Maury Povich

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Maurice Richard Povich
  • Birth Place: Washington, DC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/17/1939, Capricorn
  • Profession: Journalist; actor; talk show host; author
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Maury Povich 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. 
  • Maury Povich Relationships:
  • Matthew Jay Povich - Son
  • Ethyl Povich - Mother
  • Susan - Daughter
  • David Povich - Brother
  • Amy - Daughter
  • Connie Chung - Wife
  • Phyllis Minkoff - Ex-wife
  • Shirley Povich - Father
  • Lynn Povich - Sister
  • College:
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1962)

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