Maury Povich is a well-known television presenter from America who is best known to be the host of the show called ‘Maury.’ It was aired in 1991 and was known as ‘The Maury Povich Show.’ In 2014, his show was renewed until September 2018. Povich began his career in the 1960s by working as a reporter for a radio station. He has also guest appeared in ‘The Jack and Triumph Show.’ Now let’s have a close look at Maury Povich’s net worth in 2019.
Maurice Richard “Maury” Povich was born in Washington, D.C. on January 17, 1939, to his parents Shirley Povich and Ethyl Friedman.
He completed his schooling in 1957 from the Landon School. Following that, he earned his degree in TV journalism in 1962 from the University of Pennsylvania.
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.’
After completing his 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 had 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 it was taken over by NBC.
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.
Awards & Achievements
In 2005, Maury Povich was nominated in the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Award for Outstanding Talk Show Episode. He has won the Daytime Emmy Awards in 1995. He has also received seven other nominations from the Daytime Emmy Awards in different categories. In 1995, he was honored by Rudolph Giuliani, Mayor of New York City.
Net Worth of Maury Povich
Maury Povich has an estimated net worth of more than $14 million. He inherited this fortune after being active in his career for over five decades. He has successfully hosted many shows particularly ‘The Maury Povich Show.’ The show has been distributed by several companies since its inception over 26 years ago. He has also appeared in many other television shows and films like ‘The Imagemaker,’ ‘The Swinger,’ ‘How I Met Your Mother’, and ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family.’
Maury Povich is considered one of the most popular television presenters in the world. He found considerable success after becoming the co-host of the radio show ‘Panorama.’ This gave him immense popularity, and he went on to do a number of radio shows in various locations. He has been hosting the television show ‘Maury’ since 1991.