Maria Shriver

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Full Name Maria Shriver
Age 64 Years Old
Nick Name Maria Shriver
Gender Female
Famous As Author, Journalist
Birth Date November 06, 1955
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, U.S
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Maria Owings Shriver is an American journalist, author, and former First Lady of California. who was married to former Governor of California and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, from whom she filed for divorce in 2011. Additionally, She has received a Peabody Award and was co-anchor for NBC's Emmy-winning coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. Also, Shriver earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for developing a "television show with a conscience". Shriver is currently a special anchor and correspondent for NBC News.

Maria Shriver reveals how the death of Saoirse Kennedy Hill made her see life in a new way

NBC News special anchor and Kennedy family member Maria Shriver opened up in her Sunday newsletter about grieving the death of Saoirse Kennedy Hill, her cousin's 22-year-old daughter who died last month. In her newsletter, called "Maria Shriver's Sunday Paper," the host detailed the turbulent emotions that come with loss, as well as the revelation that gave her the strength to persevere through the pain. Days after Kennedy Hill's passing, Shriver wrote she went atop a mountain in Utah on Aug. 11, which was also the 10th anniversary of her mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver's death, and began "sobbing uncontrollably."

"I sobbed for my cousin," she wrote. "I sobbed for all those who are suffering. I sobbed for my own grief, sadness, and fears. I thought I was done grieving the death of my mother, my father, my uncle, my marriage (to Arnold Schwarzenegger), and my old identity – all of which unfolded in rapid succession over the last 10 years – but turns out, I wasn’t. I thought I was done grieving my youth, my children moving out, past mistakes, unrequited loves, etc., but it turns out, I wasn’t. I wasn’t done with grief, and it wasn’t done with me." Eventually, Shriver wrote, the sobs gave way to "stillness" – and when they did, she was left with an "extraordinary revelation": She was a "survivor." "My quiet mind allowed me to see myself as a survivor," she wrote. "It allowed me to realize that I was proud of myself for so many things. It allowed me to even realize that I love myself. Sitting there alone, I felt all that I am, instead of all that I am not. I felt it for perhaps the first time ever."

Famous for

  • American Journalist, author.
  • The former wife of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Where was Maria Shriver born?

Maria Shriver was born on 6 November 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Her birth name is Maria Owings Shriver with the birth sign of Scorpio and was born as a daughter to the politician Sargent Shriver(father)and activist Eunice Kennedy Shriver(mother). She also has 4 brothers named Timothy Shriver, Bobby Shriver, Anthony Shriver, and Mark Shriver. Regarding her education, Shriver attended Westland Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland and graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in 1973 in Bethesda. For more studies, She attended Manhattanville College for two years and went on to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies in June 1977.

How tall is Maria Shriver?

Journalist Maria Shriver stands the height of 5ft 5in tall with a weight of 59 kg. Furthermore, she still has an amazing slim body physique and has got an attractive personality with her green eyes and dark brown hair.

Career of Maria Shriver

  • She appeared as herself in the film Last Action Hero (1993).
  • She started her journalism career began with KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she co-anchored The CBS Morning News with Forrest Sawyer from August 1985 until August 1986 and co-anchored NBC News's Sunday Today from 1987 until 1990.
  • Shriver also served as Saturday anchor from 1989–1990 of NBC Nightly News. She was a contributing anchor on Dateline NBC from 1992 until 2004. 
  • Following her husband's November 17, 2003, inauguration as the 38th Governor of California, she became the First Lady of California.
  • In 2000, her book Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out Into The Real World was released, Shriver says that she became passionate about broadcast journalism.
  • On March 23, 2007, Shriver returned to television news as a substitute host of panel-discussion talk show Larry King Live on CNN with musician Sheryl Crow and other guests.
  • In 2008, Shriver executive-produced American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver.
  • She is a member of the International Board of Special Olympics, the organization her mother founded in 1968.
  • In February 2008, Shriver launched an ice cream company called Lovin' Scoopful with her brother, Tim Shriver. 
  • Shriver executive-produced The Alzheimer's Project, a four-part documentary series that premiered on HBO in May 2009 and later earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for developing a "television show with a conscience".
  • In October 2009, Shriver launched "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Changes Everything," a national study and comprehensive report conducted in partnership with the Center for American Progress, Rockefeller Foundation. 
  • In 2009, Shriver was honored with the Shinnyo-en Foundation's 2009 Pathfinders to Peace Award, which is bestowed annually to a person who exemplifies the ideals of compassion, harmony, and peace.
  • In 2010 The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's was published.
  • In 2014, The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink was published; it is about women and their children in poverty.
  • After Governor Schwarzenegger took office, Shriver took on several key initiatives as First Lady, which included raising awareness of the contributions of women to the state.
  • Shriver began leading the California Governor & First Lady's Conference on Women when Schwarzenegger took office in 2003.
  • In 2004, Shriver created The Minerva Awards to honor and reward "remarkable California women" who have changed their communities, their state, their country, and the world with their courage, wisdom, and strength.
  • In 2005, Shriver launched her WE Connect Program, which connects working families in need with money-saving programs and support services. 
  • As First Lady, Shriver worked to promote service and volunteerism 2008, Shriver launched her WE Invest Program, which provides training, mentoring, support networks, microloans, and other resources to help women launch or grow their businesses. 
  • In June 2009, she expanded WE Invest nationally through a partnership with Kiva, creating the first-ever online peer-to-peer micro-lending program in the U.S.
  • In November 2008, Shriver launched the California Legacy Trails, a first-of-its-kind web-based multimedia learning tool designed to help students learn California history.
  • On April 30, 2013, NBC announced that Shriver would join the network again as a special anchor working on issues surrounding the shifting roles of women in American life.
  • On October 18, 2013, Shriver returned to the anchor desk on Today, filling-in for Savannah Guthrie for the first time since 1998 as co-anchor with Matt Lauer.

Is Maria Shriver married?

Maria Shriver was married to Austrian bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger on April 26, 1986, in Hyannis, Massachusetts, at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church. The couple first met In 1977, where Tom Brokaw introduced Maria to Arnold Schwarzenegger at a charity tennis tournament being held at her mother's home. They also had 4 children together named Katherine (1989), Christina  (1991), Patrick (1993), and Christopher (1997). But,  On May 9, 2011, Schwarzenegger and Shriver announced their separation after 25 years of marriage and Shriver filed for divorce on July 1, 2011, citing "irreconcilable differences" although neither side has finalized the divorce.

Furthermore, In 2013, Shriver began dating political consultant Matthew Dowd, the strategist for Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2006 reelection campaign.

Birthday of Maria Shriver

Journalist Maria Shriver celebrates her birthday on the 6th of November with her friends and family.

Net worth of Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver has collected a good amount of money as a Journalist and author. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated to be around $100 Million which is quite enough to have a luxurious and happy life.

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