Connie Chung, Television Journalist

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. She later 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.