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Maury Povich Biography

Biography of Television Talk Show Host Maury Povich

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The Maury Povich Show:

This weekday one-hour talk show features veteran television anchor and interviewer, Maury Povich. Povich's journalistic sensibilities and sharp-witted style have endeared him to audience and viewer alike. Treating subjects out of today's headlines and interviewing the people affected by them, Maury gets the personal story. On topics ranging from sexual harassment and the death penalty to newsmakers like Ross Perot and celebrities like Cindy Crawford, Maury offers viewers insight into the subjects Americans are talking about. Treating subjects out of today's headlines and interviewing the people affected by them, Maury gets the personal story. On topics ranging from sexual harassment and the death penalty to newsmakers like Ross Perot and celebrities like Cindy Crawfor. Maury offers viewers insight into the subjects Americans are talking about. According to Diane Rappoport, executive producer of the show, "Maury is regarded as one of the best in the business. His journalistic background, his nose for news, and his ability to get to the heart of an interview, both through on-target questioning and sharing his own vulnerability, provides viewers with a unique perspective on the headline making stories and issues of today. The hour-long talk show is hosted by veteran journalist and interviewer Maury Povich.

Host Maury Povich:

Maury Povich was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the son of legendary Washington Post sports columnist Shirley Povich. His father worked at the Post for an amazing 75 years. His passion for writing and reporting helped shape his entire career. Maury began his broadcast journalism career in 1966 as a news reporter and sportscaster at Metromedia's WTTG-TV in Washington D.C. The following year,he became the host of a new midday talk show called Panorama.he immediately loved the format that combined news, politics and celebrities. He won many awards at Panorama and working in the nation's capital. Following his stint in Washington,he anchored the news in many big cities across the country including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia. During his career in television,he learned never to say never. In 1986,he returned to WTTG in Washington to once again anchor the news and host Panorama. But not for long. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who bought the Metromedia station group, had other plans for him. After 20 years in television,he was heading to the Big Apple, New York City. Rupert decided that he would anchor a new kind of show that had never been seen before. So in 1986, A Current Affair was born. Affair started on WNYW-TV in New York, as a local show and as its popularity grew, so did its reach. It became the first syndicated newsmagazine show and its enterprising reporting and no-holds-barred attitude became the talk of television. The show was groundbreaking and led to a slew of imitators. To this day,he still maintain that A Current Affair paved the way for the newsmagazine shows on all the networks.

In 1991,he returned to his talk show roots, this time, in national syndication, as host of The Maury Povich Show for Paramount, which ran for seven successful seasons. In 1998,he partnered with Studios USA to create Maury, a brand new hour of exciting talk, with a fresh new look and attitude. Maury gives me the opportunity of dealing with compelling and sometimes controversial issues that impact teens and their parents. On a more personal note, he has been married to Connie Chung since 1984. Connie is an anchor of 20/20 and a correspondent for ABC News. One of the biggest joys of their lives is their son Matthew. Two grown daughters, Susan and Amy, live on opposite coasts, with their families-Susan in New York and Amy in Los Angeles. Connie and Maury love to travel and spend time with their children and grandchildren. He is an avid sports fan, both as a spectator and participant. One of his greatest passions is golf. he loves playing different courses all over the country.