Who is Connie Chung married to? Husband, Net Worth, Age

• 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

Short Info

Net Worth $15 Million
Date Of Birth August 20, 1946
Spouse Maury Povich
Fact Daughter-in-law of Shirley Povich.

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.

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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.

General Info

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
Nationality American


Spouse Maury Povich
Children Matthew Jay Povich
Parents William Ling Chung, Margaret Ma
Siblings Josephine Chen


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

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# Quote
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!


# Fact
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
11 Newscaster
12 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)


Won Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2000 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement – Programs & Segments ABC 2000: The Millennium (1999)

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