American news presenter, Connie Chung is the first woman to anchor the CBS Evening News back in 1993. Her journalism career spans more than four decades; she became active since the year 1972. Connie was removed from her work at the CBS when her interview with a fireman during the rescue operation at the Oklahoma City Bombing became controversial.
How Much Is Connie Chung’s Net Worth?
Connie Chung has accumulated a net worth of $15 million. She has made such impressive fortunes from her Journalism career. Connie was reportedly paid a salary of $600000 per annum when she arrived at the NBC in 1983 and hosted Tonight and NBC Nightly News.
According to gazettereview, CNN in 2002 contracted Connie with a colossal sum of $2 million to host a show titled Connie Chung Tonight. Her television program got on an excellent rating but later got suspended due to the 2003's Iraqi War.
Connie is married to American TV Presenter Maury Povich. The couple used to reside at the luxurious historic Locustwood manor build in 1832, priced at $2.3 million. The villa is situated at 28 The Trial, Middletown, New Jersey that covers 4208 square feet of land.
Career In CBS: Fired And Revelation About Sexual Misconduct
The anchorwoman was removed from her CBS job in 1995. She was ousted when she interviewed a fireman, "Can the Oklahoma City Fire Department handle this?" during the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19, 1995. Native Oklahoma’s thought the question was insensitive irrespective of the situation.
During her interview for aol.com, Connie admits that she was the victim of sexual misconduct every day from her CBS's co-worker Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer. Charlie and Matt were fired from their job within a week of claims of wrongdoing at the workplace.
Is Connie Chung Retired, What Is She Doing Now?
Connie is not on a verge to retire anytime soon. She expressed her willingness to work with news broadcasting if any channels have a contract to offer.
For now, she has been featured in the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM). Connie, the APA luminary, is included in the short documentary for being the first Asian American to co-anchor a national newscast.
Connie Chung’s Three Decades Of Marriage!
Connie got married to Maury on 2 December 1984, She first met Maury in 1969 when she worked as a copy girl and Maury co-anchored WTTG-TV. Her husband is proficiently known for his syndicated tabloid talk show program Maury. Connie and Maury have been part of many public events, and they were photographed at the Alzheimer’s Association function.
Connie Chung and her husband Maury Povich at the 2016 Alzheimer's Association 'A Night at Sardi's' (Photo: zimbio.com)
The couple wanted babies, but somehow they could not conceive. They then adopted a son named Matthew Jay Povich that they confirmed in a statement on 15 June 1995.
Maury was still married to his first wife, Phyllis Minkoff. He has two children from his previous relationship with Phyllis that ended 12 years after in 1979.
Connie is 71 years of age and was born on 20 August 1946 in Washington D.C. The journalist is the youngest among her five siblings. Her father William Ling Chung worked as an intelligence officer in China as per wiki. She has not adequately revealed her mother name in spite of sharing a mother day letter to her.
Connie went to Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland and later perceived Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1969. She stands shorter to the height of her husband that is 1.88 meter (6' 2'') and possesses Asian (Chinese) ethnicity.