News Anchor Connie Chung Descriptive Essay by mandalynn

News Anchor Connie Chung
This paper is a biography of Asian-American Connie Chung, one of the first female network anchors.
# 98802 | 2,810 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper explains that, with her recognizable Asian face, intense interviewing tactics and controversial techniques, Connie Chung has been a staple in broadcast news reporting for almost four decades. The author points out that, in the early 1990s, Chung became one of the most recognizable faces on television when she went back to CBS to be the anchor and correspondent of "Saturday Night with Connie Chung" and the Sunday edition of the "CBS Evening News". The paper relates that, in 1995, the reason for Chung's dismissal ranged from her poor work relationship with Dan Rather, to her controversial interviewing techniques, to charges of sexism by Chung.

From the Paper:

"Living in Washington, D.C., the Chung family was like any other family - celebrating holidays, enjoying picnics, and attending school. Like many Chinese families, education was very important to the family. One of the best educators for Chung was the television. As a child, she would pretend the vacuum hose was a microphone and would make up interviews with people. Chung attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD, and then went on to pursue at first Biology and then Journalism at the University of Maryland. Since their family had no sons, Connie wanted to be the successful daughter to carry the family name."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Connie Chung: a Newswoman Who's Making News." Intimate Portrait. Lifetime. 25 Apr. 2006 <>.
  • "Connie Chung Biography." Asian American Federation of New York. 25 Apr. 2006 <>.
  • Chung, Connie. Interview with Gail Shister. Philly. 7 Dec. 2005. 25 Apr. 2006 <>.
  • "Connie Chung." Wikipedia. 30 Apr. 2006. 1 May 2006 <>.
  • Lee, Julienne, comp. World Changers -- Connie Chung. Portland State University. 25 Apr. 2006 <>.

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News Anchor Connie Chung (2007, October 17) Retrieved August 18, 2017, from

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"News Anchor Connie Chung" 17 October 2007. Web. 18 August. 2017. <>