Chelsea Leaves NBC

Chelsea Clinton appears onstage at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in 2012 / AP


Chelsea Clinton is stepping down from her correspondent job at NBC News, according to People.

After not quite three years as a special correspondent for NBC News – and with just a little while until she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expected to become parents – the former first daughter is now leaving that position, she tells PEOPLE in a statement, "to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look forward to welcoming our first child."

Having specialized in feel-good stories of "remarkable people and organizations making a profound difference," Clinton, 34, says the highlights of her job included meeting people like Annette Dove, whose TOPPS program in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, "continues to fill the hunger, education and safety gaps for kids of all ages in her community."

Clinton received an exorbitant $600,000 a year salary at NBC.