Maury Povich is very popular on television as host of the tabloid talk show Maury from 1991 to 1998.
Povich is obviously one of the most amazing television personalities America has ever produced, and one of the richest. His annual takeaway package from the Maury show is allegedly worth $14 million, and his net worth is estimated at $45 million.
Maury has been nominated 11 times for the Daytime Emmy Award and has won one. The show was also nominated for the GLAAD Media Awards.
Mini Bio, Age
He was born on 17 January 1939 in Washington, D.C., the son of Jewish parents Ethyl (née Friedman) and Shirley Povich.
He is the second of three children of the former Washington Post sports journalist and his wife. Maury is a graduate of Landon School and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a degree in television journalism.
Povich began his career as soon as he graduated from college, and his first job was with radio station WWDC in Washington, D.C., as a press officer and reporter. In 1967 he became co-host of the station’s talk show Panorama.
The show brought him so much fame and popularity. Between 1977 and 1983, he worked as a news anchor on the station’s Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and Philadelphia stations before returning to the Washington, D.C. station in June 1983.
In 1986, he began hosting a tabloid infotainment show focused on celebrity gossip, A Current Affair on Metromedia, until 1991, when he began hosting his own show, The Maury Povich Show, a nationally syndicated show that ran from 1991 to 1998.
In 1998 the show was taken over by Studios USA and simply renamed Maury. The show was also redefined to include a segment called Who’s the Daddy? In this segment, men who denied or tried to prove the paternity of a child were DNA-tested, and the results were announced in the show. In 2000, Povich hosted the short-lived classic game show Twenty One, which was broadcast on NBC.
In 2005 MSNBC announced that Maury Povich would host a weekend news show with his wife Connie Chung. The news show Weekends with Maury and Connie, which had been on air since January 2000, was canceled in June of the same year due to low ratings.
He also hosted news shows on WNYW and appeared on the Jack and Triumph Show. In 2007 Povich launched a weekly print newspaper and online news source Flathead Beacon in Montana.
In one episode of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother, he appeared as a New Yorker who can be seen in several places at once. He also appeared in the film Madea’s Big Happy Family.
Povich served twice as president of the New York section of the National Television Academy. In 1995, he was honored by the Mayor of New York City, Rudolph Giuliani, for raising awareness for the National Adoption Month.
Povich is very active in social media and can be liked and followed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Maury Povich’s Wife, Children, Family
Maury was married twice. His first marriage was to Phyllis Minkoff. The couple married in 1962, but unfortunately, the marriage ended in a sad divorce. However, they have two daughters together (Susan Anne and Amy Joyce Povich). Amy is married to the US doctor and bestselling author David Agus.
In 1984 Maury married again, this time to newscaster/journalist Connie Chung. The couple met when they both worked at WTTG-TV in Washington. Chung was a copy girl then, Povich was a co-host and still married to his first wife.
Chung later moved to Los Angeles, and they met again when Povich also moved to Los Angeles and worked at KNXT-TV. After Povich was fired from the station, he left to work in San Francisco and then Philadelphia. Fate brought them back together in 1984, they got married and have been together ever since.
In 1995, the couple adopted a son, Matthew Jay Povich, so Povich has three children in total.
The legendary TV presenter is available at 6″1 (1.85 m), information about his weight is not available online.
Quick Facts About Maury Povich
- Full Name: Maurice Richard “Maury” Povich
- Date of Birth: January 17, 1939
- Place of Birth: Washington, D.C
- Nationality: American
- Popular As: Television Personality
- Ethnicity: Jewish
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse (s): Connie Chung (m. 1984- date), Phyllis Minkoff (m. 1962–1979)
- Children: (3) Matthew Jay Povich, Amy Povich, Susan Povich
- Education: University of Pennsylvania
- Net Worth: $45 million and a salary of $14 million
- Height: 1.85 m
- Weight: N/A
- Religion: N/A
- Eye Color: Brown, Blue
- Hair Color: Gray Brown.