Maury Povich gives $1M to Penn for journalism

Posted March 25, 2011, at 9:55 a.m.
Last modified March 25, 2011, at 10:28 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA — Talk-show host Maury Povich is donating $1 million to support journalism programs at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater.

The gift establishes the Povich Fund for Journalism Programs, which will fund seminars and other events at Penn’s Kelly Writers House.

Povich and his wife, Connie Chung, established a writer-in-residence program at the university’s Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing in 2006.

Povich graduated from Penn in 1962.