It’s been 8 years but Maria Shriver is finally returning to NBC News. The former first lady of California gained popularity as an anchor and correspondent for NBC News from 1986 through 2004. She then stepped down to focus on her political life with her husband Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California.
The announcement of Shriver’s return was made Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show. But it wasn’t completely unexpected; Shriver appeared on “Today” last month to contribute to the network’s coverage of the selection of the new pope in Rome. Shriver’s official role will be as “special anchor.”
Her main focus is going to be on the power of women and shifting roles women are taking on their lives. She’s also expected to become an editor on women’s issues on NBC’s digital websites as well. We wish her the best of luck on a solid return to TV (and the internet).