• Connie Chung is a journalist best known for her work on various TV news networks such as CBS, MSNBC, ABC, and CNN.
• She has an estimated net worth of $30 million, earned from her successful career in broadcast journalism.
• She was born in Washington D.C. and studied journalism at the University of Maryland.
• She is married to talk show host Maury Povich and the couple have an adopted son.
• Chung accepted a teaching fellowship at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 20, 1946
SpouseMaury Povich
FactSon, Matthew Jay Povich, adopted in 1995

Who is Connie Chung?

Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich was born on 20 August 1946, in Washington D.C., USA, and is a journalist, best known from working as a reporter and anchor for various television news networks; these include MSNBC, CBS, NC, CNN and ABC.

The Net Worth of Connie Chung

How rich is Connie Chung? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $30 million, mostly earned through a successful career in broadcast journalism. She has participated in numerous high profile events and interviews throughout her career, and as she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Connie is the youngest of five children, born less than a year after her family moved to Washington D.C. from China; her father previously worked as an intelligence officer for the Chinese Nationalist Government. She was educated at Montgomery Blair High School, and after matriculating attended the University of Maryland, where she would study journalism, graduating in 1969, and then pursuing a career relating to her degree.

Early Career

Chung started working as a Washington-based correspondent for “CBS Evening News”, initially mainly giving updates regarding the Watergate political scandal. She later left the network to work as an anchor for KNXT’s evening newscasts, operating in Los Angeles, and subsequently also anchored the network’s primetime news updates. In 1983, she signed with NBC as an anchor of their early program entitled “NBC News at Sunrise”, but also became the anchor of the Saturday edition of “NBC Nightly News”, plus serving as a fill-in reporter when required.

After six years, she left NBC for CBS, where she was given her own show – “Saturday Night with Connie Chung” – which ran for a year. She also anchored “CBS Sunday Evening News”, just the second woman to co-anchor a major network’s national news weekday broadcast. She also had other projects with the network, including “Eye to Eye with Connie Chung”. In 1995, she left CBS and moved to ABC News, becoming the co-host of the Monday edition of “20/20”, as well as conducting interviews which would help her rise to prominence, and which actually became her trademak.

Notable Interviews

In 1995, Connie had a controversial interview with Kathleen Gingrich, the mother of politician Newt Gingrich; during the interview, Kathleen mentioned that she didn’t want to state on air what her son thought of First Lady Hillary Clinton, which prompted Connie to ask her to just whisper it to her, never really implying that the statement would be off the air. She received a lot of criticism by suggesting that the statement would be ‘off the record’ but the interview made Connie famous – or infamous – in journalistic circles.

A few months later, she was again criticized for sarcasm – during an interview with the Oklahoma City Fire Department spokesman, she expressed her doubts on the capability of the Fire Department during the Oklahoma City bombing. Thousands of viewers wrote in protest, demanding that Chung either resign from CBS or move to a weekend slot – she chose to resign, and moved to the ABC.

During her time with ABC, her interviews included one with Gary Condit after the murder of Washington D.C. intern Chandra Levy. She was also a guest host of the morning program “Good Morning America”, but declined to take a permanent role after being offered one.

Later Work

Chung would later move to CNN and have her own show there, entitled “Connie Chung Tonight”, which proved moderately successful despite criticisms, but it was suspended during the 2003 Iraq War. When regular programming resumed, she demanded a resumption of her show, prompting CNN to cancel it entirely, so she then moved to MSNBC where she hosted the show entitled “Weekend with Maury and Conny”, working with Maury Povich, but it was unsuccessful and soon cancelled. During the last episode of the show, Chung sang a parody to the tune of “Thanks for the Memory”, and the somewhat bizarre performance was circulated on the internet. She later mentioned that it was ‘… a private joke meant for our show’s two viewers…!’ The show was supposed to be a light-hearted take on news anyway.

Personal Life

It is known that Connie is married to talk show host Maury Povich and they have an adopted son. She attends a synagogue with her family, but has not converted to Judaism. According to her husband, she has become more devoted to the faith in recent years and the couple maintain a kosher lifestyle. The two tried unsuccessfully to have children, leading them to adopt. Aside from her journalism work, Connie has accepted a teaching fellowship at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

General Info

Full NameConnie Chung
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 20, 1946
ProfessionJournalist, Television producer, Actor, Newscaster
EducationMontgomery Blair High School, University of Maryland, College Park


SpouseMaury Povich
ChildrenMatthew Jay Povich
ParentsWilliam Ling Chung, Margaret Ma
SiblingsJosephine Chen


AwardsSpecial Classification for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs
TV ShowsCBS 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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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!


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
12Son, Matthew Jay Povich, adopted in 1995




Murphy Brown1989TV SeriesConnie Chung


Evening Magazine1977TV Series series producer - 1 episode


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

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)


Won Awards

2000EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement - Programs & SegmentsABC 2000: The Millennium (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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