Maria Shriver
American writer
Maria Shriver
Maria Owings Shriver is an American journalist and author of six best-selling books. She has received 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 developing a "television show with a conscience".
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Celebrities React As Donald Trump Becomes President Of The United States
Huffington Post - about 1 month
Well, Inauguration Day is here ― the day Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. We’re all experiencing a lot of emotions right now, as are the celebrities who, as a whole, stayed very far away from Thursday’s festivities and Friday’s ceremony.  Here’s how Hollywood reacted to Trump’s inauguration:  what a beautiful prayer. makes me wanna grab my puss — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2017 i was going to go to sundance to support john tomorrow but feeling compelled to support my fellow women. see you at the women's march, DC — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 20, 2017 I made a appointment at the DMV this morning. That's where I'll be. The DMV.  #AlreadyGreat — Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 20, 2017 My heart goes out to Mrs Clinton and her family #InaugurationDay — Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) January 20, 2017 The last 2 in ...
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4 Ways To Make Space In Your Brain To Create
Huffington Post - 2 months
This article first appeared on QuietRev.com This is the second article in Quiet Revolution’s two-part series on seeking creativity. Check out last week’s piece to learn about the ways you can hack your environment to help you channel your creativity more effectively. We’d enjoy nothing new without creativity. For extroverts, new ideas can come from external stimulation: collaborating with cross-disciplinary teams within the workplace, jamming with artistic friends, or attending group classes or meetups. Introverts, though, usually hit their creative peak in lower-stimulation environments. In today’s over-stimulated world, this means introverts often have to work to carve out time for themselves. Sure, many on the quieter end of the spectrum also gain inspiration from the outside world, but then they need time for the ideas they’ve collected to incubate. Whether you have 20 minutes a day or an entire weekend, use the four strategies below to make space in your brain so yo ...
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PHOTOS: Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger Reunite for Their Daughter's Birthday
ABC News - 2 months
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20 Influential Women On What This Historic Election Means To Them
Huffington Post - 4 months
As a woman, I know I am not alone in feeling overwhelmed and shaken by this turbulent and unpredictable election season. On the one hand, I have been feeling powerful and hopeful — everyone is talking about women and our decisive influence in this election, and of course we have the glass-ceiling-breaking prospect of our first female president (something I explored in depth in my book of interviews, What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? Conversations About Women, Leadership & Power). On the other hand, I’ve been disheartened and outraged by some of the issues that have come up during this election season—about racism, sexism, classism, biases toward women leaders, identity politics, power and privilege, sexist media coverage of women leaders, and of course the juggernaut of the verbal objectification of women, sexual harassment and sexual assault in these past few weeks. All of this rising to the surface made me want to talk to other women, to hear what they are thinkin ...
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Here's What Celebrities Had To Say During The Second Presidential Debate
Huffington Post - 5 months
During the second presidential debate on Sunday night, celebrities took to Twitter to share their thoughts on everything from Donald Trump to Donald Trump to Donald Trump.  After the fallout from the release of that lewd video, it was hard to watch Trump discuss “locker room talk” in the same breath as “I respect women” ― and celebrities agreed.   Here are some of the things they had to say while the debate was going on: #NeverTrump pic.twitter.com/zzGBzaZuWx — Emily VanCamp (@EmilyVanCamp) October 10, 2016 The slight swaying in place -- is Trump drugged? This has a Dayquil/Xanax feel. He's certainly not answering the question. #debates — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 10, 2016 I feel as if Trump just turned to dust right now, no one would really be that surprised. — scott foley (@scottkfoley) October 10, 2016 I have NEVER been prouder to stand WITH HER. — Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) October 10, 2016 ...
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Here's What Celebrities Had To Say During The Second Presidential Debate
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Shares Sweet Oktoberfest Photo For Son Joseph Baena's Birthday
Huffington Post - 5 months
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Maria Shriver's Touching Advice On Parenting, Beauty, And Embracing Your Inner Warrior
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Tag-Teamed By <i>Total Divas</i>: Brie and Nikki Bella Are a Twinning Combination
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In an era of ass-kicking women on TV (Supergirl, Blindspot's Jane Doe, Legends of Tomorrow's White Canary, Netflix's Jessica Jones), the Bella Twins are the real thing. Well, as real as anything gets on reality TV, anyway. "It's definitely 100 percent real," Nikki Bella, one-half of the WWE twin sister act with Brie Bella, vowed over the phone from Los Angles on Jan. 15, four days before tonight's Season 5 premiere of Total Divas (9 p.m. ET/PT) on the E! channel. Brie, who seems less demonstrative than Nikki (until she gets into Brie Mode, becoming the life of the party), joined her equally funny twinster on the speakerphone for an engaging, fast-paced tag-team conversation. Regarding the entertaining series that follows several female professional wrestlers and their significant others, Nikki added, "The cameras catch everything going on in our lives from inside the ring to outside the ring." Brie agreed, saying: "You obviously have these moments where you want to be alo ...
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New Book Offers Hope for Alzheimer's Caregivers
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Today I want to let you know about a new book for Alzheimer's caregivers that I wrote with neurologist Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN. It's entitled Finding Joy in Alzheimer's: New Hope for Caregivers, and has a foreword by Maria Shriver, whose father, Sargent Shriver, had the disease. The majority of books on dementia are filled with information about the painful problems Alzheimer's caregivers face, but this one focuses on the joy one can have when interacting with loved ones living with dementia. And hope is exactly what if offers. This volume will give you hope in the midst of the darkness of Alzheimer's. Our premise is that if you can come to terms with your loved one's condition, you can free yourself to experience joy during your interactions. There are also many stories, drawn from our personal experience, that narrate our own joyous interactions with our loved ones. Ms. Shriver writes in the Foreword: Unlike most books on the topic, which focus on the difficulties of ...
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Miley Cyrus Performs In Sparkly Blue Thong At Hilarity For Charity Event
Huffington Post - over 1 year
We can always count on Miley Cyrus to bring glitter wherever she goes.  The 22-year-old songstress performed at Hilarity for Charity's Annual Variety Show: James Franco's Bar Mitzvah on Saturday night. As she does, Cyrus wore a revealing ensemble consisting of a sparkly blue thong leotard and a pair of shiny gold pantyhose. She accessorized with matching Star of David cuffs and decorations in her dreadlocked hair. (Warning: Some photos are NSFW.) At one point, the "Bangerz" singer was also sporting a gold cape printed with the words "Shalom Y'all."  #shalomyall @hilarityforcharity #happybarmitzafranco A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Oct 18, 2015 at 12:51am PDT The charity event, which was presented by Funny or Die, benefitted the Alzheimer's Association.  Other celebrities in attendance, aside from Cyrus and guest of honor James Franco, included Maria Shriver and Hilarity for Charity founder Seth Rogen, who posed fo ...
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Miley Cyrus Performs In Sparkly Blue Thong At Hilarity For Charity Event
Huffington Post - over 1 year
We can always count on Miley Cyrus to bring glitter wherever she goes.  The 22-year-old songstress performed at Hilarity for Charity's Annual Variety Show: James Franco's Bar Mitzvah on Saturday night. As she does, Cyrus wore a revealing ensemble consisting of a sparkly blue thong leotard and a pair of shiny gold pantyhose. She accessorized with matching Star of David cuffs and decorations in her dreadlocked hair. (Warning: Some photos are NSFW.) At one point, the "Bangerz" singer was also sporting a gold cape printed with the words "Shalom Y'all."  #shalomyall @hilarityforcharity #happybarmitzafranco A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Oct 18, 2015 at 12:51am PDT The charity event, which was presented by Funny or Die, benefitted the Alzheimer's Association.  Other celebrities in attendance, aside from Cyrus and guest of honor James Franco, included Maria Shriver and Hilarity for Charity founder Seth Rogen, who posed for a pic  ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Maria Shriver
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 58
    In 2014, The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink was published; it is about women and their children in poverty.
    More Details Hide Details It is by Maria Shriver, with editors Olivia Morgan, and Karen Skelton, and features, among other things, writings by public figures including Carol Gilligan, Beyonce, Joan Chittister, Ai-Jen Poo, Eva Longoria, Stephanie Coontz, Jennifer Garner, Kathleen Sebelius, Jada Pinkett Smith, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Tory Burch, Sheryl Sandberg, Kirsten Gillibrand, Barbara Ehrenreich, LeBron James, and Hillary Clinton.
  • 2013
    Age 57
    On October 18, 2013, Shriver returned to the anchor desk on Today, filling-in for Savannah Guthrie for the first time since 1998 as co-anchor with Matt Lauer.
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    On April 30, 2013, NBC announced Shriver would join the network again as a special anchor working on issues surrounding the shifting roles of women in American life.
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  • 2011
    Age 55
    Shriver hired a divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, and officially filed for divorce on July 1, 2011, citing "irreconcilable differences".
    More Details Hide Details Wasser was hired before the news of the affair went public. Shriver had been meeting with her financial advisor for some months before the decision to file the divorce petition. Shriver had also hired a private investigator to investigate Schwarzenegger's financial history and his personal life, including whether or not he has fathered more than one child out of wedlock. Shriver has purchased a new $10-million house only three miles away from her former home with Schwarzenegger in Brentwood. Although she requested custody of the couple's two minor children, Patrick (now an adult) and Christopher, the mansions' proximity makes it easier for the boys to travel between their parents' houses. 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.
    In a message for her Twitter followers posted on May 13, 2011, Shriver said: "Thank you all for the kindness, support and compassion.
    More Details Hide Details I am humbled by the love. Thank you." On May 17, 2011, Schwarzenegger publicly admitted to fathering a child with a longtime member of their household staff, Mildred Patricia Baena, 14 years earlier, and before his election as Governor of California. He confessed to Shriver only after she confronted him with the information, having earlier confirmed what she had suspected about the child in a confrontation with Baena. Shriver described Schwarzenegger's admission as "painful and heartbreaking." She declined to speak further on the issue, saying: "As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal."
    On May 9, 2011, Schwarzenegger and Shriver announced their separation after 25 years of marriage, with Shriver moving out of the couple's Brentwood mansion.
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  • 2009
    Age 53
    In December 2009, Shriver, in partnership with The Women's Conference, created the WE Connect–Million Meals Initiative.
    More Details Hide Details Through this initiative, The Women's Conference made a donation to The California Association of Food Banks to provide more than one million meals to California families in need.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details 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, Beyonce, Tammy Duckworth, Billie Jean King, Heidi Hartmann, Susan J. Douglas, Stephanie Coontz, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, John Podesta, and Oprah Winfrey. In 2010 The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's was published. It is a study by Maria Shriver and the Alzheimer's Association. It features, among other things, writings by public figures including Barbra Streisand, Laura Bush, Patti Davis, Soleil Moon Frye, Rosalynn Carter, Susan Collins, Kathleen Sebelius, Barbara Mikulski, Kathleen Sebelius, and Joe Biden.
    In June 2009, she expanded WE Invest nationally through a partnership with Kiva, creating the first-ever online peer-to-peer microlending program in the U.S. Shriver is credited with coming up with the idea to bring Kiva's international micro-lending model to the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Shriver is Co-Chair of The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts and she has been credited with revitalizing the state museum during her tenure. Shriver created the California Hall of Fame in 2006 at the Museum to honor legendary Californians such as Cesar Chavez, Clint Eastwood, Walt Disney, Amelia Earhart, Ronald Reagan, John Steinbeck, Rita Moreno, Earl Warren, Julia Morgan, Leland Stanford, Dorothea Lange and others. In November 2008, Shriver launched the California Legacy Trails, a first-of-its-kind web-based multimedia learning tool designed to help students learn California history.
    In May 2009, Shriver planted the first edible garden at a state capitol in what once was a flower bed.
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    Shriver executive-produced The Alzheimer's Project, a four-part documentary series that premiered on HBO in May 2009 and later earned two Emmy Awards.
    More Details Hide Details It was described by the Los Angeles Times as "ambitious, disturbing, emotionally fraught and carefully optimistic". The series took a close look at cutting-edge research being done in the country's leading Alzheimer's laboratories. The documentary also examined the effects of this disease on patients and families. One of the Emmy Award-winning films, Grandpa, Do you Know Who I Am? is based on Shriver's best-selling children's book dealing with Alzheimer's.
  • 2008
    Age 52
    On February 3, 2008, Shriver endorsed Senator Barack Obama for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. The endorsement was given at a UCLA rally featuring Caroline Kennedy, Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, and the candidate's spouse, Michelle Obama. Governor Schwarzenegger had endorsed Senator John McCain for the Republican presidential nomination a few days earlier on January 31, 2008.
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    In February 2008, Shriver launched an ice cream company called Lovin' Scoopful with her brother, Tim Shriver.
    More Details Hide Details Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from Lovin' Scoopful benefits the Special Olympics.
    In 2008, Shriver executive-produced American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver.
    More Details Hide Details The documentary originally aired on PBS on January 21, 2008. The film chronicled the life, accomplishments and vision of her father, Sargent Shriver. Shriver also serves on the advisory board of the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute, which raises public awareness of her father’s legacy as a peacebuilder and offers educational and training programs grounded in the principles of public service that motivate the many programs he created, including the Peace Corps, Job Corps, Head Start, and Legal Services for the Poor. Shriver has been a lifelong advocate for people with intellectual disabilities. She is a member of the International Board of Special Olympics, the organization her mother founded in 1968. She is also on the advisory board of Best Buddies, a one-to-one friendship and jobs program for people with intellectual disabilities. In addition, Shriver serves as Chair of the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle, a bike ride that raises millions of dollars for programs supporting people with intellectual disabilities. As First Lady, Shriver has been instrumental in the hiring of individuals with intellectual disabilities in the capitol and in various state offices through her WE Include program.
  • 2007
    Age 51
    On March 23, 2007, Shriver returned to television news as substitute host of panel-discussion talk show Larry King Live on CNN with musician Sheryl Crow and other guests.
    More Details Hide Details Shriver announced that she will not return to the news media after the excessive media coverage of the death of Anna Nicole Smith.
  • 2006
    Age 50
    She also played a minor role as herself in "Be Prepared", a 2006 episode of the television series That's So Raven promoting a "Preparedness Plan".
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  • FORTIES
  • 2004
    Age 48
    On February 3, 2004, Shriver asked to be "relieved of her duties at NBC News," citing concerns the network had over the conflict of interest between her role as a journalist and her status as the First Lady of California and her increasing role as an advocate of her husband's administration.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared as herself in the film Last Action Hero (1993).
  • 2003
    Age 47
    Shriver began leading the California Governor & First Lady's Conference on Women when Schwarzenegger took office in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Under her leadership, The Women's Conference event grew into the nation's premier forum for women and in 2010 attracted more than 30,000 attendees and 150 world opinion leaders over three full days. Each year, the event is held at the Long Beach Convention Center in October. The event aims to inspire, empower and educate women to be Architects of Change. Hundreds of luminaries have spoken at the conference including Oprah Winfrey, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright, Barbara Walters, Warren Buffett, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Richard Branson, Bono, Billie Jean King, Gloria Steinem, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2004, Shriver created The Minerva Awards to honor and reward "remarkable California women" who have changed their communities, their state, their country and the world with their courage, wisdom and strength. The Minerva Awards are named after Minerva, the Roman goddess who adorns the California State Seal and "who symbolizes the dual nature of women as warriors and peacemakers". The Minerva Awards are presented annually at The Women's Conference in Long Beach during a special ceremony. Recipients of the award also receive a grant to continue their work. Past Minerva Awards recipients include former first lady Betty Ford, Nancy Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Billie Jean King, astronaut Sally Ride and the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Shriver's mother. The achievements of The Minerva Award winners are chronicled in a permanent exhibit at The California Museum for History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento and have become part of California’s official state archive.
    Following her husband's November 17, 2003, inauguration as the 38th Governor of California, she became the First Lady of California.
    More Details Hide Details She then returned to reporting, making two more appearances for Dateline NBC.
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 36
    She was a contributing anchor on Dateline NBC from 1992 until 2004.
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  • 1989
    Age 33
    Shriver also served as weekend anchor on Saturdays, from 1989–1990 and on Sundays from 1990-1993 of NBC Nightly News.
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  • 1986
    Age 30
    She married Schwarzenegger on April 26, 1986, in Hyannis, Massachusetts, at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church.
    More Details Hide Details They had four children: Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1985
    Age 29
    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.
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  • 1977
    Age 21
    She attended Manhattanville College for two years and then transferred and went on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in June 1977.
    More Details Hide Details 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."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 17
    Shriver attended Westland Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., and graduated in 1973 from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1955
    Born
    Born on November 6, 1955.
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