|Celebrated Name:||Connie Chung|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Constance Yu-Hwa Chung|
|Age:||73 years old|
|Birth Date:||20 August 1946|
|Birth Place:||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Maury Povich (m. 1984)|
|Children:||Yes ( Matthew Jay Povich)|
|Net Worth in 2019:||$20 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2019|
Connie Chung is one of the very few people who have established themselves as a celebrity in the media world. She is a journalist, but her celebrity-status makes her more than that. She has been serving the media for a long period of time, and over this period, she has garnered huge popularity and staggering net worth.
Maybe you know about Connie Chung very well But do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2019? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Connie Chung’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Born as Constance Yu-Hwa Chung on August 1946, in Washington, US, Connie Chung is an American journalist and news anchor. As the name screams, she has Chinese ancestry. Her father, William Ling Chung, was a Chinese diplomat in the US, so she was raised in the US. Later, she settled there too. Her mother’s name is Margaret, who is the mother of 4 more kids. She completed her early education from Montgomery Blair High School and later moved to the University of Maryland where she majored in journalism and graduated in 1969.
Moving on to her personal life, Connie Chung married her long-time beau Maury Povich in 1984. Ever since the couple has been together. Maury Povich is a popular American TV talk show host. After a few years, in 1998, the couple adopted a son and named him Matthew.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 20 August 1946, Connie Chung is 73 years old as of today’s date 5th November 2019. Her height is 1.55 m tall, and her weight is 51 kg.
Connie is the daughter of a rich father, so she didn’t have to struggle at all to start her career. Just after completing her graduation, she kicked the first hit and started working as a reporter at Washington’s WTTG-TV. She worked here for two years and then, moved to CBS News where she served as a correspondent. Here, she worked for some time and garnered a bit popularity by interviewing the president Richard Nixon and also for her program ‘CBS Evening News.’ When she got an offer CBS affiliate KNXT, she left her previous job and worked here as a lead news anchor.
She remained with CBS affiliate KNXT for almost seven years before she moved to NBC in 1983. With NBC, she rose to popularity and became one of the most famous and acclaimed TV journalists. She remained with NBC for six years, and in these six years, she reached to the topmost heights of journalism. In 1989, she again moved back to CBS after signing a three-year contract.
Here, she launched her own program ‘Eye to Eye with Connie Chung’ which took her to another level of success. However, the show also received some negative reviews and was also shut down in quite a few months. In 1992, she again put her name on the headlines when she became the first person to interview Earvin Johnson Jr after his public announcement of being HIV positive.
Over her entire journalism career, she has worked for different media networks and is mainly known for her interviews with the high-profile person.
Awards & achievements
The successful journalist has garnered enormous accolades for her exceptional skills. However, when it comes to awards, she hasn’t many under her name. She won Emmy award for the outstanding news and documentary program. She also received an entry in ‘New Jersey, Hall of Fame’ in the arts and letters category.
Net Worth & Salary of Connie Chung in 2019
There would hardly be any other journalist more successful than Connie Cong. Over her entire career, she has worked with big networks such as NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. She is also the first woman to co-anchor ‘CBS Evening News.’ Other than this, she also worked for many other popular American media networks. After looking at her career, estimating her net worth shouldn’t be hard for you. As of today, she is 72 years old. Still, she holds a whopping net worth of $20 million as of November 2019.
Having $20 million net worth as a journalist is a big thing. In front of her net worth and successful career, many other celebrities stand nowhere.