MoCo Native Maury Povich to be Inducted Into The Greater Washington Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Tonight

by MCS Staff

Maury Povich will be inducted into the Greater Washington Jewish Sports Hall of Fame tonight at tonight’s Dinner of Champions that will take place at the Bender JCC in Rockville. Povich is a five-time Woodmont Country Club match and medal play champion on the golf course, maintaining his 2.1-Handicap. He began his successful broadcasting career as a sports radio producer for the Washington Senators alongside Bob Wolff during the summers of 1955-61, which turned into a sports, news and daytime talk show career spanning 67 years.

His daytime talk show Maury came to an end this September after a thirty-plus year run. Povich was a local reporter before gaining national fame as the host of A Current Affair. The Maury Povich Show began airing in syndication in 1991 and was rebranded simply as “Maury” in 1998. The show’s most popular segment features Povich reading DNA paternity results in front of his studio audience.  Maury Povich graduated from Landon in Bethesda. His wife, journalist Connie Chung, graduated from Blair in Silver Spring.⁣ His father, Shirley Povich, was a sportswriter at The Washington Post. Maury was born and raised in the area and graduated from the Landon School (Bethesda) in 1957.⁣ Maury is the son of the late Washington Post columnist Shirley Povich, who was part of the first class of Greater Washington Jewish Hall of Fame inductees.


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