Connie Chung Biography
- Age: 71 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 5 feet 5 inch
- Birth Sign: Leo
- Name: Connie Chung
- Birth Name: Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich
- Father: William Ling Chung
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: Washington, D.C.
- Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
- Profession: Journalist
- Working For: CBS
- Net Worth: $ 15 Milion
- Eye Color: Dark-Brown
- Hair Color: Black
- Weight in KG: 52 KG
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Maury Povich (m. 1984)
- Children: Matthew Jay Povich
- Divorce: Not Yet
- Education: University of Maryland
- Awards: Emmy Award 2000
- Online Presence: Facebook, Twitter, Wiki, Instagram
- TV Show: CBS Evening News
- Siblings: Josephine Chen 21
A very talented, experienced and reputed news presenter, reporter and journalist, Connie Chung, has been active in the broadcast journalism since 1972 till date. She has worked for the different news channels and has been serving as an anchor and reporter for the news channels like CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN and MSNBC. She has become popular and famous through the several interviews she had taken of the famous celebrities and the then happening subjects, which includes the Claus von Bulow and US Representative Gary Condit interview which she took just after the disappearance of Chandra Levy, the interview of basketball legend “Magic” Johnson, after he went public about having infected with HIV. She is the receiver of three National Emmy Awards, Ohio State Award 1991, National Headline Award 1991, one Peabody, two American women in Radio and Television National Commendations, Clarion Award 1991, etc.
Moving on to her early life, Connie Chung was born as the youngest of ten children of her parents as Constance Yu-Hwa Chung in August 20 1946. Her parents were the immigrants from China. She was born and raised in Washington D.C. Her father used to serve as an intelligence officer in the Chinese Nationalist Government. She had attended Montgomery Blair High School and received a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1969. After completing her study, she began hunting her career in the journalism field.
Connie Chung started her career being a correspondent for the Washington D.C based news station CBS for its show CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite in the early 70s. After some time in there, she moved to the Los Angeles owned and operated news station of CBS, KNXT,(now known as KCBS), where she served as an anchor for the CBS Newsbriefs. After some years at KNXT, she moved to work at NBC network and again later joined at CBS. She then became the second woman to co-anchor a major network’s national news broadcast. After some years at CBS, she moved to ABC News co hosting the Monday edition of 20/20 with Charles Gibson. Later, she began to host the independent interviews and that made her popular.
Her interviews are considered to be largely gentle despite of the rapid-fire barrage of the sharp questions. Celebrities with scandals and controversy used her interviews to maintain public relations move overcoming the issues. Despite the gentleness and positive critics on her interviews way, she has been pulled into controversies like in the interview of Kathleen Gingrich, mother of Republican politician Newt Gingrich. In the interview, she had asked her what her son think of First Lady Hillary Clinton and asked to whisper that in her ear and the reply was supposed to be off air but it did not go off air. Also, she was pulled into controversy for the interview of tennis legend Martina Navratilova and in the interview with a fireman during the rescue efforts at the Oklahoma City Bombing. Connie has also worked for CNN hosting her own show Connie Chung Tonight for the brief time. Later in mid 2000, she joined at MSNBC and has been working there.
Connie Chung has a Chinese ancestry and is an American national. She has been 68 years old and still has the same passion and dedication to her work as in her youth. She has a great skill of presentation with softer tone and gentleness. She is an experienced journalists and a centre of motivation and inspiration to lots of female journalists who are seeking their career in the journalism field. This 68 year old journalists is a married woman. She has been married for more than three decades. She was married in December 2, 1984 to husband Maury Povich who was also a journalist and used to serve as an anchor in a talk show. She converted to Judaism after getting married and became devoted to her faith. In early 90s, she announced that she was reducing her work pressure in the hopes of getting pregnant. However, the couple adopted a son in June 20 1995 named Matthew Jay Povich. He is grown up now and has attended Allen-Stevenson School and Riverdale Country School.
Connie Chung, no wonder has a lot of admirers for her hard work and talent. She set an example to move on and work harder even after coming in the controversies with lots of negative critics. Connie has a very good salary pay and a very high net worth.
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