Who Is Maury Povich?
Maury Povich (Maurice Richard Povich) is an American television personality who is best known for hosting the tabloid talk show Maury.
Maury became an investor and part-owner of the Washington DC bar and restaurant, “Chatter” in 2017, along with other DC notables Tony Kornheiser and Gary Williams. He is also a fan of the University of Central Florida football.
Maury got his first job on Washington, D.C., radio station WWDC, where he did publicity and worked as a reporter. He was also a news anchor at stations in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia from 1977 to 1983. Povich finally returned to Washington, D.C., in June 1983.
He hosted the short-lived primetime revival of the classic game show Twenty One on NBC on January 9, 2000. The reruns of the show have been aired on GSN. MSNBC announced in November 2005 that Povich would co-host a weekend news program with his wife, Connie. Weekends with Maury and Connie debuted on January 7, 2006, but was canceled due to low ratings. It’s final episode aired on June 17, 2006.
He also appeared as himself in the fourth episode of the sixth season of the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. He appeared as himself in the film Madea’s Big Happy Family. Povich launched the Flathead Beacon, a weekly print newspaper and online news source in Montana’s Flathead County in May 2007. There, he has a home and is a member of the Eagle Bend Golf Club. He also made a guest appearance on the Adult Swim show The Jack and Triumph Show in 2015.
How Old Is Maury Povich?
Maurice Richard Povich was born on 17 January 1939 in Washington, D.C., U.S. He is 80 years old as of 2019.
Maury Povich Family
Povich was born the second of three children to Ethyl (née Friedman) and Washington Post sportswriter Shirley Povich. He was born to a Jewish family and his paternal grandfather Nathan Povich, emigrated from Lithuania to the United States in 1878.
Maury Povich Education
He attended Landon School where he graduated in 1957 and then joining the University of Pennsylvania from where he graduated in 1962 with a degree in television journalism.
Maury Povich Wife
Povich has been married twice. He was married to Phyllis Minkoff from 1962 to 1979. The couple has two daughters together. He married news anchor Connie Chung in 1984. The couple met while working in the news department at WTTG-TV in Washington. Chung was a secretary there while Povich was an anchorman. The couple has a son together.
Maury Povich Kids
Povich has two daughters and a son. With Minkoff, he has Susan Anne and Amy Joyce Povich. Amy is married to physician and author David Agus. With Connie, he adopted a son Matthew Jay Povich in 1995.
Maury Povich Show
Maury served two consecutive terms as president of the New York chapter of the National Television Academy. He then left A Current Affair to host The Maury Povich Show. The show was nationally syndicated and distributed by Paramount Domestic Television. This was in partnership with his own production company, MoPo Productions, from 1991 to 1998. In 1995, he was honored by New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani for raising awareness of National Adoption Month. The show was taken over by Studios USA. When they took over the production of the show, it was renamed simply, Maury.
Maury Povich House
Povich purchased his home with his wife Connie in 2009. Their home is located in Washington, DC.
Maury Povich Height
The known television personality, actor, and producer, stands at a stature of 6′ 1″ (1.85 m).
Maury Povich Net Worth | Salary
Through his wide career on television, Povich has an estimated net worth of $60 million and also receives an annual salary of $14 million. He is also believed to make $7 million per episode of his show.