Maria Shriver is almost single and now gainfully employed ... as a "special anchor reporting on women's issues" for the "Today" show.
TMZ has previously reported ... Shriver wanted to get back into the broadcasting game, but didn't want the day-to-day grind. She also wanted a TON of money. We're told Arnold repeatedly told her she was always worth way more than NBC wanted to pay.
Now Shriver will report on "Today" from time to time about all things women -- from faith to finances.
As for her divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger ... our sources say it's close but no cigar yet -- still some squabbling over finances.