Fast Facts

  • Father was the acclaimed Washington Post sportswriter Shirley Povich; consequently he was very interested in sports as a youngster and even worked as a batboy for the American League's old Washington Senators.
  • Began career as a news reporter and sportscaster for WTTG-TV in Washington, DC.
  • First met Connie Chung in 1969 when they both worked at WTTG; he was an anchor and she was a copy girl. Years later they were briefly coanchors for KCBS (formerly KNXT) in Los Angeles.
  • Won a 1984 Emmy for Best Co-anchor for 10 O'Clock News on WTTG-TV and was nominated for a 1989 Emmy for Best Informational Series for A Current Affair.
  • Coauthored Current Affairs: A Life on the Edge in 1991, a retrospective about the TV show he hosted from 1986 to 1991.
  • Launched a weekly newspaper in Flathead Valley, MT, called the Flathead Beacon in 2007.


  • David Povich — Brother
  • Ethyl Povich — Mother
  • Susan — Daughter
  • Amy — Daughter
  • Connie Chung — Wife
  • Phyllis Minkoff — Ex-wife
  • Matthew Jay Povich — Son
  • Shirley Povich — Father
  • Lynn Povich — Sister


  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1962)


  • Birth Name: Maurice Richard Povich
  • Birth Place: Washington, DC
  • Profession: Journalist, Actor, Talk show host, Author

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