NBC News adds Meghan McCain as contributor

November 21st, 2011

By Lucas Shaw
Nov. 21, 2011

MSNBC announced Monday that Meghan McCain, daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain, has joined MSNBC as a paid contributor, making her first appearance on “NOW with Alex Wagner.”

McCain has appeared as a guest on the “Lean Forward” network since 2009, but this makes her post official — and salaried.

This news comes less than a week after NBC News announced that Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary, had come aboard as a special correspondent. And then there is Jenna Bush Hager, contributor to NBC’s “Today” show and daughter of president number 43 — George W. Bush.

While Clinton’s appointment struck some as a case of nepotism, McCain has not only contributed to the network for a few years but is a columnist for The Daily Beast, where she writes about social issues, marriage equality and other such topics.

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