Chelsea Clinton Set To Open WICT Conference Sept. 10

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Chelsea Clinton, special correspondent for NBC News, will lead off the 2012 WICT Leadership Conference with opening remarks and a Q&A session on Monday, Sept. 10, in New York City.

"We are thrilled to welcome Chelsea Clinton to the WICT Leadership Conference," Kathy Payne, the Women in Cable Telecommunications WICT board chair and VP, Content Acquisition for Cox Communications, said in a release. "Her commitment to many dynamic causes both domestically and abroad, and her current work on human interest stories for NBC News that highlight people who make a difference, demonstrates her desire to bring about transformative change in the world at large."

Chelsea Clinton on NBC's 'Rock Center'

WICT CEO Maria E. Brennan added in the release: "WICT is honored to have Chelsea Clinton open our 2012 Leadership Conference as we kick off Diversity Week. With the conference focused on making connections, engaging with others and leading transformation, Chelsea exemplifies these qualities in her life and career, and we look forward to her insights."

Clinton -- the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- joined NBC News in 2011 as a special correspondent, reporting feature stories as part of the "Making a Difference" series for NBC Nightly News and Rock Center with Brian Williams. She is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford as well as working at New York University, the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.

She made news earlier today, in reports from an interview she gave with Vogue magazine in which she indicated there might be circumstances in which she would run for elective office.

The WICT Leadership Conference will take place at the Hilton New York, Sept. 10-11. More information about the conference and The WICT Touchstones Luncheon is at www.wictconference.org.

Comcast/NBCUniversal and the Comcast Foundation are the highest-level (platinum) sponsor of the conference. Other sponsors are Viacom Media Networks/EPIX (gold); Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (silver) and Suddenlink Communications (bronze). WE tv is the premier sponsor of the 2012 WICT Touchstones Luncheon.

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