Maria Shriver Biography, Age, Height, Religion, Parents, Husband, Divorce, NBC News, Net Worth

Maria Shriver Biography

Maria Shriver (Maria Owings Shriver)  is a famous American journalist, author,  member of the Kennedy family, former First Lady of California, and also the founder of the nonprofit organization The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.

Maria Shriver Age|Birthday

Shriver is 66 years old as of 2022. In addition, she was born on 6th November 1955, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Therefore, she celebrates her birthday on 6th November every year.

Maria Shriver Height |weight

Shriver has an average height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 meters) tall.

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Maria Shriver Nationality

She belongs to the American nationality.

Maria Shriver Religion

She belongs to a Catholic church. Besides, catholic faith play a big role, as does her family in addition to the lessons her parents taught her and what she hopes to instill in her four children.

Maria Shriver Family | Parents| Siblings

Shriver was born as the second born child in Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, she was born to a politician Sargent Shriver and activist Eunice Kennedy. Besides, she is a niece of the late U.S. president John F. Kennedy, U.S. attorney general and U.S. senator Robert F. Kennedy, six other siblings, and U.S. senator Ted Kennedy. As well as a Roman Catholic, she is of majorly Irish and German descent.

Maria Shriver Husband | Children | Divorce

On April 26, 1986, she married Schwarzenegger in Hyannis, Massachusetts, at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church. Furthermore, they have four children; two boys and two girls, such as Katherine and Patrick. Later on May 9, 2011, they announced their separation after 25 years of marriage, and she moved out of the couple’s Brentwood mansion. Later, she filed for divorce on July 1, 2011, citing “irreconcilable differences”. Besides, the divorce was finalized in December 2021.

Moreover, it was rumored that Matthew Dowd was in a relationship with Shriver in 2013. Besides, in an interview with the Commonwealth Club of California in 2018, she revealed that she had changed her registration from Democrat to independent, listing that there are good people and bad people in both parties.

Maria Shriver Career

Shriver launched (The Shriver Report A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything), in October 2009. Later, a national study and comprehensive report conducted in partnership along with the Center for American Progress, USC’s Annenberg Center on Communication, Leadership and Policy, and also the Rockefeller Foundation. Later, the Shriver Report disclosed that American women, for the first time, make up half of the United States workforce and as well studied how that fact is impacting major institutions such as family, government business, and faith organizations. In 2013,  report was released in partnership with TIME and NBC News.

In regards to The New York Times, the report “became modeled on a study undertaken almost 50 years ago throughout the administration of John F. Kennedy, Shriver’s uncle, and as well led by Eleanor Roosevelt.” Moreover, the report features, among other things, writings by public figures such as Suze Orman, Tammy Duckworth, Beyoncé, Heidi Hartmann, Stephanie Coontz, Susan J. Douglas, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, John Podesta, Oprah Winfrey, and Billie Jean King.

The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s was published in 2010.  It is as well a study by her and the Alzheimer’s Association. Besides, it features, many other things, writings by public figures such as Barbra Streisand, Patti Davis, Rosalynn Carter, Kathleen Sebelius, Barbara Mikulski, Susan Collins,  Joe Biden, and Soleil Moon Frye.

Return to NBC News

NBC announced that she would join the network again as a special anchor serving on issues surrounding the shifting roles of women in American life on April 30, 2013. Furthermore, on October 18, 2013, she returned to the anchor desk on Today, filling-in for Savannah Guthrie for the first time since 1998 as co-anchor with Matt Lauer.

Maria Shriver Education

Shriver permanently came from France to Bethesda, Maryland, (1970), where she went to Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart high school and later graduated in 1973.  Moreover, after attending Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York for a period of two years, then transferring into a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, again graduating in June 1977.

Maria Shriver Net worth| Salary

Shriver, the First Lady of California has an estimated  net worth of $200 million. Furthermore, she receives a total salary of $16 Million, and a monthly salary of $1.5 Million.

Career timeline

  • 1978–1985: KYW-TV anchor
  • 1985–1986: The CBS Morning News co-anchor
  • 1986–2004: NBC News
  • 1987–1990: Sunday Today co-anchor
  • 1989 NBC Nightly News Saturday anchor–1990: Sunday anchor
  • 1992–2004: Dateline NBC contributing anchor & correspondent
  • 2003–2011: First Lady of California
  • 2013–present: NBC News
  • 2013–present: Special Anchor
  • 2013–2015: Dateline NBC correspondent
  • 2013–present: Today substitute co-anchor
  • 2019–present: Hoda & Jenna substitute co-anchor

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