What’s the pay scale for a rookie network news correspondent with no news experience whatsoever? Six-hundred thousand bucks!!!!
That’s according to Politico’s Dylan Byers and Maggie Haberman, whoreport that a prospect who came on board NBC News in November 2011 snared just that level of annual compensation. She was hired to do feel-good stories as part of NBC News’s “Making a Difference” franchise. Her name is Chelsea Clinton. And what did she do for that salary… well, not a lot but she interview the Geico gecko, asking the little creature, “Now gecko, do people recognize you on the street?” And, “Is there a downside to all this fame?”