Connie Chung

22 August 2019
Left:Connie Chung Publicity Photo; Right:Christmas Card from Connie Chung to Emile Bocian, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Emile
Bocian Collection

Connie Chung is an American journalist who became the first Asian and the second woman to co-anchor a major network’s national news weekday broadcast when she became co-anchor of the CBS evening news in 1993. Chung studied journalism at the University of Maryland and received her BA in 1969. Just two year after that she was hired by CBS News to be their Washington D.C. correspondent. It was in this position that she landed her first big interview with President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal. By 1989, Chung was one of the most popular journalists in television and moved to CBS where she hosted her own evening news shows before being tapped to co-anchor the CBS evening news. She was let go from the show in 1995 but continued her journalistic career at other networks. Chung has not officially retired. Most recently in 2018, she made a guest appearance as herself in the sitcom “Fresh off the Boat.”

宗毓华(Connie Chung)是一名美国记者,1993年她成为CBS广播公司晚间新闻联合主播的时候,便成为联合主持主要新闻电视网络全国新闻每日播报的亚裔第一人,女性第二人。宗毓华在马里兰大学(University of Maryland)学习新闻学,并于1969年获得文学学士学位。就在两年后,她被CBS新闻聘为他们在华盛顿特区的特约通讯员。正是在这个岗位上,她经历了人生第一次重大采访,在水门事件期间采访了理查德 尼克松(Richard Nixon)总统。到了1989年,她成为了电视上最受欢迎的记者之一,并进入CBS公司,在被任命为CBS晚间新闻的联合主播之前,她在那里主持自己的晚间新闻节目。1995年,她离开了节目组,但继续在其他电视网从事新闻工作。宗毓华并没有正式退休。最近一次是在2018年,她在情景喜剧《初来乍到》(Fresh off the Boat)中客串出演自己。

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