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American award-winning journalist and author of six best-selling books


Maria Owings Shriver has won a Peabody Award, and was co-anchor for NBC's Emmy-winning coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. As executive producer of The Alzheimer's Project, Shriver earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for a "television show with a conscience". She is the First Lady of California, married to actor and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and is a member of the Kennedy family.

Maria Shriver Info

Date of BirthNovember 6, 1955
Place of BirthChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Spouse (s)Arnold Schwarzenegger (1986–present)
ChildrenKatherine (born 1989), Christina (born 1991), Patrick (born 1993), Christopher (born 1997)
ResidenceBrentwood, Los Angeles, California
Political PartyDemocratic
Alma materGeorgetown University
ReligionRoman Catholic
ProfessionJournalist, Author
RelationsParents: Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver
SiblingsAnthony Shriver, Bobby Shriver, Mark Shriver, Timothy Shriver
AuntsPatricia Kennedy Lawford, Jacqueline Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith
UnclesEdward M. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy
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 Mrs. Ford was a courageous pioneer, a groundbreaking First Lady, and a forceful advocate for anyone suffering from addiction or breast cancer. America fought her struggles with her and learned alongside her. She was brave, outspoken and kind. As a journalist, I had the opportunity to interview her several times and she was just fascinating. She was a wonderful woman who stood up for any human being struggling in the shadows of their personal pain. One of my highlights as First Lady of California was to honor her with a Minerva Award in 2005. My heart goes out to her entire family. Her daughter Susan is a dear friend of mine and continues to carry on Mrs. Ford’s work in such a powerful way. 
— Maria Shriver in a tribute, after the death of former first lady Betty Ford / July 08, 2011
 I think it's a tossup. It's a tight race. California is obviously a very heavily Democratic state, and always has been. But I think the tide of the country certainly seems to be bucking that. I think it will be an interesting race. 
— Maria Shriver when asked about the upcoming California Gubernational elections / September 17, 2010
 I'm sad that it's ending. I'm scared to death, actually, because I don't know what I'm going to do. And, that's the first time since college that I haven't really had a job. So it's the beginning of a whole new journey for me. And I don't know where it's going, but I'm gonna try to rock myself. 
— Maria Shriver about her future after the end of term as California's first lady / September 17, 2010