Maurice Richard Povich (born January 17, 1939)

Maurice Richard Povich is an American retired television personality

best known for hosting the tabloid talk show Maury which aired from 1991 and will end in 2022.

Povich began his career as a radio reporter, initially at WWDC.

In the late 1980s he gained national fame as the host of tabloid infotainment TV show A Current Affair, based at Fox's New York flagship station WNYW.

In 1991 he co-produced his own show The Maury Povich Show, which in 1998 was rebranded as Maury.

Povich was born on January 17, 1939, into a Jewish family in Washington, D.C., the second of three children born to Ethyl (née Friedman) and Washington Post sportswriter Shirley Povich.

His paternal grandfather, Nathan Povich, emigrated from Russia to the United States in 1878 at age 12.

Maury graduated from the Landon School in 1957, and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 with a degree in television journalism.