TODAY   |  April 30, 2013

Maria Shriver joins NBC News as special anchor

The former first lady of California is rejoining NBC News as a special anchor reporting on women’s issues. She previously served as NBC anchor and correspondent from 1986 until 2004.

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>> bring us that story you bring us good news as well. we want to say welcome back to the family. you're coming back to nbc news as a special anchor.

>> that's right, i am. i'm really excited to be profiling people like eve ensler , women and men i call architects of change who are taking us out beyond all areas of human endeavor. i'm excited to be reporting along with all of you about women's evolving experiences in the united states as parents, caregivers, care takers. there is so much going on. i'm excited to be coming forward, as i say, going forward with nbc and all of you.

>> you left in 2004 . what have you been doing -- i'm kidding.

>> just hanging out, waiting for you to call. sitting here, look for your love.

>> you always have our love.

>> i'm not on yet though.

>> that's another story for another day. maria schriver , back with the family at nbc . we're thrilled about it, maria. we can't wait to see you soon.

>> thank you, matt. thank you, savannah. i'm happy to be here.

>> right where she belongs. maria,