Maria Shriver Returns To NBC

Maria Shriver is heading back to NBC News.

The network announced today that the former first lady of California will join the news crew as a “special anchor” and will cover women’s issues.

Shriver said 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.”

Shriver worked with NBC for more than a decade but left the network in 2003 when her husband Arnold Schwarzenegger became the Governor of California. Schwarzenegger’s time as governor came to an end in 2011 and his marriage to Shriver is currently on its way out. It was revealed last year that the former Mr. Universe had an affair. Shortly after the news broke, Shriver filed for divorce.

Now that her time with Arnie is coming to an end Shriver can get back to work at NBC. In addition to being a special anchor, Shriver will also put together more episodes of Shriver Reports. According to Entertainment Weekly, the next episode of Shriver Reports will air early in 2014.

Shriver writes on her website: “As a special anchor, I’ll be working across multiple NBCUniversal properties and NBC News programs. I’ll also be serving 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. I will also be profiling people I like to call ‘Architects of Change,’ groundbreaking women and men who are pushing the boundaries of society, technology, media, science, business, faith and politics.”

Are you excited to see Maria Shriver back at NBC?