Maury Povich is a well-known American television presenter best known as the host of the show ‘Maury.’ It was known as ‘The Maury Povich Show’ when it first aired in 1991. His show was renewed in 2014 until September 2018. Povich started his career as a radio station reporter in the 1960s. He has also appeared as a guest on ‘The Jack and Triumph Show.’
Maury Povich: Personal Life
In 1962, Maury Povich got married to Phyllis Minkoff. The couple has two daughters named Amy Joyce Povich and Susan Anne. They divorced in 1979. His daughter Amy got married to David Agus, who is an author and physician.
In 1984, Povich got married to Connie Chung, who is a news anchor. The couple adopted a son named Matthew Jay Povich in 1995. Povich has been mocked on the TV shows ‘Mad TV’ and ‘South Park.’
Maury Povich: Age, Height, and Weight
Maury Povich was born on 17 January 1939 and is 84 years old as of 2022. His height is 1.85 m tall, and his weight is 70 kg.
Maury Povich: Career
After completing college, Maury Povich was employed as a publicist and reporter for the radio station WWDC in Washington, D.C. In 1966, he became the sportscaster and news reporter of the D.C. TV station called WTTG-TV. A year later, he became the co-host of the popular talk show called ‘Panorama.’ The show gave him national recognition and received critical acclaim.
From the period of 1977 to 1983, Povich became the news anchor of various stations in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. In June 1983, he returned to Washington, D.C.
In 1986, he became the host of ‘The Current Affair’ for Metromedia TV. At the same time, he also used to anchor the newscasts at WNYW. He was the host of ‘A Current Affair’ till 1990. A year later, he became the host of ‘The Maury Povich Show.’ The show was later renamed to ‘Maury’ after NBC took it over.
He then became the host of the NBC game show ‘Twenty One’ in 2000. He has also co-hosted MSNBC’s ‘Weekends with Maury and Connie’ along with his wife, Chung. In 2007, he launched the weekly newspaper called ‘Flathead Beacon.’ It was also an online news source.
Maury Povich: Awards & Achievements
In 2005, Maury Povich was nominated for the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode. He won the Daytime Emmy Awards in 1995. He has also received seven other nominations from the Daytime Emmy Awards in different categories. In 1995, Rudolph Giuliani, Mayor of New York City, honoured him.