What Are Some Interesting Facts About Connie Chung?


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Connie Chung is an American television news reporter who has worked for ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and NBC. She was the second woman and first Asian-American to co-anchor a network evening news show when she joined Dan Rather at the "CBS Evening News" in 1993. She is married to Maury Povich, a talk show host.

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Chung has hosted various news programs such as "Eye to Eye with Connie Chung," which appeared on CBS from 1993 to 1995. She also worked as a reporter for ABC's "20/20" from 1998 to 2002, and she briefly co-hosted a news program with Povich for MSNBC in 2006. She has interviewed people such as basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Claus von Bulow, who faced accusations that he attempted to murder his wife.

Some controversies have marked Chung's career. Her stint as a co-anchor on the "CBS Evening News" did not go well, and there were reports of friction between Chung and Rather. She left the program in 1995. Chung also received criticism for her handling of an interview with Kathleen Gingrich, mother of then-Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich. Chung asked Kathleen Gingrich her son's opinion of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton, and Gingrich, believing her response was off the record, said her son thought Clinton was a "bitch."

Chung, born Constance Yu-Hwa Chung in 1946, attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where she studied journalism. She married Povich in 1984 and converted to Judaism. They adopted a son in 1995.

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