Connie Chung's Net Worth

Constance Yu-Hwa Chung, popularly known as Connie Chung, is an American journalist who is well-known, experienced, and well-liked. The 72-year-old journalist has worked for television news networks in the United States, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC, as an anchor and correspondent. She was only the second woman to co-anchor a network newscast when she joined CBS Evening News. Chung was born in the United States less than a year after her parents moved there. Connie is among the few people who have proven themselves in the media industry and reaped huge popularity.

Early Life

Connie Chung was born in Washington, D.C., on August 20, 1946. She is the youngest of a family of nine children. Five of her siblings died during the war, and her father was a Chinese Nationalist Government intelligence official.

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Her family emigrated from China to the United States. Chung attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. After graduating from high school, Chung went on to acquire a journalism degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1969.

Connie Chung’s Net Worth

Connie Chung made a name for herself as a news anchor for NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and ABC. As she has gone from one news network to the next, she has amassed a sizable wealth. Connie Chung is a wealthy Chinese-American journalist with an estimated net worth of $80 million.

Career

  • During the Watergate political controversy in the early 1970s, Chung worked as a Washington correspondent for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. She then worked for West Coast stations as an evening news anchor for KNXT (now KCBS-TV) and CBS Newsbreak.
  • In 1989, Chung hosted the CBS Sunday Evening News and Saturday Night with Connie Chung. She was the second woman, after Barbara Walters, to co-anchor a major network’s daily national newscast on June 1, 1993. Chung began doing her own interviews after joining ABC News.
  • Chung’s interview with Kathleen Gingrich, mother of Republican politician Newt Gingrich, about First Lady Hillary Clinton on January 5, 1995, garnered much condemnation. Chung lost her co-anchor job on CBS Evening News after an interview with an Oklahoma City Fire Department representative regarding the April 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. In 1997, she started working for ABC News.
  • Chung’s CNN show, Connie Chung Tonight, was discontinued during the 2003 Iraq War. The broadcast was described as “terrible” by Ted Turner, the creator of CNN.
  • Chung and Maury Povich’s MSNBC show Weekends with Maury and Connie started in January 2006. The show did not garner much traction with viewers, and it was eventually cancelled on June 17, 2006, with the final episode broadcast. Chung performed a spoof to the tune of “Thanks for the Memory” during the last episode.
  • Chung’s famous interviews include those with tennis player Martina Navratilova about the US political system, an Oklahoma City Fire Department spokesman about the Oklahoma City bombing, Kathleen Gingrich about then-First Lady Hillary Clinton, basketball legend Magic Johnson after revealing his HIV status, and Claus von Bulow and U.S. Representative Gary Condit about Chandra Levy’s disappearance.

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Personal Life

Maury Povich and connie chung

Maury Povich, a talk show personality, married Connie Chung in 1984. Her husband is a talk-show host. In the early 1990s, Chung declared that she would be limiting her job in order to become pregnant. They were disappointed since it did not come out the way they had hoped. On June 20, 1995, they adopted a boy called Matthew Jay Povich.

They met while working in the news department at WTTG-TV in Washington. They dated for a long time. Susan Anne and Amy Joyce Povich are Povich’s two kids from his former marriage to Phyllis Minkoff. They divorced in 1979.

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