Maury Povich is an American TV tabloid talk show host and presenter. He was born on 17th of January, 1939, which makes his age lie at 78 this year. He was born with the birth name Maurice Richard Povich in Washington DC. He was the second child among three to parents- Ethyl (née Friedman) Povich and Shirley Povich, who was a sportswriter at the Washington Post. He is Jewish by religion. He is white by ethnicity and American by nationality. He completed his high school studies from Landon School in 1957 and later went to the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1962 with a degree in television journalism. The popular Maury Povich bio is given below.
Career and Net Worth
As being a television presenter, Maury Povich has been able to earn a good sum from his career. Maury salary is estimated to be around thousands of dollars which he earns from NBC and other companies. Currently, Maury net worth is estimated to be $45 million, which shows his successful career.
Immediately after graduating from university, Povich became a reporter and publicist at the WWDC radio station in Washington DC. Then he went on to work for WTTG-TV and in 1967 became the co-host to the popular show Panorama. He worked for several stations throughout the country. He was hired by Rupert Murdoch as a host to A Current Affair, a tabloid and gossip show, based in New York. In 1991 he left this show for something of his own- The Maury Povich Show, distributed by Paramount Domestic Television. The show was later named Maury after Universal TV took over. The show was a tabloid based show and was often critiqued as a trash show, but gained immense popularity with his viewers. The popularity of the show increased especially after the introduction of the segment called “Who’s the daddy?” 1998, in which the program solved paternity cases with DNA tests. With this rise in power, Maury went on to host other shows such as Twenty One on NBC. He even appeared on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Povich made a guest appearance on The Jack and Triumph Show in 2015. He served as the president of the NY chapter of the National Television Academy for 2 terms. He also launched a weekly newspaper called Flathead Beacon in Flathead County, Montana.
Is Maury Povich married? Who is his wife?
Maury is a married man who has undergone divorce once. His first love of his life was Phyllis Mink off, whom he married in 1962. Sadly the couple separated through a divorce in 1979. He has had two kids with Phyllis- Susan Anne Povich and Amy Joyce Povich. After his divorce in 1979, Povich went on to marry Connie Chung, in 1984. They met at the news department at WTTG-TV. Their relationship has been going strong ever since and the couple even adopted a son named Matthew Jay Povich. Together Maury along with his wife and a son make a happy family.
Height- How tall is Maury?
Maury is a friendly figure, with a warm smile. Maury Povich height is 6’1”, on which he looks absolutely tall. Even at his old age, he is as lively and young-hearted as he was in his golden days. He had a slim build with blue eye color and dark brown hair color.
Wiki and Facts
Being a television personality Maury is active in social media. He can be followed on the twitter handle @TheMAURYShow. More information about his personal and professional life from Maury Povich Wikipedia page and other wiki sites.