Connie Chung (birth name Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich) was born on August 20, 1946 in Washington, D.C. Her father is William Ling Chung, who served as an intelligence officer in the Chinese Nationalist Government. She also has four siblings. She studied at the Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. After school, she attended the University of Maryland, College Park and graduated with a Degree in journalism in the 1969.

She started her career as a correspondent in early 70s at the age of 25 by working at the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. After several years there, she left to become an anchor evening newscasts for KNXT network which located in Los Angeles. She also was an anchor of the prime time news updates “CBS Newsbreaks”.

She became an anchor for NBC channel and its new early program “NBC News at Sunrise” in the 1983.Additionaly she has served as an anchor of the Saturday edition of NBC Nightly News since the same year till 1986. She also was involved with “1986” project, which was an American news magazine series. She starred in this show along with Roger Mudd.

She decided left NBC channel in the 1989 and soon after that Connie joined CBS. She started her work there as a host of “Saturday Night with Connie Chung” which is known also under another title “Face to Face with Connie Chung”. This project closed the next year. From 1989 till 1993 she served as a host of “CBS Sunday Evening News”. Additionally, she hosted a side project on CBS, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung. She left CBS channel in the 1995 after some controversies with her co-anchor Dan Rather.

Since 1997 she has served as a reporter for ABC channel and its program “20/20”. She served for “ABC 2000 Today ” during 1999 - 2000. She also was a guest host for the famous show “Good Morning America”. Afterwards, she started her own show “Connie Chung Tonight” on CNN channel. This show was suspended once the 2003 Iraq War began. During this time she red hourly headlines about war. Her show was never aired again. Along with her husband Maury Povich she became a host of “Weekends with Maury and Connie” on the MSNBC network in the 2006. This project was canceled in the same year.

In addition to her television career, she also served as an educator at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Connie has made her appearance in the movie “Moscow on the Hudson”.

She is married to Maury Povich. They met each other in the early 80s and exchanged their vows in the 1984. Her husband is a talk show host. Her parents created a large family with 5 children, while Connie has only one child. Her son, named Matthew Jay Povich was adopted in the 1995. Her net worth is approximately 15 million dollars. The information about her can be found on several social media sites, like Instagram or Facebook.

Last Modified: Apr 5, 2020

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