Constance Yu-Hwa Chung, also known as Connie Chung, is an accomplished, well-known, and well-respected American journalist. The 72-year-old journalist has worked as an anchor and reporter for television news networks in the United States, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. As part of CBS Evening News, she became only the second female to co-anchor a network newscast. Chung was born less than a year after her parents moved to the United States.
Connie Chung’s Net Worth:
Connie Chung made her fortune as a news anchor for NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and ABC, among others. She has made a fortune by moving from one news network to the next during her career. Chung, a 72-year-old journalist, is projected to have a net worth of $25 million as of 2018. The news anchor made over $2 million in a single year in 2002.
Gossips and Rumours:
Connie Chung, a 72-year-old TV anchor, disclosed in a Washington Post op-ed written as an open letter to Christine Blasey Ford that she, too, was sexually assaulted by her family doctor when she was in her twenties. Christine Blasey Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both in high school, something the judge has repeatedly denied. Christine stepping forward to reveal the truth and fight for justice has been praised and encouraged by Chung.
Connie Chung claimed that she had no idea what had occurred to her or how to react to the situation at the time. She claimed it happened roughly 50 years ago, when she was in college. She couldn’t recall the specific date or year, but she couldn’t forget the occurrence. She said that her doctor had a home office where she could request birth control pills, an IUD, or a diaphragm. She went on to say that the doctor drew the curtain and asked her to strip down to her underwear. She assumed it had anything to do with exams. The doctor, on the other hand, rubbed her clitoris with his right index finger and pushed his right middle finger into her vagina with his right middle finger. He advised her to take a few deep breaths and told her that everything was alright. She had her orgasm for the first time, according to her letter. She then immediately dressed and drove home.
Chung isn’t sure if she told one of her sisters about the incident, but she’s certain she didn’t tell her parents or any authorities. She had no idea what had happened and had buried the incident in her mind to protect her family.
Best Known for:
- Her torrent of incisive inquiries came at a breakneck pace.
- To avoid a scandal or controversy, she had a public relations interview.
Connie Chung’s Early Life:
Chung was born in the United States on August 20, 1946, in Washington, D.C. She is the youngest of nine sisters and brothers. Her father was a Chinese Nationalist Government intelligence official, and five of her siblings died in the war. Her family came to the United States from China. Chung went to Silver Spring, Maryland’s Montgomery Blair High School. In 1969, Chung graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Connie Chung’s Career:
- Chung was a Washington-based correspondent for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite during the Watergate political scandal in the early 1970s. She later worked for KNXT (now KCBS-TV) and CBS Newsbreak on the West Coast, anchoring evening newscasts.
- Chung hosted the CBS Sunday Evening News and Saturday Night with Connie Chung in 1989. On June 1, 1993, she became the second woman after Barbara Walters to co-anchor a major network’s weekday national news broadcast. Chung joined ABC News and began conducting interviews on his own.
- Chung’s 5 January 1995 interview with Kathleen Gingrich, mother of Republican politician Newt Gingrich, about First Lady Hillary Clinton garnered harsh criticism. Chung lost her co-anchor position at CBS Evening News after another interview with an Oklahoma City Fire Department representative concerning the Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995. In 1997, she joined ABC News.
- During the 2003 Iraq War, Chung’s CNN show, Connie Chung Tonight, was canceled. Ted Turner, the creator of CNN, described the presentation as “simply horrible.”
- Weekends with Maury and Connie, a show hosted by Chung and Maury Povich on MSNBC, premiered in January 2006. The show did not garner any traction with viewers, and it was eventually canceled, with the final episode airing on June 17, 2006. During the final episode, Chung sang a spoof to the tune of “Thanks for the Memory.”
- Chung’s interviews with tennis player Martina Navratilova about the US political system, an Oklahoma City Fire Department spokesman about the Oklahoma City bombing, Kathleen Gingrich about then-First Lady Hillary Clinton, and basketball legend Magic Johnson after going public about being HIV-positive, as well as Claus von Bulow and U.S. Representative Gary Condit about Chandra Levy’s disappearance, are all available on our website.
Connie Chung’s Personal Life:
In 1984, Connie Chung married Maury Povich, a talk show personality. Her husband is the host of a talk show. Chung declared in the early 1990s that she was limiting her workload in the hopes of becoming pregnant. It did not turn out the way they had hoped. They adopted a boy called Matthew Jay Povich on June 20, 1995.
They met while working in the news department at Washington’s WTTG-TV. They dated for a long time. Povich was formerly married to Phyllis Minkoff, with whom he has two daughters, Susan Anne and Amy Joyce Povich. In 1979, they divorced.
Quick Facts About Connie Chung
|Place Of Birth
|2 December 1984
|1 ( Matthew Jay Povich)
|$25 million (estimated)
|5 ft 5 in
|Montgomery Blair High School
|University of Maryland
|Bachelor degree in Journalism
|William Ling Chung
|Orlan, Carnal Art