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They're back! Connie Chung, Maury Povich buy D.C. home

A 1985 photo of Povich and Chung with Jayne Kennedy, left, at a WTTG birthday party. (Harry Naltchayan/TWP)

The Maury and Connie Show is moving back to Washington.

We're talking, of course, about husband-and-wife journalists Maury Povich and Connie Chung -- both D.C. natives returning to their home town after more than two decades.

"Maury thinks I kidnapped him and held him hostage in New York for 25 years," Chung told us from their Manhattan apartment.

Povich, 70, and Chung, 63, married in 1984 and decided to base their rising careers -- reporter, network anchor, talk show host -- in NYC. They popped up frequently here in town, usually wisecracking their way through speeches or other joint appearances. But Povich has been dying to move back to Washington for years -- and their best friends, local real estate agent Nancy Taylor Bubes and her husband, Alan, tried to lure them here by showing fabulous houses for sale.

Last month, it finally worked.

"This is the one," Povich said after touring a 12,500-square-foot Tudor-style house listed for $9 million. Chung said "it just felt right to me." Even their 14-year-old son, Matthew, signed off. It doesn't hurt that he's close pals with the Bubes kids.

The couple signed a contract for the mansion -- seven bedrooms, 11 baths, music room, pool, koi pond -- located near Embassy Row; neighbors include the French, Dutch and Portuguese ambassadors. They still own the place in Manhattan and a house in New Jersey; the family will probably settle in D.C. next summer or in 2011, depending on Matthew's schooling.

And yes -- Povich will commute to Connecticut for his "Maury" talk show, which now tapes two days a week in Stamford. And Chung? "I'm just sponging off of Maury."

By The Reliable Source  |  November 16, 2009; 1:04 AM ET
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I didn’t know they were still married. Maury looks good for 70. He has made a career out of DNA testing on TV.

Posted by: letsgetreal | November 16, 2009 6:28 AM | Report abuse

Nice to have them back...but a $9million seven bedrooms, 11 baths,home for three people seems a bit much...excessive and wasteful.

Posted by: Pstacy | November 16, 2009 7:56 AM | Report abuse

The house is in the 2400 block of Kalorama.

Posted by: MaxwellR | November 16, 2009 8:04 AM | Report abuse

They're so old.

Posted by: jethro1 | November 16, 2009 9:19 AM | Report abuse

They should fit right into the stagnant pool of mediocrity that passes for media society here in Washington. Povich has been little more than a carnival sideshow act for years and Chung flamed out completely given her early promise. You would think they would have the grace to keep it low key.

I guess in a town where whores married to mummies and midgets pass as leading lights these two dim bulbs may appear to shine a little brighter then in NYC.

Posted by: SoCali | November 16, 2009 11:27 AM | Report abuse

This is so sad on several levels;
That these two who once had so much potential sold out so completely for a few tchotchke and some gimcrack. That should be worth more than mortgage on a mansion in Kalorama.

That the level of professional discourse within the journalism profession has fallen so low here that these two are oozing back is even noteworthy.

Posted by: SoCali | November 16, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Chung was HOT back in the day! She would have been about 39 in that picture. Wowza!

Posted by: SkinsDiesel | November 16, 2009 12:56 PM | Report abuse

They're gonna be bored. Bet they move back in a year.

Posted by: fluxgirl | November 16, 2009 1:04 PM | Report abuse

I welcome them... The more rich people willing to move into DC and other liberal bastions and actually pay their taxes (will they though?) is the only way we will be able to afford our politicians spending habits...

Posted by: ProveMeWrong | November 16, 2009 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Wait--didn't Teddy Kennedy's Kalorama house just go on the market for $9 million? Is that what they're buying?

Posted by: NoMad3 | November 16, 2009 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Different house, NoMad3. No price yet set on Ted's house; estimated it will go for at least $6 million.

Posted by: The Reliable Source | November 16, 2009 3:47 PM | Report abuse

I am ...


(wild flailing 'running man dance')

Posted by: bs2004 | November 16, 2009 5:15 PM | Report abuse

His father was a well-respected writer. His son's fame seems to be exposing liars who are stupid enough to take a lie detector or paternity test. I've been on vacation recently and couldn't believe what Povich is doing in his 'craft' on his daytime show. I had to take a shower after watching a few minutes.

The photo in the picture is 24 years old. Surely they could have found something more recent.

Posted by: swissmiss150 | November 17, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

That's a man Maury!

I'm referring to Connie Chung.

Posted by: kenk3 | November 18, 2009 4:03 PM | Report abuse

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