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Maria Shriver Joins NBC News as Special Anchor

The Brentwood resident and former First Lady of California will examine the profound impact that women's rising influence and leadership has had on all aspects of American culture and society.

Maria Shriver, Brentwood resident, Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist, producer and best-selling author, joins NBC News as a special anchor reporting on the shifting roles, emerging power and evolving needs of women in modern life.

Through a series of special projects, prime-time reports and appearances across multiple NBCUniversal properties – including NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC and NBC Sports -- the former First Lady of Californiawill examine the profound impact that women's rising influence and leadership has had on all aspects of American culture and society.

In addition, she will serve as an editor-at-large for women's issues across the NBC News Digital properties, working with the teams to expand on editorial content and news programming that touches on women's multi-faceted lives.  Overall, the partnership with Shriver represents one of the largest commitments NBC News has made to coverage of women’s issues.

“I’ve always believed that television can inspire and elevate humanity, and that’s my mission with this new partnership,” said Maria Shriver in a press release. "I look forward to shining a light on all areas of a woman's experience – from faith and finances, wellness and work, to relationships and the new realities of modern life – and exploring these issues in a way that brings the voices of men into these critically important conversations."  

NBC News will also have exclusive broadcast access to Shriver's award-winning series of Shriver Reports, multiplatform investigations into the status of American women and their central role in the key issues facing our nation. The next Shriver Report, to be released in early 2014, will address the alarming financial insecurity among American women and families.

“Through her reports, her books, her events, her activism and the powerful social community that she has built, Maria Shriver has become a leading voice for empowering women and inspiring all of us to be architects of change in our lives,” said Pat Fili-Krushel, chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group.

Shriver previously served as an anchor and correspondent for NBC News from 1986 until 2004. She won a Peabody Award for a Dateline special report on single mothers and welfare.

For more information, read Shriver's blog post.

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