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Maury Povich Biography

Birth Name:
Maurice Richard Povich
Birth Place:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Journalist, actor, talk show host, author

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