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Connie Chung

Connie Chung

A long-time resident of Middletown, NJ, Connie Chung became the first woman to co-anchor CBS Evening News and the first Asian American to anchor a major American newscast. Throughout her career at five major networks, Chung is known for her numerous high-profile interviews, including President Richard Nixon, Tonya Harding, and basketball star Earvin “Magic” Johnson. She became an inspirational namesake for young Asian girls born in the 1980s-1990s. In 2023, New Jersey honored “Iconic New Jerseyans” and the Connie Chung Service Area was opened off the Garden State Parkway at milepost 153. 

K–5 Materials

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  • Main Activity: News Article
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  • Main Activity: The Connie Chung Stereotype

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