Maury Povich Age: 15 Facts You Should Know About Him

How much do you know about Maury Povich? Do you know how old he is? Interestingly, his age is just a number and doesn’t really matter with his contribution in the television industry and with his numerous accomplishments as a celebrated television presenter.

Here are some interesting facts that you must know about him:

Maurice Richard “Maury” Povich was born on January 17, 1939 in Washington, DC. He was the second child among three siblings. His parents are Ethyl (nee Friedman) and Shirly Povich, who was a very successful sport journalist.

Maurice Richard “Maury” Povich

Povich was born into a Jewish Family. His paternal grandfather, Nathan Povich relocated from Lithuania to the US in 1878 at the age of 12.

Povich was born into a Jewish Family

Povich followed his father’s footsteps. He studied at the prestigious Landon School in 1957 and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 with a degree on Television Journalism.

Povich followed his father’s footsteps

When he was 23 years old, he started his career as a reporter at the WWDC. In 1966, he was already a news reporter and sportscaster for DC Television station WTTG-TV.

When he was 23 years old, he started his career as a reporter at the WWDC

In 1967, Povich gained stardom when he became the original co-host of the popular midday talk show, Panorama. He won the hearts of so many people and gained national recognition.

In 1967, Povich gained stardom when he became the original co-host of the popular midday talk show, Panorama

By the time he was 38 years of age, he was a news anchor at several high profile stations in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.

By the time he was 38 years of age,

When he was 44 years old, he returned to Washington D.C and hosted, the Panorama show once again.

When he was 44 years old, he returned to Washington D.C and hosted, the Panorama show once again

Povich’s career significantly increased when television mogul, Rupert Murdoch personally chose him to host the television newsmagazine, “A Current Affair” which ran from 1986-1996. The show was counted as a tabloid infotainment which covers celebrity gossips, scandals, and some fascinating human interest stories. Critics commended the show for offering both informative and entertaining news stories.

Povich’s career significantly increased when television mogul

Although, “A Current Affair” grew in popularity and achieved nationwide success in syndication, Povich left the show after his contract expired in 1990. He then started his own talk show where he was the executive producer and host. “The Maury Povich Show” ran from 1991 to 1998 where he covered personalized and sensational issues. Though Povich was competing with huge personalities like Phil Donahue and Oprah Winfrey, his own talk show has performed reasonably well during its eight season run in syndication.

Although, “A Current Affair” grew in popularity and achieved nationwide success in syndication, Povich left the show after his contract expired in 1990

In 2000, Povich hosted the classic game show, Twenty One, however, the show did not last very long.

In 2000, Povich hosted the classic game show, Twenty One, however, the show did not last very long

In 2005, Povich co-hosted, Weekends with Maury and Connie, with his wife Connie Chung. The show was short-lived due to very low ratings.

In 2005, Povich co-hosted, Weekends with Maury and Connie, with his wife Connie Chung

In 2007, he went back to his journalistic roots where he founded the Flathead Beacon, a print and online newspaper based in Montana’s Flathead Valley.

In 2007, he went back to his journalistic roots where he founded the Flathead Beacon, a print and online newspaper based in Montana’s Flathead Valley

Currently, Povich continues to appear in various television shows such as the How I Met Your Mother, where he appeared as himself. Also, he was in Madea’s Big Happy Family where he appeared as himself again.

Currently, Povich continues to appear in various television shows such as the How I Met Your Mother, where he appeared as himself

In 2015, Povich made a guest appearance on the Adult Swim show The Jack and Triumph Show.

In 2015, Povich made a guest appearance on the Adult Swim show The Jack and Triumph Show

Today, Povich is a happy 76 year old man.

Today, Povich is a happy 76 year old man

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