Fast Facts

  • Was inspired to pursue broadcast journalism after volunteering for her father's 1972 vice-presidential campaign.
  • Began career as a news writer and producer for KYW-TV in Philadelphia, PA, in 1977.
  • Became a reporter for CBS News in 1983, was later named co-anchor of the CBS Morning News, joined NBC News in 1986, and eventually became a contributing correspondent for MSNBC.
  • Worked as a correspondent on a 1998 Dateline NBC documentary about welfare reform titled Checks and Balances that won a Peabody award.
  • Author of numerous books, including Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out Into the Real World (2002) and What's Heaven? (2007).
  • Lost her job at NBC when husband Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for governor of California. She ultimately became the state's First Lady on November 17, 2003.

Awards

  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Special: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Winner

Relationships

  • Sargent Shriver — Father
  • Patrick Arnold Schwarzenegger — Son
  • Rosemary Kennedy — Aunt
  • Robert F. Kennedy — Uncle
  • Ethel Kennedy — Aunt
  • Joseph P. Kennedy II — Cousin
  • Max Kennedy — Cousin
  • Edward M. Kennedy Jr. — Cousin
  • Mark Shriver — Brother
  • Joseph Kennedy Jr. — Uncle
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis — Aunt
  • Victoria Kennedy — Aunt
  • Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg — Cousin
  • David Kennedy — Cousin
  • Michael Kennedy — Cousin
  • Stephen Smith — Cousin
  • Kym Smith — Cousin
  • Patrick Kennedy — Cousin
  • Hilda Shriver — Grandmother
  • Timothy Shriver — Brother
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger — Husband (separated)
  • Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger — Daughter
  • Rory Kennedy — Cousin
  • Amanda Smith — Cousin
  • Anthony Kennedy Shriver — Brother
  • Kathleen Kennedy Cavendish — Aunt
  • Victoria Lawford — Cousin
  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend — Cousin
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. — Cousin
  • Douglas Kennedy — Cousin
  • Robert Sargent Shriver III — Brother
  • Rose Kennedy — Grandmother
  • John F. Kennedy — Uncle
  • Jean Kennedy Smith — Aunt
  • Edward M. Kennedy — Uncle
  • John F. Kennedy Jr. — Cousin
  • Courtney Kennedy — Cousin
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver — Mother
  • Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger — Son
  • William Cavendish — Uncle
  • Peter Lawford — Uncle
  • Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger — Daughter
  • Patricia Kennedy Lawford — Aunt
  • Stephen Edward Smith — Uncle
  • Christopher Lawford — Cousin
  • Sydney Lawford — Cousin
  • William Kennedy Smith — Cousin
  • Kara Kennedy Allen — Cousin
  • Joseph Kennedy Sr. — Grandfather
  • Robin Lawford — Cousin
  • Kerry Kennedy — Cousin
  • Christopher Kennedy — Cousin
  • Robert Sargent Shriver Sr. — Grandfather

College

  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC (BA in American Studies, 1977)

Details

  • Birth Name: Maria Owings Shriver
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: November 6, 1955, Scorpio
  • Profession: Journalist, Author
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