Birth Name: Maury Povich
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA
Born Maurice Richard Povich on Jan. 17, 1939 in Washington, DC, "Maury" was the middle of three children born to Ethyl - née Friedman - and Shirley Povich, a respected sports journalist in the capitol area. Following in his father's footsteps, he graduated from nearby Maryland's prestigious Landon School in 1957, prior to earning his journalism degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962. Povich began his career as a reporter on the local radio station WWDC before moving on to news and sports reporting at WTTG-TV in 1966. A year later, he landed a job as the inaugural host of "Panorama," a popular midday talk show. It was during this time that the then-married Povich met a young copy...
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