Connie Chung: I was ‘invisible’ to Bryant Gumbel on ‘Today’

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Connie Chung dished dirt last week on colleagues at CBS and ABC, we reported — but she wasn’t done there.

On Andrew Goldman’s “The Originals” podcast for Los Angeles Magazine, the veteran news anchor also said, “I didn’t have a very good experience with a lot of male co-anchors, because they suffer from something called bigshot-itis, and it’s sort of delusions of grandeur and sort of narcissistic behavior and a feeling of inability to stop talking.”

When Goldman asked whether Bryant Gumbel — with whom Chung sometimes co-hosted “Today” as a sub for Jane Pauley — suffered from the condition, Chung replied, “I would say so. I’d be sitting beside him, but I was invisible.”

But she added, “in recent years he’s become a different guy. He married a wonderful woman [Hilary Quinlan]. She said, ‘Whatever it is between the two of you, we’re not doing that anymore.’”

The Gumbel anecdote didn’t make the podcast’s final cut, but was posted as a Los Angeles Magazine Q&A.

A rep for Gumbel did not immediately comment when Page Six reached out.

We previously reported that Chung candidly also told Goldman about her experiences working with Dan Rather, Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters, as well as her appearances on David Letterman’s show over the years and her recent cameo in the HBO hit “The Undoing.”

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