Maria Owings Shriver (; born November 6, 1955)
is an American journalist, author, and former First Lady of California. She was the wife of former Governor of California and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom she divorced in 2011. She has received a Peabody Award and was co-anchor for NBCs Emmy-winning coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics. As executive producer of The Alzheimers Project, Shriver earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award for developing a television show with a conscience. She is related to the Kennedy family; her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was a sister of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy. Shriver is currently a special anchor and correspondent for NBC News.