together to facilitate the development of forward-thinking and to re-envision the way we impact the world. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Chelsea Clinton attends the 2014 Wildlife Conservation Society Gala at Central Park Zoo on June 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
RHINEBECK, NY - JULY 31: In this handout image provided by Genevieve de Manio, Chelsea Clinton (R) weds Marc Mezvinsky at the Astor Courts Estate on July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck, New York. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, married Marc Mezvinsky today in an interfaith ceremony at the estate built by John Jacob Astor on the Hudson River about two hours north of New York City. (Photo by Genevieve de Manio via FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Louise Tabbiner, John Forte, Luke Weil and Chelsea Clinton attend the Fourth Annual Spring Soiree hosted by the Fortune Society at The Bowery Hotel on May 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Paul Gallay, Chelsea Clinton and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. attends the 2014 Riverkeeper Fishermen's Ball at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on April 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Designer Oscar de la Renta (L) and Chelsea Clinton attend the 7th Annual Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence Gala Honoring Oscar de la Renta at The Plaza Hotel on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - APRIL 17: Producer of the film 'Of Many' Chelsea Clinton (2nd R), daughter of the former President of the United States Bill Clinton and the former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Executive director and Imam of the Islamic Center at New York University (NYU), Khalid Latif (L), director of the film 'Of Many' Linda Mills (2nd L), and Executive Director of the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU Rabbi Yehuda Sarna (R) attend the Shorts: City Limits, 2014 Tribeca Film Festival at AMC Loews Village 7, in New York, United States. (Photo by Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
In this handout image provided by Barbara Kinney, (L-R) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her mother Dorothy Rodham and Chelsea Clinton pose during the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky at the Astor Courts Estate on July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck, New York. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, married Marc Mezvinsky today in an interfaith ceremony at the estate built by John Jacob Astor on the Hudson River about two hours north of New York City.
In this handout image provided by Genevieve de Manio, Chelsea Clinton (R) weds Marc Mezvinsky at the Astor Courts Estate on July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck, New York. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, married Marc Mezvinsky today in an interfaith ceremony at the estate built by John Jacob Astor on the Hudson River about two hours north of New York City.
In this handout image provided by Barbara Kinney, (L-R) Marc Mezvinsky, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and former U.S. President Bill Clinton pose during the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky at the Astor Courts Estate on July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck, New York. Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, married Marc Mezvinsky today in an interfaith ceremony at the estate built by John Jacob Astor on the Hudson River about two hours north of New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Chelsea Clinton (L) and Marc Mezvinsky attend the 8th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards And CGCA Blue Carpet at Sheraton New York Times Square on September 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
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By DAVID BAUDER

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chelsea Clinton - under scrutiny for her pricey contract with NBC News - hasn't been featured since January, but the network says it does expect two completed stories to air soon, and two others are in the works.

Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter, who was hired in 2011, has done just a smattering of reporting for NBC News. Last week, Politico reported she is being paid $600,000 a year. Politico also said the 34-year-old, who is expecting her first child later this year, is now on a month-to-month contract that would ease her departure should her mother decide to run for president in 2016.

The news division would not go into detail about Clinton's contract or her work when contacted by The Associated Press. A Clinton spokesman, Kamyl Bazbaz, referred questions to NBC.

NBC News has aired two stories by Chelsea Clinton so far in 2014, both on education programs targeting the underprivileged that were shown on "Nightly News" in January. NBC indicated, however, that Clinton has done two stories that are expected to air on "Nightly News" shortly and two others for which filming has been scheduled. Clinton is also busier with outside work, reportedly taking a more active role in her parents' foundation, and NBC wanted to avoid the appearance of a conflict by having her on the air around the time Hillary Clinton was doing a round of media interviews about her new book.

Clinton began work at the network in November 2011. She was the second presidential daughter to get work at NBC; Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of George W. Bush, is a "Today" show correspondent. Besides "Nightly News," Clinton was hired to do stories for Brian Williams' "Rock Center" newsmagazine, which has since been canceled.

Clinton profiled designer Stella McCartney and author Judy Blume for "Rock Center" and also did a cringeworthy voiceover "interview" with the Geico gecko. Much of her work falls under the umbrella of NBC's "Making a Difference" stories, about various efforts to make communities better.

She's done stories on the Maya Angelou Academy, a school program for jailed teenagers; a restaurant chain that donates leftover food to the needy; a Rhode Island school program where teachers at public and charter schools swap ideas; and an Arkansas tutoring program.

Her "Nightly News" stories this year were about a "homework diner" in New Mexico that feeds free meals to schoolchildren and their families, and a boxing gym in Detroit where youngsters must prove they've done their schoolwork to put on the gloves.

"She has a niche on the `Nightly News' profiling philanthropic, volunteer and community service programs, often in praise of these groups," news consultant Andrew Tyndall, who monitors the content of network evening news programs, said Wednesday. "She puts herself in the center of these groups' activities. It's a cheerleader style of reporting."

Bush's daughter seems genuinely interested in being a television journalist, while that doesn't appear to be the case with Clinton, Tyndall said.

Bush Hager interviewed President Barack Obama about fatherhood for a "Today" story that aired earlier this month, and Michelle Obama this winter about the first lady's healthy living initiatives. She's also interviewed Jordin Sparks and reported on school curriculum efforts recently.

For a news division, an unspoken advantage to having a presidential relative on the payroll might be help in getting access to their famous family in newsworthy situations. George W. Bush gave his first television interview since leaving the White House to the "Today" show's Matt Lauer in 2010. Hager Bush also interviewed her father about his paintings for "Today" in April.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton's first television interview on her new book went to Diane Sawyer of ABC News.

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