Maria Shriver Returns to NBC News As Editor At Large For Women's Issue | Yahoo Changes Maternity Leave Policy
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The couple will be married in a Muslim ceremony, and Spears will reportedly convert to Islam and most likely become a Princess. Marrying American women is a tradition in the family. Spears’ betrothed is the product of his father’s marriage to British model Sarah ‘Sally’ Croker-Poole, who was once considered one of the 12 most beautiful women in the world, while his grandfather, Prince Aly Khan, was once married to Rita Hayworth, writes The Telegraph.
Prince Rahim Aga Khan holds a BA from Brown University and an executive management degree from the Navarra Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He is involved in the poverty reduction efforts, notably micro-credit activities, of the Aga Khan Development Network – one of the largest private systems of agencies fostering social, cultural and economic development in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Maria Shriver to NBC
Can Maria Shriver work some Kennedy magic for NBC News? Shriver will join her beloved alma mater employer as a “special anchor” covering “the shifting roles, emerging power and evolving needs of women in modern life.” Shriver will be an editor at large for women’s issues across NBC’s digital platorms.
“Welcome back to the family,” Today co-host Matt Lauer, who is deeply mired in his own woes at the Today Show. Trying to work her Kennedy magic and solid credentials as California’s former first lady and founder of the California Women’s Conference, Shriver’s first interview is with playwright and women’s rights activist Eve Ensler about her battle with cancer.
It’s said that Shriver never wanted to leave NBC in the first place, but was forced to resign when her husband ran for governor in 2003 and won. Her divorce with Schwarzenegger, who admitted fathering a child with their housekeeper, is still pending.
Shriver will be based in Los Angeles, where she lives with her four children with the former bodybuilder.
Yahoo Expands Maternity Leave
Two months after Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer created an uproar over banning telecommuting, the company is now offering employees generous new family leave benefits.
Under the new policy, mothers can take 16 weeks of paid leave with benefits, and fathers can take up to eight weeks, each time they have a new child via childbirth. Both parents receive eight weeks off for new children via adoption, foster child placement or surrogacy.
Previously, moms received eight weeks paid leave after pregnancy, or 10 weeks if they had a C-section.
Yahoo is breaking the mold of giving new parents $500 to spend on such things as groceries, house cleaning and babysitters.
The new benefits policy brings Yahoo closer in line with Silicon Valley’s Google and Facebook.
Mayer herself was pregnant when she joined Yahoo as CEO last summer. When she gave birth in September to her first child, she took only two weeks of maternity leave.
“The baby’s been way easier than everyone made it out to be. I think I’ve been really lucky that way but I had a very easy, healthy pregnancy, he’s been easy.”
Critics griped that Mayer brought her child to work, installing him in a nursery she built in her office at her own expense.
Google gives mothers five months off and seven weeks for maternity leave. Facebook gives both mothers and fathers four months of paid leave.