Julie Chen

TV Show Host

Julie Chen was born in Queens, New York, United States on January 6th, 1970 and is the TV Show Host. At the age of 54, Julie Chen biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Julie Suzanne Chen, Chenbot, Julie Chen-Moonves
Date of Birth
January 6, 1970
United States
Place of Birth
Queens, New York, United States
54 years old
Zodiac Sign
$30 Million
Journalist, Presenter, Television Producer
Social Media
Julie Chen Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 54 years old, Julie Chen has this physical status:

Hair Color
Black (Natural)
Eye Color
Dark Brown
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Julie Chen Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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St. Francis Preparatory School, University of Southern California
Julie Chen Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Leslie Roy Moonves
Dating / Affair
Gary Donahue (1992-2002), Leslie Roy Moonves (2003-Present)
David Y. Chen, Wan Ling Chen
Gladys Chen (Older Sister), Victoria Chen (Older Sister)
Other Family
Lou Gaw Tong (Grandfather), Adam Moonves (Step-Son) (Screenwriter), Michael Moonves (Step-Son), Sara Moonves (Step-Daughter) (Actress)
Julie Chen Life

Julie Suzanne Chen Moonves (born January 6, 1970) is an American television presenter, news anchor, and CBS producer.

She has been the host of the CBS reality-television show Big Brother since its inception in July 2000 and is the longest-serving host of any country's version of the program.

Chen Moonves served as a co-host and moderator of the CBS Daytime talk show The Talking.

She appeared on CBS as a co-anchor of The Early Show.

Early life

Julie Chen, the daughter of Chinese immigrant Julie Chen, was born in Queens, New York City. Wang Ling Chen, Chen's mother, grew up in Rangoon, Burma. Following the Chinese Civil War, her father, David Chen, was born in China and then moved to Taiwan. Lou Gaw Tong, Chen's maternal grandfather, grew up "dirt poor" in Penglai, China's rural village, and later became a multigamist with nine wives and 11 children. Gladys and Victoria are Julie's two older sisters.

Chen attended junior high school in Queens' Whitestone neighborhood. Chen attended St. Francis Preparatory School in 1987 and went on to graduate from it. She studied at the University of Southern California and graduated in 1991, concentrating on broadcast journalism and English.

Personal life

She began working as a broadcasting and English major at the University of Southern California in September 1991. There, she met her future longtime boyfriend, television news editor Gary Donahue, although their friendship did not last. During Les Moonves' marriage to Nancy Wiesenfeld Moonves, she began dating Les Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS Television, and a week after Les Moonves signed a five-year, multi-dollar deal with Viacom, his wife filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences. Because of financial settlement difficulties, divorce cases were postponed for almost two years. Moonves got a court order to order a divorce early in December 2004, but spousal assistance and child care were still to be determined at a later date.

Chen and Moonves were married in a private ceremony in Acapulco, Mexico, on December 23, 2004. Chen gave birth to their son, Charlie, on September 24, 2009.

Chen revealed in September 2013 that she had undergone blepharoplasty early in her career after being threatened by her previous news director and a high-profile agent. Chen said she and her family "divided" her family, but that she and her husband "live with every decision made" and that led me to where we are today. And I'm not going to look back."

Following a string of sexual harassment charges against her husband Les Moonves in 2018, she began using her married name starting with the October 13, 2018 episode of Big Brother, with the words "I'm Julie Chen Moonves, goodnight." Julie Chen's name had been discarded before, but she now went by Julie Chen instead of her usual pattern of signing off as Julie Chen. On social media, viewers and followers of the sign-off varied. In a press release on November 27, CBS announced that she would return to host the second season of Celebrity Big Brother, using the keyword "Julie Chen Moonves."


Julie Chen Career


She began working at CBS Morning News in June 1990, interning with Andy Cohen – the series that she would host a decade later – where she answered phones and copied faxes for distribution. She spent a year as a desk assistant while still attending college. She was then encouraged to work as a producer for the next three years. She moved from Dayton, Ohio, to work as a local news reporter for WDTN-TV from 1995 to 1997.

Chen revealed on The Talk in 2015 that during her stay in Dayton, she was told that she would never be a news anchor because of her "Asian eyes." She made the decision to have a surgical procedure to reduce the epicanthic folds of her eyes after a "big time agent" agreed and advised her to have plastic surgery.

Chen was the anchor of CBS Morning News and news anchor from 1999 to 2002, as well as Bryant Gumbel, Jane Clayson, Hannah Storm, Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez, Erica Hill, and Rene Syler. She appeared on CBS from 2002 to 2010, before departing the regular role but remaining as a special contributing anchor of the show until its cancellation. She served as a reporter and weekend anchor at WCBS-TV in New York City long before CBS News.

She has also been the host of the American version of Big Brother since 2000. Chen was widely chastised for her heavily scripted, wooden appearance in her studio audience and in the live broadcasts, earning her the nickname "Chenbot" during the first season (2000). In two interviews, she has stated that she has no personal offense at the word, but that it may have to do with her "precise on-air style," which comes from "a desire to be objective." When discussing mugs made in her appearance, she proclaimed, "I am the Chenbot." In a segment on The Early Show, The Early Showdown was on display.

Chen, moderator and co-host of the CBS Daytime talk show The Talk, which premiered on October 18, 2010. Chen, the show's producer, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete, and Marissa Jaret Winokur appeared on the program. Following a series of sexual assault charges against her husband Les Moonves, Chen announced on September 18, 2018 on a prerecorded tape that she would not be returning to The Talk because she wanted to spend more time with [her] husband."


Julie Chen, Les Moonves' wife, has written a new book five years after being banned from television for sexual assault, and she refuses to comment on the allegations

www.dailymail.co.uk, September 18, 2023
Julie Chen, Les Moonves' wife, has written a new memoir five years after she was barred from CBS for accusations of sexual assault, but she has refused to comment on any of the allegations. Chen wrote the book 'But first, God,' and discussed her spiritual awakening, but she avoided asking about Moonves and the accusations made against him. Moonves was once one of television's most popular names, but CBS was fired in 2018 after reports of sexual assault and bullying dating back three decades. When confronted with her former ViacomCBS head husband, she said she's 'not here' to discuss him.

Ex-CBS exec Moonves & Paramount to pay $9.75M to shareholders in deal over sexual misconduct claims 

www.dailymail.co.uk, November 2, 2022
Paramount Global and former CBS chief executive Les Moonves will pay nearly $10 million to shareholders in order to put to bed the New York Attorney General's probe into sexual misconduct allegations against Moonves. Paramount will fork over $7.25 million, while Moonves will personally pay $2.5 million years after he was ousted for allegations of sexual misconduct that span 30 years. The $9.75 million settlement will supplement an earlier $14.75 million settlement that will be paid by Paramount's insurers.

Big Brother host Julie Chen reveals that the reality series has been renewed for a 25th season 

www.dailymail.co.uk, September 26, 2022
Big Brother host Julie Chen announced that the iconic reality series had been renewed once again in a Twitter video posted on Sunday. The 52-year-old anchor-turned-reality host revealed that the long-running series would be back to mark a major milestone - its 25th season. 'A big thank you to all our house guests for an absolutely incredible summer,' she said in the video clip, which was posted just after wrapping up the season 24 finale.

Leslie Moonves & Wife Julie Chen Respond To His Sexual Misconduct Allegations

perezhilton.com, July 27, 2018

Leslie Moonves is speaking out. As we reported, on Friday, The New Yorker released a shocking exposé written by Ronan Farrow where six woman accuse the CBS CEO of sexual misconduct. Related: Ed Westwick Skates On THREE Sexual Assault Allegations After the article was published, the 68-year-old executive released the following statement where he apologizes for possibly making “some women uncomfortable by making advances.” He said:

“Throughout my time at CBS, we have promoted a culture of respect and opportunity for all employees, and have consistently found success elevating women to top executive positions across our Company. I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances. Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected – and abided by the principle – that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone’s career. This is a time when we all are appropriately focused on how we help improve our society, and we at CBS are committed to being part of the solution.”‘

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