Constance Yu-Hwa Chung is an American journalist. She has been an anchor and reporter for the U.S. television news networks NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. Some of her more famous interview subjects include Claus von Bülow and U.S. Representative Gary Condit, whom Chung interviewed first after the Chandra Levy disappearance, and basketball legend Magic Johnson after he went public about being HIV-positive. In 1993, she became only the second female to co-anchor a network newscast as part of CBS Evening News. She was removed in 1995 as CBS Evening News co-anchor after a controversial interview with a fireman, during rescue efforts at the Oklahoma City bombing, which seemed inappropriately combative, and her interview tactics to get Newt Gingrich's mother to admit her unguarded thoughts about Hillary Clinton.
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About Connie Chung
Broadcast journalist and interviewer known for her work with NBC, CBS, and CNN. She hosted such programs as Good Morning America, the CBS Evening News, Eye to Eye with Connie Chung, and Weekends with Maury and Connie.
In 1969, she graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a journalism degree. She began her career as a correspondent for CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite in Washington, D.C. in the early 1970s.
She married talk show host Maury Povich in 1984, converting to Judaism in the process. Together, they adopted a son named Matthew.
She was the first journalist to interview Magic Johnson after he announced that he was HIV positive.
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