Maury Povich

Talk show host, Newscaster
A warm and seemingly sincere television personality, Maury Povich went from local newsman to the host of one of the first tabloid newsmagazine programs that became a ubiquitous airwave presence in the years that ... Read more »
Born: 01/17/1939 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Black-ish 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Maury 1998 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jump Cuts 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Born in My Heart: A Love Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Connie Chung 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Twenty One 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

NYTV: By the People Who Made It 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Opening the Lost Tombs: Live From Egypt 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Maury Povich Show 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Talked to Death 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

A Current Affair 1985 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to Christmas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Donahue: The 25th Anniversary 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Why Bother Voting? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Forbes 400 -- The Richest People in America 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Wings 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Confessions of Mr. Tabloid 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Imagemaker 1986 (Movie)

Talk Show Host (Actor)

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

The Preppie Murder (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Mornings With Shirley Povich: A Century of Writing Sports 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

A warm and seemingly sincere television personality, Maury Povich went from local newsman to the host of one of the first tabloid newsmagazine programs that became a ubiquitous airwave presence in the years that followed. Coming out of radio and local affiliate television news in his hometown of Washington, DC, Povich gained nationwide recognition behind the anchor's desk on the "infotainment" newsmagazine "A Current Affair" (syndicated, 1986-1996). Within four years, the ambitious Povich left the program to host a daytime talk show of his own with "The Maury Povich Show" (syndicated, 1990-98). A reasonably successful entry in the familiar format, its transformation into "Maury" (syndicated, 1998- ) heralded a noticeable turn away from compassionate human interest stories and toward more lurid, lowbrow segments which frequently devolved into shouting matches and catfights. Other efforts included a short-lived news program with his wife, TV journalist and anchor, Connie Chung, called "Weekends with Maury and Connie" (MSNBC, 2006) and acting as financial benefactor to the small Montana area newspaper, the Flathead Beacon. Infusing his daily television offerings with a certain homespun urban appeal, Povich maintained one of the lengthier careers in the world of syndicated daytime television.

Relationships

Ethyl Povich

Mother

Connie Chung Actor

Wife
Met in 1969 began dating in 1978 married by a rabbi in New York City on December 6, 1984 because of work commitments, did not move in together until 1986

Phyllis Minkoff

Wife
married c. 1962 divorced Povich's college sweetheart mother of his two daughters

Shirley Povich

Father
worked for years for The Washington Post died in June 1998 at age 92

Amy Povich

Daughter
born c. 1967

Susan Povich

Daughter
born c. 1964 graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988

Matthew Povich

Son
born 1995 adopted with Chung

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
was kicked out of school at one point for failing grades, though did later graduate at age 23

Milestones

2000

Served as host for the NBC game show remake "Twenty One"

1998

Hosted the syndicated one-hour talk show "Maury"

1997

DreamWorks announced cancellation of plans to produce half-hour information series co-hosted by Povich and Chung

1996

Announced plans to co-host half-hour news information TV show with wife Connie Chung beginning in the 1998-99 season; show to be produced by DreamWorks SKG

1992

Hosted specials, "FORBES 400: The Richest People in America" and "Why Bother Voting?"

1989

Hosted the primetime broadcast, "Confessions of Mr. Tabloid", a tongue-in-cheek recap of stories covered on "A Current Affair"

1986

Made isolated appearance as "Talk Show Host" in feature film, "The Imagemaker"

1977

Worked for a CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, but the news broadcast's ratings did not improve and he was let go after four months; during this time he worked briefly as co-anchor with future wife Connie Chung

1976

Hired by an NBC affiliate in Chicago, but quit after a few months in the wake of a contract dispute

1962

General assignment and sports reporter, WTTG, Washington, DC

Took a position with ABC in San Francisco

Hosted the daytime talk show, "The Maury Povich Show"; series picked up without a pilot

Worked for a time in Philadelphia

Co-anchored the early evening news magazine show, "A Current Affair" (handpicked by Fox mogul Rupert Murdoch)

Hosted a popular midday talk show for the Washington, DC area, "Panorama" (date approximate)

Moved back to Washington, DC; began hosting "Panorama" again and also co-anchored a weekend news broadcast

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