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Connie Chung Says She Was Sexually Harassed 'Every Day' In TV News Business

Feb. 10 2018, Updated 9:52 p.m. ET

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Connie Chung says she was sexually harassed "every day" when she worked as one of TV's top news anchors.

The media pioneer, now 71, who was the second woman to ever co-anchor a network newscast, spilled the beans to host Andy Cohen on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night, while her husband Maury Povich claimed David Letterman was in love with her!

After Chung was asked by a viewer about the Matt Lauer sexual harassment scandal, which cost the NBC Today Show star his job in November, she humorously commented, "Well, let me say for the record that anybody who sexually harassed me is now dead."

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However, when Cohen asked if Chung ever felt harassed throughout her career, she declared, "Oh yeah, sure, every day. I mean, a lot, especially when I started out."

Chung indicated she's happy about NBC and CBS, who fired its morning show and 60 Minutes star Charlie Rose, after the MeToo news broke.

"I'm very proud of CBS and NBC for just taking quick action. Some people might be victims of precipitous action but these two, the reports about them seemed excessive. I was thrilled for this moment, for women," she said.

Chung, whose Tonya Harding interview scoop was a career highlight in the 1990s, has worked for the CBS Evening News, and NBC, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC in various roles.

She added awkwardly to Cohen, clamming up about sexual harassment in her industry, "I'm sorry, but that's all I should say."

But her husband Povich, 79, who appeared with Chung on the Bravo talk show, opened up about another media star, talk show titan Letterman.

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Povich was asked by a fan calling in about rumors that Letterman was "in love" with Chung and that he was "jealous" of Povich for being married to her.

"Very true," Povich, known for his wild TV topics, replied. "To this day, this guy has never uttered my name correctly."

Talk show host Povich mentioned a couple of Letterman's mispronunciations, and then Cohen asked, "Was he trying to get get under your skin?"

"Oh, yeah," Povich responded. "And, with Connie, he was in love with her. Especially when they were both at NBC. Every time a guest canceled he would call her and say, 'Connie, can you come up? We've got a skit to do!'"

Trouper Chung would regularly appear on Letterman's The Late Show when guests would cancel at last minute.

Povich has talked about his feud with Letterman, 70, before, telling Howard Stern in 2016, "Oh my lord, he hated me!" Chung's husband claimed that at Letterman's annual Christmas parties, he would ignore him while chatting with his wife.

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