Who is Matthew Jay Povich? Untold Facts About Maury Povich’s Son

Matthew Jay Povich isn’t a celebrity but is quite popular as the son of renowned television personalities, Maury Povich and Connie Chung. He is the adopted son of the TV personalities.

His father is best known as the host of his won show, The Maury Povich Show popular as Maury. On the other hand, his mother is popular for her work as a journalist for TV news networks like NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and MSNBC.

Who is Matthew Jay Povich?

Matthew’s exact birth date hasn’t been disclosed; however, Maurya and Connie adopted him in 1995. He isn’t a celebrity himself but has gained quite fame as the son of two very famous journalists. 

His Father is Renowned as the Host of Maury

Maurice Richard Povich, best known as Maury Povich is an American television personality. He was born on 17 January 1939 in Washington, D.C, United States. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 with a degree in television journalism.

The TV personality began his career in television in 1980. He debuted in People Are Talking and has also made appearances in Hour Magazine and The Arsenio Hall Show among others. 

Likewise, he hosted the show, “Maury” for nearly three decades. In the past, the show covered a variety of issues including teenage pregnancy, sexual infidelity, paternity test result, domestic violence, and bullying, etc. Then, from 2008, it focused on paternity tests and lie-detector testing. 

His Mother is a Reporter and News Anchor

Maury Povich and Connie Chung
Source: Oprah Daily

Constance Yu-Hwa Chung, renowned as Connie Chang is an accomplished journalist. She is the tenth child of her parents. She is of Chinese descent and has a degree in journalist from the University of Maryland. Connie has worked as a reporter and news anchor in many prominent news stations like CNN, CBS, and ABC among many more. 

In addition, she has appeared in a few TV shows. She made her acting debut in 1989 in an American sitcom, Murphy Brown. Likewise, she has appeared in House of Cards and Fresh Off the Boat. 

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Connie Chung is Maury Povich’s Second Wife

Before marrying Connie, Maury was married to a woman named Phyllis Minkoff. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on 26 August 1962. They were together for around 17 years. During the time, they had two children together. 

Povich first met Chung in 1969 while they were working in WTTG. They were just friends at first, but soon after Maury’s divorce, the duo started dating. After dating for several years, the couple tied the wedding knot on 2 December 1984. 

Matthew is the Adopted Child

Maury and Connie didn’t have any plan for having a kid for a few years of their marriage. However, during her mid-40s, Connie wanted to have a child. So, they tried to have a baby and Connie conceived once, but had to suffer from miscarriage. 

After that, she was unable to conceive for many years. So, they decided to adopt a kid and Matthew became part of their family in 1995.

Matthew Has Two Sisters

The celebrity kid has two half-sisters from his father’s first marriage. Their names are Susan Anne and Amy Joyce Povich. 

Matthew Jay Povich Net Worth

As of 2021, Matthew has an estimated net worth of $500,000. Likewise, his father, Maury has an astonishing net worth of $80 million. It is the combined net worth of Maury and his wife of several decades, Connie.

As per Celebrity Net Worth, the TV host has an annual salary of $14 million.

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