• Connie Chung is a journalist born in Washington D.C. in 1946.
• She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1969 with a Bachelor's degree in journalism.
• She has worked with some of the most popular TV networks in the US, such as MSNBC, CNN and ABC.
• Connie is married to the retired TV personality Maurice Richard Povich and they have an adopted son.
• As of March 2022, Connie's net worth has been estimated at more than $15 million.
Known for movies
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
|Date Of Birth||August 20, 1946|
|Fact||She received teaching fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.|
- 1 Connie Chung Wiki Bio
- 2 Early life and education
- 3 Career as a journalist
- 4 Controversies
- 5 Love life and husband
- 6 Hobbies and other interests
- 7 Age, height and net worth
- 8 General Info
- 9 Family
- 10 Accomplishments
- 11 Social profile links
- 12 Quotes
- 13 Facts
- 14 Pictures
- 15 Movies
- 16 Awards
Connie Chung Wiki Bio
Constance Yu-Hwa ‘Connie’ Chung was born in Washington D.C. USA, on 20 August 1946 – her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds American nationality. She’s a journalist who’s worked with some of the most popular TV networks in the US, such as MSNBC, CNN and ABC.
Early life and education
Connie was raised in Washington D.C. alongside her nine older siblings, by their father William Ling Chung who worked for the Chinese Nationalist Government as an intelligence officer, and their mother whose name remains unknown. The family moved from China to Washington D.C. a year before Connie was born – five of her siblings had died during wartime.
She became interested in journalism mostly because of her father’s stories about the war, as well as from often watching TV news together with her parents. Connie moved to Silver Spring, Maryland in 1960 and studied at Montgomery Blair High School, and was interested in many activities during her four years there, playing multiple sports and writing for the school newspaper.
Upon matriculating in 1964, she enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1969.
Career as a journalist
Connie launched her career when she joined CBS straight out of college, and in the first half of the ‘70s worked as a correspondent for the network’s show “CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite”, particularly focused on covering the Watergate scandal.
Connie quit the show after having been hired by the network KCBS, and for the job had to move to Los Angeles, California; during her time at KCBS, she mostly anchored their show “CBS Newsbreak”.
In 1983, Connie was hired by the network NBC, and began anchoring their morning program “NBC News at Sunrise”, while she then also anchored “NBC Nightly News” and during the weekends filled in for the American retired network TV journalist and author Thomas John Brokaw. Connie could also have been seen hosting the news series “1986”.
She joined CBS in 1989, and hosted her own show “Saturday Night with Connie Chung” in 1989 and 1990. Connie spent the following three years anchoring “CBS Sunday Evening News”, and on 1 June 1993, it was revealed that she would become the second ever woman to co-anchor a major news show – “CBS Evening News”. She also hosted “Eye to Eye with Connie Chung” for CBS, then left the network in 1995.
Connie joined ABC News in 1997, becoming the reporter on their newsmagazine “20/20”, and not long after that, she joined CNN and anchored her own show “Connie Chung Tonight”, which was cancelled in 2003 – the CNN owner Ted Turner stated that the show was ‘just awful’.
Connie began co-hosting the show “Weekends with Maury and Connie” for MSNBC in January 2006, but it was cancelled only half a year later.
She has since been semi-retired from journalism, and occasionally teaches at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
On 5 January 1995, Connie interviewed Kathleen Gingrich, mother of the American politician and author Newton Leroy Gingrich, in her show “Eye to Eye”. Kathleen refused to share what her son had thought about Hillary Clinton, who was at that time the First Lady, but Connie convinced her to just whisper it in her ear; Kathleen microphone’s volume was then turned up, and everyone heard that she said ‘he thinks she’s a bitch’. Connie was heavily criticized for her actions, as her fans believed that she had made Kathleen believe that her statement would remain off the record.
Only a couple of months later, following the Oklahoma City bombing, Connie spoke with an Oklahoma City Fire Department spokesman and asked if the department was capable of handling the situation. Her sarcastic comment was heavily criticized by many people, while several women from Oklahoma had created shirts with the caption ‘Bite Me, Connie Chung’. Because of all this, Connie was given a choice by CBS, to either become a weekend or morning anchor, or to quit working at CBS; she chose to resign.
Love life and husband
Connie prefers to keep the details of her love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that she’s today a married woman.
She exchanged vows with the American now retired TV personality Maurice Richard Povich in 1984, in a private ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; Maurice is probably known best for having hosted his own talk-show “Maury” between 1991 and 2022. He had previously been married to Phyllis Minkoff from 1962 to 1979, and they have two daughters together.
Connie has revealed that she’s infertile, so on 20 June 1995, she and Maurice adopted a boy named Matthew.
As of March 2022, Connie’s married to Maurice Richard Povich, and they have an adopted son.
Hobbies and other interests
Connie loves travelling, and her career as a journalist has taken her all around the world, while she seems to prefer travelling around the US than going overseas.
She was physically highly active during her 20s, 30s and 40s, as she had multiple training sessions at the gym every week. Connie no longer goes to the gym, but does yoga nearly every day.
She’s a lover of animals, with ducks and swans being her favorites; she has had several pet dogs and cats.
Connie’s into reading books – her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, while her favorite book is “Dear John”.
She likes to watch movies with her husband late at night, and her favorite actor and actress are Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl Streep, while a couple of her favorite films include “Titanic”, “The Great Gatsby” and “The Devil Wears Prada”.
Age, height and net worth
Connie’s age is 75. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 1in (1.55m) and she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs).
As of March 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $15 million.
|Full Name||Connie Chung|
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
|Date Of Birth||August 20, 1946|
|Profession||Journalist, Television producer, Actor, Newscaster|
|Education||Montgomery Blair High School, University of Maryland, College Park|
|Children||Matthew Jay Povich|
|Parents||William Ling Chung, Margaret Ma|
|Awards||Special Classification for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs|
|TV Shows||CBS Evening News, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, Connie Chung Tonight, NBC News at Sunrise, Weekends with Maury and Connie, ABC 2000 Today, 1986|
Social profile links
|1||I was just going at this career - boom, boom, boom! Then all of a sudden, at 38, Oh, my God - I forgot to get married!|
|1||She was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Letters category.|
|2||She was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for General Services.|
|3||She received teaching fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.|
|4||She was the first journalist to interview basketball legend Magic Johnson, after he went public about being HIV-positive. She was also the first to interview congressman Gary Condit, after his intern Chandra Levy disappeared.|
|5||Youngest of 10, 5 of whom died in China. She has 4 older living sisters|
|6||Met her future husband, Maury Povich, in 1968 at the local TV station in Washington, DC (WTTG), where she was a secretary and he was an anchorman.|
|7||Attended the University of Maryland, where she first majored in Biology and then switched to Journalism.|
|8||The only person in history (male or female) to have served as a substitute anchor for all three network nightly newscasts (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (1970), CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1962) and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (1953)); as well as all three network morning newscasts (Today (1952), CBS This Morning (1987) and Good Morning America (1975)).|
|9||Daughter-in-law of Shirley Povich.|
|10||Attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring Maryland|
|12||Son, Matthew Jay Povich, adopted in 1995|
|Murphy Brown||1989||TV Series||Connie Chung|
|Evening Magazine||1977||TV Series series producer - 1 episode|
|The Insider||2016||TV Series||Herself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2014||TV Series||Herself|
|The View||2005-2014||TV Series||Herself|
|Watch What Happens: Live||2014||TV Series||Herself|
|30 for 30||2014||TV Series documentary||Herself - CBS News Anchor|
|Nancy & Tonya||2014||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Politics Nation with Al Sharpton||2013||TV Series||Herself - Guest Host|
|Clockwork Orange County||2012||Video documentary||Herself|
|Miss Universe 2011||2011||TV Special||Herself - Judge|
|Who Wants to Be a Millionaire||2009||TV Series||Herself - Expert|
|Urban Struggle: The Battle of the Cuckoo's Nest||2008||Video documentary voice|
|Paula's Party||2008||TV Series||Herself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2006||TV Series||Herself|
|The Colbert Report||2006||TV Series||Herself|
|Connie Chung Tonight||2002||TV Series||Herself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1993-2002||TV Series||Herself|
|Good Morning America||2002||TV Series||Herself - Substitute Co-Host|
|America.01||2001||TV Series||Herself / Correspondent|
|Orlan, carnal art||2001||Documentary||Herself|
|ABC 2000: The Millennium||1999||TV Movie documentary|
|20/20||1999||TV Series documentary||Herself - Contributing Anchor|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||1999||TV Series||Herself|
|Knife to the Heart||1997||TV Mini-Series documentary||Narrator|
|Eye to Eye with Connie Chung||1993||TV Series||Herself (Host) (1993-1995)|
|Late Night with David Letterman||1983-1992||TV Series||Herself|
|The Howard Stern Show||1990-1992||TV Series||Herself|
|Face to Face with Connie Chung||1990||TV Series||Herself (Anchor) (1990)|
|The Arsenio Hall Show||1990||TV Series||Herself|
|Saturday Night with Connie Chung||1989||TV Series||Herself (Anchor) (1989-1990)|
|CBS This Morning||1987||TV Series||Herself - Substitute Co-Host (1990-1993)|
|Hour Magazine||1987||TV Series||Herself|
|1986||1986||TV Series documentary||Herself - Co-Host|
|NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration||1986||TV Special documentary||Herself|
|American Almanac||1985||TV Movie||Herself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1985||TV Series||Herself|
|NBC News at Sunrise||1983||TV Series||Herself - Anchor (1983-1986)|
|CBS Evening News with Dan Rather||1981||TV Series||Herself - Substitute Anchor (1989-1995) / Co-anchor (1993-1995)|
|CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite||1975||TV Series||Herself - Correspondent|
|NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt||1970||TV Series||Herself - Substitute Anchor (1983-1989)|
|ABC World News Tonight with David Muir||1953||TV Series||Herself - Substitute anchor (1998-2002)|
|The Eighties||2016||TV Mini-Series documentary||Herself - CBS News / Herself - NBC News|
|Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words||2016||Documentary||Herself|
|Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown||2015||Documentary||Herself|
|Black Mass||2015||Herself (uncredited)|
|Above the Fray: The Lessons of Dukakis '88||2014||Documentary short||Herself|
|Mad As Hell||2014||Documentary||Herself|
|Killer Legends||2014||Documentary||Herself - Newscaster|
|The '80s: The Decade That Made Us||2013||TV Mini-Series documentary||Herself|
|Big Miracle||2012||Herself (uncredited)|
|Ethos||2011/I||Documentary||Herself - CBS News Reporter|
|30 for 30||2010||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story||2008||Documentary||Herself - News Anchor|
|The O'Reilly Factor||2008||TV Series||Herself|
|911 Amateur||2007||Video documentary short||Herself - ABC Reporter|
|Mademoiselle and the Doctor||2004||Documentary||Herself|
|Brother's Keeper||1992||Documentary||Herself (uncredited)|
|Slaying the Dragon||1988||TV Movie documentary||Herself (uncredited)|
|2000||Emmy||News & Documentary Emmy Awards||Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs & Segments||ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia