Connie Chung Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich was born on 20th August 1946 in Washington, D.C. USA, being the daughter of a Taiwanese Diplomat. She is a journalist, famous for being the first woman to work as a co-anchor for the “CBS Evening News”, and also the first Asian to anchor a major American network newscast.

So just how rich is Connie Chung? The journalist has an estimated net worth of $15 million, her wealth having been made working for various television news networks, including CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and ABC News. Chung’s career now amounts to over 40 years working as a journalist, and recently as a teacher/lecturer.

Connie Chung Net Worth $15 Million

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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: August 20, 1946
Birth place: 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-)
TV shows:Weekends with Maury and Connie (2006)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1She was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Letters category.
2She was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for General Services.
3She received teaching fellowship at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
4She 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.
5Youngest of 10, 5 of whom died in China. She has 4 older living sisters
  • one is Josephine Chen.
6Met 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.
7Attended the University of Maryland, where she first majored in Biology and then switched to Journalism.
8The 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)).
9Daughter-in-law of Shirley Povich.
10Attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring Maryland
11Newscaster
12Son, Matthew Jay Povich, adopted in 1995


Quotes

#Quote
1I was just going at this career - boom, boom, boom! Then all of a sudden, at 38, Oh, my God - I forgot to get married!


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs & SegmentsABC 2000: The Millennium (1999)· Roger Goodman (executive producer)
· Marc Burstein (executive producer)
· Phyllis McGrady (executive producer)
· Neil Patterson (executive producer)
· Gary Smith (executive producer)
· Bob Roy (senior producer)
· Peter Jennings (anchor)
· Deborah Amos (correspondent)
· Bill Blakemore (correspondent)
· Aaron Brown (correspondent)
· Morton Dean (correspondent)
· Sam Donaldson (correspondent)
· Gillian Findlay (correspondent)
· Jack Ford (correspondent)
· Charles Gibson (correspondent)
· Mark Litke (correspondent)
· Cynthia McFadden (correspondent)
· John Miller (correspondent)
·


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Murphy Brown1989TV SeriesConnie Chung

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Evening Magazine1977TV Series series producer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself
The View2005-2014TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2014TV SeriesHerself
30 for 302014TV Series documentaryHerself - CBS News Anchor
Nancy & Tonya2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
Clockwork Orange County2012Video documentaryHerself
Miss Universe 20112011TV SpecialHerself - Judge
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2009TV SeriesHerself - Expert
Urban Struggle: The Battle of the Cuckoo's Nest2008Video documentary voice
Paula's Party2008TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006TV SeriesHerself
The Colbert Report2006TV SeriesHerself
Today2006TV SeriesHerself
Connie Chung Tonight2002TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2002TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2002TV SeriesHerself - Substitute Co-Host
America.012001TV SeriesHerself / Correspondent
Orlan, carnal art2001DocumentaryHerself
ABC 2000: The Millennium1999TV Movie documentary
20/201999TV Series documentaryHerself - Contributing Anchor
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHerself
Knife to the Heart1997TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
Eye to Eye with Connie Chung1993TV SeriesHerself (Host) (1993-1995)
Late Night with David Letterman1983-1992TV SeriesHerself
The Howard Stern Show1990-1992TV SeriesHerself
Face to Face with Connie Chung1990TV SeriesHerself (Anchor) (1990)
Donahue1985-1990TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night with Connie Chung1989TV SeriesHerself (Anchor) (1989-1990)
CBS This Morning1987TV SeriesHerself - Substitute Co-Host (1990-1993)
Hour Magazine1987TV SeriesHerself
19861986TV Series documentaryHerself - Co-Host
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHerself
American Almanac1985TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1985TV SeriesHerself
NBC News at Sunrise1983TV SeriesHerself - Anchor (1983-1986)
CBS Evening News with Dan Rather1981TV SeriesHerself - Substitute Anchor (1989-1995) / Co-anchor (1993-1995)
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite1975TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt1970TV SeriesHerself - Substitute Anchor (1983-1989)
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir1953TV SeriesHerself - Substitute anchor (1998-2002)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - CBS News / Herself - NBC News
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words2016DocumentaryHerself
Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown2015DocumentaryHerself
Black Mass2015Herself (uncredited)
Above the Fray: The Lessons of Dukakis '882014Documentary shortHerself
Mad As Hell2014DocumentaryHerself
Killer Legends2014DocumentaryHerself - Newscaster
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Big Miracle2012Herself (uncredited)
Ethos2011/IDocumentaryHerself - CBS News Reporter
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHerself
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story2008DocumentaryHerself - News Anchor
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself
911 Amateur2007Video documentary shortHerself - ABC Reporter
Maxed Out2006DocumentaryHerself
Mademoiselle and the Doctor2004DocumentaryHerself
Tupac: Resurrection2003DocumentaryHerself
Brother's Keeper1992DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Slaying the Dragon1988TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)

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