Despite the awards Connie Chung has received throughout her journalism career, she is regarded as one of the most criticized journalists due to her interview with Kathleen Gingrich, the mother of a Republican politician, Newt Gingrich.
In a nutshell, Chung was excessively grilled and crucified for luring Kathleen into saying her son thinks the then First Lady, Hillary Clinton is a bitch.
This came to light when the Cable News Network announced that it’s pulling plugs on it’s “Connie Chung Tonight” program. She married her talk show host husband, Maury Povich in 1984 when she was 38. He was married to Phyllis Minkoff for 17 years and they had two daughters – Susan and Amy.
Chung and Povich reportedly met when she was with WTTG-TV.
; born August 20, 1946), known as Connie Chung, is an American journalist. Some of her more famous interview subjects include Claus von Bülow and U. Representative Gary Condit, whom Chung interviewed first after the Chandra Levy disappearance, and basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson after he went public about being HIV-positive.
television news networks NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC.
She was the first woman to co-anchor the “CBS Evening News”. We gathered that Chung’s father, William Ling Chung worked as an intelligence officer in the Chinese Nationalist Government.
Sometime in 2013, Chung was nominated for induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame for General Services.
Three years later, she got inducted into the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Letters category.
In 1995 she was removed as CBS Evening News co-anchor after a controversial interview with a fireman which seemed inappropriately combative, during rescue efforts at the Oklahoma City bombing and her interview tactics to get Newt Gingrich's mother to admit her unguarded thoughts about Hillary Clinton.
Connie Chung is a Chinese-American journalist and news anchor.
She once acknowledged that she’s American but explained that she doesn’t consider herself as half American and half Chinese as both of her parents are from China.