Maury Povich Net Worth
With a net worth of $45 million Maury Povich began his career as a reporter for a Washington D.C. based radio station. In 1966 he began working as a reporter for a local TV station in D.C. He traveled the country taking various job as a reporter between 1977 and 1983 when he returned home.
A Career On The Rise
In 1986 Rupert Murdoch hired Maury Povich to serve as the host for Current Affair, a national tabloid news program based in New York City. He continued to serve as the host until 1990. After leaving his hosting duties at A Current Affair he began hosting The Maury Povich Show, which still airs today. In 1995, New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani honored Povich for his efforts to raise awareness for National Adoption Month.
A Small Change
Universal Television took over Maury Povich’s talk show in 1998 changing the name from The Maury Povich Show to simply “Maury.” The same year the show started featuring “Who’s the Daddy” a segment in which female guests requested a paternity test to officially name their baby’s fathers. The segment became a staple of the show and is now the frequently the subject of new episodes.
A Joint Venture
MSNBC gave the green light to carry Weekends with Maury and Connie, a news show hosted by Maury and second wife Connie Chung. The show ran for six months from November of 2005 to June of 2006 before being canceled due to low ratings.
Maury and Connie first met when they both worked for a Washington DC based news station. The couple then got married in 1984 and though they never had a biological child of their own, together they adopted a son they named Matthew, in 1995. Maury also has two grown daughters from his previous marriage to Phyllis Minkoff from 1962 to 1979.