Maria Shriver

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Maria Owings Shriver
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/06/1955, Scorpio
  • Profession: Journalist; author
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Maria Shriver 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.
  • Maria Shriver Relationships:
  • 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
  • Joseph Kennedy Sr. - Grandfather
  • Robin Lawford - Cousin
  • Kerry Kennedy - Cousin
  • Christopher Kennedy - Cousin
  • Robert Sargent Shriver Sr. - Grandfather
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger - Husband (separated)
  • Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger - Daughter
  • Rory Kennedy - Cousin
  • Amanda Smith - Cousin
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Timothy Shriver - Brother
  • Anthony Kennedy Shriver - Brother
  • Kathleen Kennedy Cavendish - Aunt
  • Victoria Lawford - Cousin
  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend - Cousin
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. - Cousin
  • Douglas Kennedy - Cousin
  • Maria Shriver Awards:
  • 2009 Emmy: Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Special - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special - Nominee
  • College:
  • Georgetown University, Washington, DC (BA in American Studies, 1977)

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