Connie Chung has been an anchor and reporter for the U.S. television news networks NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. Connie Chung net worth is 15 million till 2017
Date of Birth:
August 20, 1946
15 million USD
Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich, better known as Connie Chung is an American journalist. Over the years she has had the privilege of working with high profile networks including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and MSNBC. Born on August 20, 1946, Connie is the youngest among her parent’s ten children.
She had attended Montgomery Blair High School. She then joined University of Maryland, College Park. She studied journalism in order pursue her career as news reporter and presenter. Upon the completion of her graduation, she immediately launched her career at her hometown Washington’s WTTG-TV. Two years later, CBS hired her as their Washington-based correspondent.
In her early years at CBS, she covered stories like 1972 presidential campaign of George McGovern and secured her first big interview with President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal. Though, her work at CBS got much appreciated but in 1976 she decided to move to Los Angeles and started as the lead anchor for local CBS affiliate KCBS. She worked there for almost seven years. In 1983, she made her transition to NBC where she worked as their news anchor and correspondent.
By the time, she had already become most popular and liked journalists of that time. In 1989, instead of renewing her contract with NBC, she signed a three-year deal with CBS reported worth $ 1.5 million annually. She hosted several shows including “West 57th”, “The CBS Sunday Night News” and made it all the way to as the co-anchor of the “CBS Evening News”.
In addition to her role as the co-host, she also began hosting “Eye to Eye with Connie Chung” which featured her interviewing some of the controversial newsmakers. In 1995, concerned over her interviewing styles, network fired her from the position and instead offers her lower position of weekend and substitute anchor. However, she didn’t accept the proposal that demoted her position but opted for the option of leaving the network for good.
In 2002, she started working with CNN to anchor a new show that directly competed with Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly. The program struggled for viewership and in 2003, CNN dropped her. She also tried her luck with MSNBC, but her talk show didn’t earn any credibility. She had to quit that too. Frustrated with her failure, she got drunk and sang on the piano, the horrific incident that lives everywhere on the internet. At present, she is not associated with any television network.
One of the prominent and the most recognizable faces in the television, Connie has had won innumerable awards for her work including three national Emmy Awards, a Peabody, 1991 National Headliner award and two commendations from American women in Radio and television. Ambitious from the early years, Connie had the definitive vision of her career. She avoided any kinds of distraction and invested all of her efforts only on improvising her work. Her number of awards speaks about the dedication and hard work that she had done.
Talking about her personal life biography, she is married to her husband Maury Povich, a talk show host since 1984. She and her spouse in 1995, adopted a baby boy, whom they named Matthew Jay Povich. Considering the reputation and length of married life in West, she definitely has sustained her relationship for a real long time now and is still going strong together. Possibility about their divorce also seems minimal. She has a beautiful family to look after and she would never trade that blessing of her life for anything.
Standing tall at five feet, Connie does not have an advantage of height but the popularity and the success she has accomplished over her career is pretty unmatchable. She has already reached the age of sixty six and she still manages to look gorgeous. She flaunts her beauty by wearing outfits that shows off her beautiful curves and her lovely legs. She looks lovely in the pictures circulated in the internet. Detailed information about her life can be obtained through wiki and other personal sites relating her.