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Connie Chung

Television Journalist

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In Connie Chung's MAKERS interview, the pioneering television journalist talks about her family's move from China to Washington D.C., her first job at a local television station, the rigorous hazing women were subjected to, and how she made history as the first Asian and second woman to co-anchor a major network's national news.
Connie Chung became the first Asian and the second woman to co-anchor one of America's major network news programs when she co-hosted the "CBS Evening News" with Dan Rather. An Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, Chung has worked at CBS, ABC, NBC, and CNN.   The youngest of five sisters, Chung was born in Washington D.C.  A shy girl growing up, Chung surprised her family by pursuing a journalism degree. From there, she quickly launched into her career at Washington's WTTG-TV, first as a secretary, and ultimately as a reporter.   In 1993, CBS announced that Chung would be the co-anchor of the nightly news broadcast alongside Dan Rather. In 1995, Chung was released from her dream job. Since, she has returned to broadcast on "20/20" and her own news programs.   Chung is married to talk show host Maury Povich and together they have one adopted son.

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