- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Maria Shriver is returning to NBC News.

The network announced Tuesday that Miss Shriver will join it as a special anchor working on issues surrounding the shifting roles of women in American life.

Miss Shriver previously worked at NBC beginning in 1986. In 2004, she left to concentrate on her role as first lady of California when her former husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, was governor.

Miss Shriver said her mission with the new NBC job is to inspire and elevate humanity. The mother of four will be based in Los Angeles and will keep her own production company operating.