Maria Shriver returns to NBC

Shriver previously served as an anchor and correspondent for NBC News from 1986 until 2004.

Shriver’s new role at the network will build upon her pioneering work as First Lady of California when, from 2003-2011, she championed a number of women’s-focused initiatives, created the prestigious Minerva Awards honoring remarkable women, and produced the annual Women’s Conference.

She will not appear regularly on any one NBC program, but will be on a variety of them and will produce and anchor prime-time special reports. Her appearances will not be limited to NBC’s network news programs; they could also come on the cable channels MSNBC and CNBC and on the company’s sports shows. Her other title will be editor at large for women’s issues for the Web sites owned by NBC News, indicating that she will contribute to those as well.

In addition, she will serve as an Editor at Large for women’s issues across the NBC News Digital properties, working with the teams to expand on editorial content and news programming that touches on women’s multi-faceted lives. Overall, the partnership with Shriver represents one of the largest commitments NBC News has made to coverage of women’s issues.

“I’ve always believed that television can inspire and elevate humanity, and that’s my mission with this new partnership,” said Maria Shriver. “I look forward to shining a light on all areas of a woman’s experience – from faith and finances, wellness and work, to relationships and the new realities of modern life– and exploring these issues in a way that brings the voices of men into these critically important conversations.”

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