Kate Middleton’s sister Pippa is said to be in discussions with US network NBC over a roving reporter role on its flagship current affairs show Today.
The broadcaster is poised to make a concrete offer to the 30-year-old, according to reports, following her decision to give her first TV interview to the programme.
The sit-down, which has been filmed in London with NBC correspondent Matt Lauer, is due to be aired on Monday 30 June 30 and Tuesday 1 July and has already been heavily trailed.
A source told the New York Post: “NBC, along with all the major networks, have been trying to sign Pippa for some time. NBC is set to make a fresh approach to her following the interview.”
The role NBC has in mind is said to be similar to the one enjoyed by Chelsea Clinton on the same show, in which she appears in special reports – but never discusses her high-profile family.
It was reported in 2012 that NBC had been offered Pippa a job as royal correspondent but that she declined because she would not reveal information about her own family.
It would not be Pippa’s first foray into journalism – she wrote a fortnightly column for The Telegraph until March this year when they parted ways. The professional party planner has also published a book, Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities For Families and Friends.
Ben has worked as a professional journalist specialising in TV and the arts for nearly twenty years. After a two year stint on local newspapers in the mid 1990s, he spent more than 5 years as the broadcast reporter at the Stage newspaper. Following that he enjoyed staff reporting positions at the Sunday Mirror and the Sunday Times breaking stories and writing features before settling as a full time freelance writing for an array of newspapers and magazines - but mainly for the Guardian, Evening Standard, Broadcast, Independent and the New Statesman where he wrote a column.