Long Beach, CA–The Associated Press reports that Maria Shriver will not be returing to NBC News.
She cites the coverage of the Anna Nicole Smith overdose as a primary reason.
“It was then that I knew that the TV news business had changed and so had I,” she said. “I called NBC News and told them I’m not coming back.”
Shriver had previously in 2004 announced that she was leaving NBC News because she felt unable to work as a journalist in addition to being California’s first lady to Govenor Arnold Schwarzenegger.