SACRAMENTO — Arnold Schwarzenegger has found lots of ways to keep busy since leaving the governor's office, including starring in action movies and lending his name to a policy institute at USC.
Now he'll return to a role that stirred controversy during his time in Sacramento: serving as executive editor of Muscle & Fitness and Flex magazines.
The move was announced Friday by American Media Inc., which owns the magazines.
Schwarzenegger, who was named Mr. Olympia seven times, first took the editorship shortly after winning the 2003 gubernatorial recall election. When details of the arrangement were revealed in 2005, it was criticized as a conflict of interest and he quit the job.
Schwarzenegger had signed a contract for at least $1 million a year from a magazine dependent on advertising for dietary supplements. At the same time, he was also making decisions as governor about how to regulate the industry.