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Date of Birth 20 August 1946Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth NameConstance Yu-Hwa Chung

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Connie Chung was born on August 20, 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Constance Yu-Hwa Chung. She is an actress and producer, known for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather (1981), 20/20 (1978) and 1986 (1986). She has been married to Maury Povich since December 2, 1984. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Maury Povich (2 December 1984 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

Son, Matthew Jay Povich, adopted in 1995
Newscaster
Attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring Maryland
Daughter-in-law of Shirley Povich.
The only person in history (male or female) to have served as a substitute anchor for all three network nightly newscasts (NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News and ABC World News Tonight); as well as all three network morning newscasts (Today, CBS This Morning and Good Morning America)
Attended the University of Maryland, where she first majored in Biology and then switched to Journalism.
Met her future husband, Maury Povich, in 1968 at the local TV station in Washington, D.C. (WTTN), where she was a secretary and he was an anchorman.
Youngest of 10, 5 of whom died in China. She has 4 older living sisters
  • one is Josephine Chen.



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.
She received teaching fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
She was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for General Services.

Personal Quotes (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!

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