Maria Shriver was still receiving an NBC paycheck while she was California’s first lady:
Maria Shriver received hundreds of thousands of dollars from NBC as part of an exit deal after she left her position with “Dateline NBC” when her husband was elected governor of California, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The network paid her between $100,000 and $1 million during each of the last three years, according to statements of economic interest the governor is required to file, the newspaper reported.
The payments were part of an “exit agreement” arranged between her and NBC in April 2004, when network executives were worried about a conflict of interest, the Los Angeles Times reported
Shriver’s chief of staff declined to say the exact amount that was paid, and NBC had no comment, the newspaper reported.