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Biography of Connie Chung. Born: August 20 th , 1946 In: Washington, District of Columbia, USA. By: Brookelle Allen. Connie And Her Family. Connie has a 5 year old adopted son named Matthew.

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    1. Biography of ConnieChung Born: August 20th, 1946 In: Washington, District of Columbia, USA By: Brookelle Allen

    2. Connie And Her Family • Connie has a 5 year old adopted son named Matthew. • She attended the University of Maryland, where she first majored in Biology and then switched to Journalism. • She was the first journalist to interview basketball legend Magic Johnson after he revealed that he was HIV-positive. She was also the first to interview congressman Gary Condit after his intern Chandra Levy disappeared. • She got a fellowship at Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University for teaching. • She’s a television newswoman. • Her father is a high-ranking Taiwanese diplomat. • She began her career working for the CBS evening news in the 1970s. • In 1984 she married Maury Povich. • In her television hosting career she’s been on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and MSNBC. • In 2006 her and her husband began hosting the show, “Weekends with Maury and Connie.” • Connie and her husband hosted “Weekends with Maury and Connie."

    3. Connie’s Accomplishments • Amnesty International Human Rights Award • 1999 Chicago International Television Competition’s Silver Plaque for Investigative Reporting • 1999 Communicator Award’s Crystal Award of Excellence • United States International Film and Video Festival’s first place Gold Camera Award • 3 Emmy Awards • George Foster Peabody Award • Edward R. Murrow Award • National Educational Media Network's Golden Apple Award • CINE Golden Eagle Award Stories That She Covered She Covered serious news like the Israeli/Palestinian peace accords with soft, pop-culture stories. She investigated and uncovered information in the 1966 murder of a black Mississippi man named Ben Chester White.

    4. Connie’s Inspirational Quotes I think, you know, it was something that I really wanted. I wanted so much to have a son or daughter. We adopted a son. And it was just the most wonderful thing. I think the only thing that was difficult for both Maury and myself were the sleepless nights. -Connie I was just going at this career - boom, boom, boom! Then all of a sudden, at 38, Oh, my God - I forgot to get married! -Connie

    5. Connie’s Strengths • Chung is one of the leading female journalists on television. • Always scored extremely high on her evaluation.

    6. What I learned From Researching Connie Chung Connie Chung was one of few Asian Americans to be on television. She’s a positive and lively person who generally has an inspiring and energizing effect on others. She worked in many television news broadcasting networks.

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