Maria Shriver will be joining (well, rejoining) the ranks of Chelsea Clinton and Jenna Bush Hager as a reporter for NBC Universal. Shriver, who was featured in our October 2011 issue highlighting The L.A. Woman, was a correspondent for Dateline until her former husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, ran for Governor in 2003. In this new role for NBC, she will produce features across multiple platforms as the face of the network’s coverage of women’s issues.
According to The New York Times, Shriver will not appear on any one show regularly but will report on the emerging power of women for NBC as a whole. Shriver will appear on as many as four NBCU outlets (NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, and NBC Sports), and will tackle other facets of women’s issues as Editor At Large across the NBC News Digital properties.
After the official announcement of her hiring was made earlier today, Shriver took to her blog to express her sentiments regarding this new stage in her life. “As many of you know, I’m passionate about the need to shine a light on women’s evolving roles as providers, parents, caretakers, and caregivers—the pressures they face and how our society might adapt to support them,” she says. “I’m excited to partner with old friends I’ve known forever—and the new friends I’ve already made—to amplify the work that I’ve dedicated myself to over the last decade.”
The mother of four will work out of Los Angeles and will continue to oversee television, book, film, and live event projects through her own production company.
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