Julie Suzanne Chen-Moonves (born January 6, 1970) is an American television identity, newscaster, maker for CBS. She has been the host of the U.S. form of the CBS reality-television program Big Brother since its introduction in July 2000 and is the longest-serving host of any nation’s adaptation of the show. She was a co-have and the mediator of the CBS daytime show The Talk for eight seasons. Previously, she was a co-stay of The Early Show on CBS.
The little girl of Chinese immigrants, Julie Chen was conceived in Queens, New York City. Her granddad, Lou Gaw Tong, grew up “soil poor” in the provincial town of Penglai in the Shandong province of China, yet wound up rich through a chain of supermarkets and at last progressed toward becoming a polygamist with nine spouses and 11 children. Julie has two more seasoned sisters, Gladys and Victoria.
Chen went to middle school in the Whitestone area of Queens. Chen proceeded to graduate from St. Francis Preparatory School in 1987. She went to the University of Southern California and graduated in 1991, majoring in broadcast journalism and English.
One of her prior occupations came in June 1990, interning at CBS Morning News alongside Andy Cohen– the arrangement which she would grapple 10 years later – where she addressed telephones and duplicated faxes for dispersion. The next year, while still in school, she worked for ABC NewsOne for one season as a work area partner. She was along these lines elevated to fill in as a maker for the following three years. The next year, she voyaged to Dayton, Ohio, to fill in as an anchorperson TV, from 1995 to 1997. During her chance in Dayton, Chen underwent blepharoplasty, a surgery to influence her eyes to seem bigger.
From 1999 to 2002, Chen was the grapple of CBS Morning News and newscaster This Morning and later The Early Show, alongside Bryant Gumbel, Jane Clayson, Hannah Storm, Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez, Erica Hill, and Rene Syler. From 2002 to 2010, she was a co-have of The Early Show on CBS, before leaving the day by day position yet staying as a unique contributing grapple of the program until its cancelation. Before CBS News, she was a correspondent and end of the week grapple at WCBS-TV in New York City.
Since 2000, she has additionally been the host of the American form of Big Brother. Amid the first season (2000), Chen was broadly reprimanded for her vigorously scripted, wooden conveyance in her association with the studio gathering of people and in the meetings on the live projects, acquiring her the epithet “Chenbot.” She has demonstrated in two meetings that she takes no close to home offense at the term, including that it might get from her “exact on-air style” which originates from “a longing to be objective.” She again recognized the moniker while examining mugs made in her resemblance when she gladly announced, “I am the Chenbot!” in a segment on The Early Show.
Chen was the mediator of the CBS daytime talk show The Talk, which debuted on October 18, 2010. The show is comparative to The View, despite the fact that not as politicized. The show highlights Chen, Eve, Sharon Osbourne, indicate creator Sara Gilbert, and Sheryl Underwood as the co-has. Previous co-has include Marissa Jaret Winokur, Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete, and Aisha Tyler. On September 18, 2018, Chen authoritatively reported in a pre-recorded tape that she won’t return to The Talk.
In January 2015, Chen visitor featured in the NCIS: Los Angeles episode “In the Line of Duty”, depicting a U.S. diplomat.
Following her graduation from the University of Southern California as a telecom and English real, she turned into a news aide for ABC News in Los Angeles, in September 1991. There, she met her future long-lasting beau, TV news editorial manager Gary Donahue, however their relationship did not last. She started dating Les Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Television, amid his marriage to Nancy Wiesenfeld Moonves, and on April 22, 2003 (seven days after Les Moonves marked a five-year multimillion-dollar contract with Viacom), his better half petitioned for legal separation in L.A. Prevalent Court refering to hopeless differences. Divorce procedures were deferred for right around two years in view of money related repayment contradictions. On December 10, 2004, Moonves got a court to give an early separation, leaving spousal help and kid support to be resolved at a later date.
On December 23, 2004, Chen and Moonves were hitched in a private function in Acapulco, Mexico. In 2009, Chen brought forth their child.
In September 2013, amid the principal seven day stretch of Season 4 of The Talk, Chen uncovered that she had undergone blepharoplasty early in her vocation in the wake of being influenced by her past news chief and a prominent specialist. Chen said that her choice “partitioned” her family, yet expressed she should “live with each choice that I’ve made and it got me to where we are today. Furthermore, I’m not going to look back.” She additionally talked about adding Moonves to her legitimate last name after the introduction of her child.
Chen speaks Mandarin Chinese but does not view herself as familiar. As to legacy, she expressed: “When my child was conceived it resembled a restoration of me attempting to get back in contact with my Chinese roots. It’s vital for me to have it back in my life, so I could place it into my child’s life.” She is additionally a devoted yogini.