Maury Povich

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth January 17, 1939
Nationality American
Profession Television Personality
Working for Television Programs
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Spouse Connie Chung (m. 1984), Phyllis Minkoff (m. 1962–1979)
Married on 1962
Children(s) Matthew Jay Povich, Amy Povich, Susan Povich
Qualification Graduation
Education at University of Pennsylvania
Net Worth(s) $45 million and salary of $14 million
Name on Birth Maurice Richard "Maury" Povich (Real Name)
Divorce One Time
Height 1.85 m
Weight N/A
Religion N/A
Eye Color Brown, Blue
Hair Color Gray Brown
Twitter @TheMAURYShow
Age 84 Years

Maury Povich is an American television presenter, best known for hosting the tabloid talk show Maury.


Maury Povich was born on January 17, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Maurice Richard Povich.

Childhood and School College

He was very interested in sports as a youngster and even worked as a batboy for the American League's old Washington Senators.

Maury Povich graduated from the Landon School in 1957. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 with a degree in television journalism.

Father, Mother, brother and sister

He is the second of three children born to Ethyl Povich and Washington Post sportswriter Shirley Povich. His paternal grandfather, Nathan Povich, emigrated from Lithuania to the United States in 1878 at age 12.

Career and struggle

Maury began his broadcast journalism career in 1966 as a news reporter and sportscaster at Metromedia's WTTG-TV in Washington D.C. The following year, he became the host of a new midday talk show called Panorama. He immediately loved the format that combined news, politics and celebrities. He won many awards at Panorama and working in the nation's capital.

Following his stint in Washington, he anchored the news in many big cities across the country including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia. In 1986, he returned to WTTG in Washington to once again anchor the news and host Panorama. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who bought the Metromedia station group, had other plans for him.

After 20 years in television, he was heading to the Big Apple, New York City. Rupert decided that he would anchor a new kind of show that had never been seen before. So in 1986, A Current Affair was started. Affair started on WNYW-TV in New York, as a local show and as its popularity grew, so did its reach. It became the first syndicated newsmagazine show. The show was groundbreaking and led to a slew of imitators.

In 1991 he returned to his talk show roots, this time, in national syndication, as host of The Maury Povich Show for Paramount, which ran for seven successful seasons.

In 1998 he partnered with Studios USA to create Maury, a brand new hour of exciting talk, with a fresh new look and attitude. Maury gives me the opportunity of dealing with compelling and sometimes controversial issues that impact teens and their parents.

Wife, Marriage and Divorce

He was married to Phyllis Minkoff from 1962 to 1979.

In 1984, he married news anchor Connie Chung, whom he had met while working in the news department at WTTG-TV in Washington. With Minkoff, Povich had two daughters, Susan and Amy.

Povich and Chung adopted a son, Matthew Jay Povich, in 1995.


His pictures can be found all over the internet at various sites as he is very popular TV personality.


He is six feet one inch tall which equals 185 centimeters. That is a significant height.

Nationality, Ethnicity

He is an American citizen and he is from Lithuanian descent.

Net Worth, Salary and income

Maury Povich is a talk show host who has a net worth of $45 million. On top of that, he is paid very well.

Award and Achievement

He has 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.

He is also popular on social networking sites.

Job and future

He is doing well even in this age. He will contribute even more in the coming years of his career.

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