Maury Povich Gives $1M To Penn For Journalism

03/25/2011 12:55 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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. The couple also own the Flathead Beacon, a weekly newspaper in Kalispell, Mont.

Povich graduated from Penn in 1962.