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Connie Chung graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1969 with a degree in journalism, and started her career at Washington’s WTTG-TV, where she worked as a reporter. In 1971, she became a Washington-based correspondent for CBS News; during the Watergate scandal, she obtained an exclusive interview with President Richard Nixon, which helped boost her career considerably. Her fame grew after leaving for Los Angeles, where she worked for KNXT, a CBS affiliate (now KCBS). In LA, the journalist was also an anchor for “CBS Newsbriefs” for the west coast. Her net worth was rising steadily.

In 1983 she moved to NBC, where over the years she was involved in the projects “News at Sunrise”, “American Almanac” and “NBC Nightly News”, and succeeded in becoming one of the most popular journalists in television.

In 1989, Connie Chung signed a contract with CBS, where she became the host of “Saturday Night with Connie Chung”. Four years later, in 1993, she was the second woman to co- anchor a national news broadcast, the “CBS Evening News”. Between 1993 and 1995, the journalist hosted a second project on CBS, a 60-minute show called “Eye to Eye with Connie Chung”. A series of controversies generated by her interview style persuaded CBS to remove Connie Chung from the co-anchor chair, and in 1995 the journalist left the network. By this time, she had already created a strong image based on her interviews and the way she used to deal with various situations and personalities: during her long career, Chung has interviewed numerous famous people at key moments of their lives, such as Martina Navratilova, Claus von Bulow, and Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

In 1997, she moved to ABC News, where she worked as a co-host with Charles Gibson for “20/20”. Records mention the first interview with Congressman Gary Condit after the disappearance of intern Chandra Levy as the best performance Chung made while working for this network. Soon after leaving ABC News, she had a brief collaboration with CNN, where she hosted “Connie Chung Tonight”, which brought her $2 million a year and contributed significantly to the journalist’s total net worth.

From January to June 2006, Chung co-hosted the show “Weekends with Maury and Connie”, together with her husband Maury Povich. The show aired by MSNBC ended with a controversial last edition, which Chung called “a giant self-parody”.

Connie Chung is now teaching at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is also author of the paper “The Business of Getting “The Get”: Nailing an Exclusive Interview in Prime Time”. In 2011, she was a judge for the Miss Universe competition.

In her personal life, Connie Chung married journalist and television host Maury Povich in 1984. The couple have an adopted son and two daughters from Povich’s previous marriage.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Connie Chung
  • Net Worth: $15 Million
  • Date Of Birth: August 20, 1946
  • Place Of Birth: Washington, D.C. USA,
  • Profession: American journalist, correspondent for CBS News, an anchor,
  • Education: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Maury Povich (m. 1984-)
  • Children: Matthew Jay Povich
  • Parents: William Ling Chung, Margaret Ma
  • Siblings: Josephine Chen
  • Nicknames: Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich,
  • IMDB:
  • Awards: Special Classification for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement – Programs
  • TV Shows: Weekends with Maury and Connie (2006)


  • 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!


  • She was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Letters category.
  • She was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for General Services.
  • She received teaching fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
  • 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.
  • Youngest of 10, 5 of whom died in China. She has 4 older living sistersone is Josephine Chen.
  • 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.
  • Attended the University of Maryland, where she first majored in Biology and then switched to Journalism.
  • 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)).
  • Daughter-in-law of Shirley Povich.
  • Attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring Maryland
  • Newscaster
  • Son, Matthew Jay Povich, adopted in 1995


Title Year Status Character
Murphy Brown 1989 TV Series Connie Chung
Title Year Status Character
Evening Magazine 1977 TV Series series producer – 1 episode
Title Year Status Character
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
Today 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)
Donahue 1985-1990 TV Series Herself
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)
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
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
Maxed Out 2006 Documentary Herself
Mademoiselle and the Doctor 2004 Documentary Herself
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary Herself
Brother’s Keeper 1992 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Slaying the Dragon 1988 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)


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