maria shriver Height, Age, & husband – Biography

maria shriver Height, Age, & husband – Biography

Maria Shriver Height, Age, & husband – Biography – Maria Owings Shriver is an American journalist, author, former First Lady of California, and the founder of the nonprofit organization The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.

Maria Shriver Height

Maria Shriver Height, Age, & husband – Biography

Born Name: Maria Owings Shriver
Date of Birth: November 6, 1955
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality: American
Political party: Independent (2011-Present)
Other political affiliations: Democratic (until 2011)
Spouse(s): Arnold Schwarzenegger (m. 1986; div. 2017)
Children: 4, including Katherine and Patrick Schwarzenegger
Parents: Sargent Shriver (father), Eunice Kennedy (mother)
Residence: Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater: Georgetown University (B.A.)
Profession: Journalist, Author
 
Uncles:
John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., Thomas Herbert Shriver
 
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Early life

Shriver was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 6, 1955, the second child and only daughter of the politician Sargent Shriver and activist Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Shriver is a niece of the late United States President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, and six other prominent siblings. A Roman Catholic, she is of mostly Irish and German descent.

 

Career
Media career and advocacy

In her book Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Out Into The Real World (2000), Shriver says that she became passionate about broadcast journalism after being sent to the back of the campaign plane with the press corps while volunteering for her father’s 1972 U.S. vice presidential race, calling these orders “the best thing that ever happened to me”. After her journalism career began with KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she co-anchored The CBS Morning News with Forrest Sawyer from August 1985 until August 1986, co-anchored NBC News’s Sunday Today from 1987 until 1990. Shriver also served as Saturday anchor 1989 & Sunday 1990 of NBC Nightly News. She was a contributing anchor on Dateline NBC from 1992 until 2004. In August 2003, Shriver took an unpaid leave of absence from NBC News when her husband became a candidate in the 2003 California gubernatorial recall election.

 

The Shriver Report

In October 2009, Shriver launched “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything,” a national study and comprehensive report conducted in partnership with the Center for American Progress, USC’s Annenberg Center on Communication, Leadership and Policy, and the Rockefeller Foundation. The Shriver Report revealed that American women, for the first time, make up half of the United States workforce and studied how that fact is impacting major institutions like family, business, government and faith organizations. The report was released in 2013 in partnership with TIME and NBC News. According to The New York Times, the report “was modeled on a study undertaken almost 50 years ago during the administration of John F. Kennedy, Shriver’s uncle, and led by Eleanor Roosevelt.” The report features, among other things, writings by public figures including Suze Orman, Beyoncé, Tammy Duckworth, Billie Jean King, Heidi Hartmann, Susan J. Douglas, Stephanie Coontz, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, John Podesta, and Oprah Winfrey.

 

First Lady of California

After Arnold took office, Shriver took on several key initiatives as First Lady, which included raising awareness of the contributions of women to the state, working on practical solutions to end cycles of poverty, and encouraging all Californians to engage in acts of service to their communities. Once Schwarzenegger was elected, Shriver had to cut back on her news reporting to avoid conflicts of interest.

 

Return to NBC News

On April 30, 2013, NBC announced that Shriver would join the network again as a special anchor working on issues surrounding the shifting roles of women in American life.

 

Personal life

In 1977, Tom Brokaw introduced Maria to Austrian bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger at a charity tennis tournament being held at her mother’s home. She married Schwarzenegger on April 26, 1986, in Hyannis, Massachusetts, at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church. They have four children: Katherine (born December 13, 1989), Christina (born July 23, 1991), Patrick (born September 18, 1993), and Christopher (born September 27, 1997); all were born in Los Angeles.

 

Honors

As executive producer of The Alzheimer’s Project, Shriver earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for developing a “television show with a conscience”. She has additionally won Peabody Awards for her television journalism.

 

The Saint John’s Health Center has a nursery named after Shriver.

A hybrid rose was named after Shriver in October 2004. Maria Shriver rose contains starchy-white blooms and a powerful citrus fragrance.

In 2017, the Alzheimer’s Association awarded Shriver with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. From 1)Wikipedia

 

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