Nbc Paid Shriver To Stay Off Air, Report Claims
NBC continued to pay former Dateline co-anchor Maria Shriver hundreds of thousands of dollars annually after she left the program following her husband's victory in the 2003 gubernatorial election, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Monday). The newspaper cited information about Shriver's "golden parachute" included in statements of economic interest that her husband, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, is required to file. The payments, the newspaper said, were part of an exit agreement Shriver and NBC negotiated after network executives be came uncomfortable with her working as a journalist for the news division while simultaneously serving as the state's first lady. "There is absolutely nothing unusual about her exit agreement with NBC," Daniel Zingale, Shriver's chief of staff, told the Time s.