Shriver, Maria (1955–)

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Shriver, Maria (1955–)

American broadcaster. Name variations: Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger. Born Maria Owings Shriver, Nov 6, 1955, in Chicago, IL; dau. of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and (Robert) Sargent Shriver (US ambassador to France, 1968–70); cousin of Pam Shriver (tennis player); m. Arnold Schwarzenegger (actor and governor of California), April 26, 1986; children: Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher.

TV newscaster, became correspondent for "The American Parade" (1984); co-anchored "CBS This Morning" (1985–86) and NBC's "Sunday Today" (1987–90); anchor of "Main Street" (1987–88); contributing anchor for "Dateline NBC" (1992–2004); became first lady of California (2003); wrote Ten Things I Wish I'd Known—Before I Went Out Into the Real World (2000), among others.