Maurice Richard Povich is an American retired television personality, best known for hosting the tabloid talk show Maury which aired from 1991 and will end in 2022. Povich began his career as a radio reporter, initially at WWDC.
Maury Povich Biography
|Full Name||Maurice Richard Povich|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Maury Povich|
|Birth Place:||Washington DC, United States|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||17 January 1939|
|Age/How Old:||83 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 185 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6’1”
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 70 kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
|Hair Color:||Salt and pepper|
|Parents Name:||Father – Shirley Povich
Mother – Ethyl Povich
|College:||University of Pennsylvania|
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|Wife/Spouse Name:||Phyllis Minkoff (m. 1962-1979), Connie Chung (m. 1984)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Yes (3)|
|Profession:||Retired Television personality|
|Net Worth:||$85 million|
Maury Povich Net Worth 2022
|Net Worth:||$80 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 17, 1939 (83 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Journalist, Newscaster, Talk show host, Actor, Film Producer, Author|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Maurice Richard Povich was born on January 17th of 1939 in Washington, D.C. Raised in a Jewish family alongside two siblings, Maury watched his father excel as a sportswriter for the “Washington Post” from a young age. Inspired to follow in his father’s footsteps, Povich gravitated towards journalism during his school years. After graduating from a private preparatory school for boys in 1957, Maury attended the University of Pennsylvania. He studied journalism and graduated with a degree in television journalism by 1962.
Maury Povich wedded Phyllis Minkoff in 1962. Amy Joyce Povich and Susan Anne are the pair’s two kids. In 1979, they got separated. Amy, his daughter, wedded David Agus, a writer, and physician. Povich wedded news journalist Connie Chung in 1984. In 1995, the pair adopted a child called Matthew Jay Povich. On the tv programs Mad TV’ and ‘South Park,’ Povich has been parodied. Povich, along with other DC standouts, became an investor and part-owner of the Washington, DC bar and restaurant Chatter in 2017. Povich resides on a ranch near Bigfork, Montana, for part of the year. Maury has been going golfing since he was a toddler. With a 2.4 handicap, he even now competes in amateur senior competitions and was named to Golf Digest’s top 100 celebrity golfers in 2007. Maury competed in the United States Senior Amateur Championship in 2000 but ended up losing during the first round of the tournament.
Maury Povich has completed his high school studies at Landon School. Later he went to the University of Pennsylvania, to pursue his dream of because a television personality. He completed his graduation in Television journalism, later working as one.
In 1962, Maury Povich married Phyllis Minkoff. They had two children before the relationship ended in divorce by 1979. In 1984, Maury married Connie Chung, a news anchor he had met earlier while working at a Fox News affiliate in Washington. In 1995, the pair adopted a son together.
In 2006, a producer called Bianca Nardi filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Maury Povich, claiming that she was asked to expose her breasts and watch pornography with other production staff members. After an internal investigation took place, Nardi’s allegations were dismissed. Later that year, Povich’s lawyer requested a gag order.
Awards and Recognition
Maury Povich was a part of the GLAAD Award nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Episode in 2005. He won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1995. He’s also been nominated for 7 Daytime Emmy Awards in a variety of categories. In 1995, New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani honored him.
He joined the renowned chat show ‘Panorama’ as a co-host a year later. He gained fame and praise from critics as a result of the play. Povich worked as a newscaster in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago from 1977 to 1983. He arrived in Washington, D.C. in 1983. In 1986, he became the host of ‘The Current Affair’ on Metromedia TV. He then used to host WNYW’s news broadcasts at about the same time. He hosted ‘A Current Affair until 1990. He became the host of “The Maury Povich Show!” a year later. After NBC took over the show, it was retitled ‘Maury.’
He took over as host of NBC’s “Twenty One” game show in 2000. He and his wife, Chung, have also co-hosted MSNBC’s ‘Weekends with Maury and Connie.’ In 2007, he started the ‘Flathead Beacon,’ a weekly newspaper. It was also a news site. In 1986, he became the host of ‘The Current Affair’ on Metromedia TV. He then used to host WNYW’s news broadcasts at about the same time. He hosted ‘A Current Affair’ until 1990. He became the host of “The Maury Povich Show!” a year later. After NBC took over the show, it was retitled ‘Maury.’
Maury has appeared in various movies and tv productions, generally as a satirized caricature of himself, in addition to his usual hosting gigs. “The Jack and Triumph Show” and “How I Met Your Mother” are two of his many TV appearances. Maury has also been a part of movies like “The Imagemaker,” “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” and “The Swinger.” In an episode of “South Park,” he was mocked as well. In 2021, singer Lil Nas X teamed up with Povich to make a full-length mock episode of Maury, in which Nas X played his Montero persona in a romantic triangle with his football-playing friend, lover, and wife.