Maria Shriver inks deal to return to NBC


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TV journalist Maria Shriver has inked a non-exclusive contract to work for NBC. The across the board deal means that Shriver's reports will air not just on the NBC Network, but also on cablers CNBC, NBC Sports, and MSNBC. In addition, her work will be included on the Internet and other NBC digital properties. The focus of Shriver's stories will be today's woman, her current role and how life for women continues to evolve.

View attachment 2315 The former first lady of California, Shriver gave up her career to support her husband's, then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, political career. Before that, she'd worked in a variety of roles for both NBC and CBS, serving as correspondent at times and even hosting primetime shows such as First Person with Maria Shriver where she interviewed various personalities, including actor Patrick Swayze in 1992.

Having filed for divorce from Schwarzenegger, who has acknowledged having at least one affair during the marriage, Shriver has said she didn't want a full time return to TV journalism. The daughter of President John F. Kennedy's sister, Eunice, she has worked frequently on issues related to women in the past and thus was convinced to take on this new role for NBC, especially since she still has the freedom to do other projects for other sources.

In 2009, Shriver, whose mother had recently died, and Swayze's widow, Lisa, both participated in the The Women's Conference, discussing their grief during a panel on Grief, Healing and Resilience.