Connie Chung

Connie Chung


8/20/1946, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Birth Name

Constance Yu-Hwa Chung


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A University of Maryland graduate, Chung started at WTTG-TV in Washington, DC, in 1969, where she was a copy person, news writer, and reporter. In 1971, Chung became a national correspondent at CBS News. After several jobs at other networks, Chung returned to CBS in 1989. She was…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • During Connie's sendoff of Weekends with Maury and Connie she sang her rendition of Thanks for the Memories in a white gown complete with earrings and makeup. She sang the song on a piano while singing doing extremely suggestive postures but nothing too raunchy for morning cable. There was a man playing the piano as she sang. She also did some dancing.

    • Connie worked alongside sportscaster Brent Musburger when she did local news in Los Angeles.

    • Connie is the youngest of 10 children, 5 of whom died in China. She has 4 older living sisters.

    • Connie met her future husband, Maury Povich, in 1968 at a local TV station in Washington, D.C. (WTTN), where she was a secretary and he was an anchorman.

    • Connie married famous talk show host Maury Povich on December 2nd 1984. They adopted one son together, Matthew Jay Povich, in 1995.

    • Connie attended the University of Maryland, where she first majored in Biology and then switched to Journalism.

    • Connie is 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.

    • Connie and her show Weekends with Maury and Connie have been spoofed by MADTV by Bobby Lee in drag playing Connie.

    • Her show, with hubby Maury Povitch, Weekends with Maury and Connie , which just rapped up it's six-month run ended with Connie infamously singing on a piano a remake of Thanks for the Memories grossly off key. It get the show which never really took off ratings wise very popular which was talked about on Entertainment Tonight , USA TODAY and several other news outlets. A reported 500,000 people downloaded her singing on . Much more than the series ever got in veiwers.

  • Quotes

    • Connie on her awful rendition of 'Thanks for the Memories': I was shocked, I mean really shocked, I didn't expect it at all. (Connie on the attention it attracted) I meant it as a private joke for our two viewers. Honestly, if you had been a regular viewer, then you would have known that this was a giant joke. The deal is that I can sing perfectly off-key! (On her ability to sing) Despite her long career as a network newswoman, Chung insisted that her fans know she has "a crazy side."