Julie Chen

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Full Name Julie Chen
Age 50 Years Old
Nick Name Julie Chen
Gender Female
Famous As TV Journalist
Birth Date January 6th, 1970
Birth Place Queens, New York City, U.S.

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About Julie Chen

An American television personality, news anchor as well as the producer for CBS who has been the host of the American version of the CBS reality-television program Big Brother since its debut in July 2000 and is the longest-serving host of any country's version of the show is named for Julie Chen. She made her first TV show appearance on the show, CBS "This Morning", in the year 1992. While still in college, she got an internship with CBS Morning News where her job was to answer phones and copy faxes for distribution. After working as the anchor for WDTN-TV (1995-1997), she also anchored for CBS Morning News, CBS This Morning, and The Early Show. She underwent blepharoplasty which is a surgical procedure to make her eyes look larger. Later, in 2013, she revealed that the reason behind the surgery was the pressure from her previous news director and a high-profile agent. She was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host (The Talk) 3 times (2016, 2015, and 2014). She also wоn thе 2017 Dауtіmе Еmmу Аwаrd fоr Оutѕtаndіng Еntеrtаіnmеnt Таlk Ѕhоw Ноѕt (Тhе Таlk), аn аwаrd thаt іѕ ѕhаrеd wіth Аіѕhа Туlеr, Ѕhаrоn Оѕbоurnе, Ѕаrа Gіlbеrt, аnd Ѕhеrуl Undеrwооd. Julie Chen Moonves revealed that several would-be returning players were rendered ineligible for the show's upcoming All-Stars season-its 22nd overall-because they were found to have tested positive for COVID-19. "We flew in a bunch of people, more than 16," she said of the series' set-up. "And some people I thought were definitely going in the house, they tested positive for COVID-19 so they couldn't go in. And I thought, 'Well, expect the unexpected.'" She also noted that all potential contestants were subjected to a sort of mini-pre-Big Brother, having been sequestered in rented homes for two weeks ahead of potential filming in order to check them for the virus.

Julie Chen is famous for being the longest-serving host, until 2018, of any country's version of the show, "Big Brother", since 2000. She is best known for being the co-host and moderator of the CBS daytime show, "The Talk", for 8 seasons. Besides this, she is known for having co-anchored "The Early Show" on CBS. 

On 6th January 1970, Julie Chen was born in Queens, New York City, the USA. Her birth name/real name is Julie Suzanne Chen whereas she is nicknamed as Chenbot because she was heavily criticized during her first year as the host of the show and her interaction with the studio audience was claimed to be scripted and wooden. As of 2020, she celebrated her 50th birthday. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is Mixed of Chinese-American. Her race is White. She is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She was born to her parents; David Y. Chen (father) and Wan Ling Chen (mother). She also has two siblings; older sisters, Gladys and Victoria. Her grandfather, Lou Gaw Tong, grew up "dirt poor" in the rural village of Penglai in the Fujian province of China, but became wealthy through a chain of grocery stores and ultimately became a polygamist with nine wives and 11 children. She speaks Mandarin Chinese but does not consider herself fluent. As per her education, she attended junior high school in the Whitestone area of Queens. She went on to graduate from St. Francis Preparatory School in the year 1987 and attended the University of Southern California and graduated in 1991, majoring in broadcast journalism and English. 

Julie Chen is a very charming lady with a tall height of 164 cm and a balanced weight of 56 Kg. Her hair color is black and her eye color is dark brown.

Julie Chen, an American-Chinese TV Personality

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Julie Chen's Career

  • Interning at CBS Morning News, she started her career. 
  • She then worked for ABC NewsOne for one season as a desk assistant and later she was promoted to work as a producer for the next three years. 
  • From the year 1995 to the year 1997, she relocated to Dayton, Ohio, to work as a local news reporter for WDTN-TV.
  • She was the anchor of CBS Morning News and news anchor of CBS This Morning and later The Early Show from the year 1999 to the year 2002. 
  • She was a co-host of The Early Show on CBS from the year 2002, before leaving the daily position but remaining as a special contributing anchor of the program until its cancelation in the year 2010.
  • Prior to this, she was a reporter and weekend anchor at WCBS-TV in New York City.
  • Additionally, she has also been the host of the American version of Big Brother since the year 2000. 
  • Moreover, she was the moderator and co-host of the CBS Daytime talk show, "The Talk", which premiered on 18th October 2010.
  • She announced in a prerecorded tape that she would not be returning to "The Talk" because she needed "to spend more time at home with [her] husband", after a number of sexual assault allegations surfaced against her husband Les Moonves. 
  • In the year 2015, she revealed on "The Talk" that during her time in Dayton her news director had told her that she would never become a news anchor because of her "Asian eyes". After a "big-time agent" agreed and advised her to get plastic surgery, she made the decision to have a surgical procedure to reduce the epicanthic folds of her eyes.

Julie Chen's Personal Life

Julie Chen is a married woman. She was married to her long-time boyfriend, Les Moonves. The duo met each other during Les's marriage to Nancy Wiesenfeld Moonves. Les Moonves is a president and chief executive officer of CBS Television by profession. On 22nd April 2003, a week after he signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar contract with Viacom, his wife filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court citing irreconcilable differences. On 10th December 2004, he got a court to grant an early divorce, leaving spousal support and child support to be determined at a later date. After that, Julie Chen and Les Moonves married on 23rd December 2004 in a private ceremony in Acapulco, Mexico. The duo is also blessed with a son named Charlie on 24th September 2009. As of now, the duo is living a happy married life without any disturbances. Her sexual orientation is straight.

Julie Chen with her husband, Les Moonves and their son, Charlie

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Regarding the past relationship of Julie, she first met Gary in September 1991 when she became a news assistant for ABC News in Los Angeles. Gary was a news editor and 28 years senior to her. In an interview, Julie has revealed that she had a crush on him ever since she joined the network but she never thought that Gary would reciprocate. Eventually, they began dating in February 1992 and were in a long-term relationship before finally parting ways in 2002. 

In September 2013, she revealed that she had undergone blepharoplasty early in her career after being pressured by her previous news director and a high-profile agent. She began using her married name as part of her sign-off, saying, "I'm Julie Chen Moonves. Goodnight" in the 35th episode of "Big Brother" which broke her established pattern where previously she would sign off simply as Julie Chen. Later on, CBS officially confirmed she would return to host the second season of Celebrity Big Brother in a press release on November 27, 2018, using the name "Julie Chen Moonves". 

Julie Chen's Net Worth and Salary

Julie Chen is a famous television personality, news anchor, and producer for CBS. She is a very talented and successful woman and has reached a great height in her career. She spent most of her career with CBS hosting and anchoring several of their programs. Аѕ оf 2020, she hаѕ аn еѕtіmаtеd nеt wоrth оf mоrе thаn $20 mіllіоn. Without a doubt, she is earning a considerable amount of salary from her present work. Her major source of wealth is frоm wоrkіng іn ѕеvеrаl ТV рrоgrаmѕ, аnd mоѕt оf іt іѕ frоm СВЅ. Her Веvеrlу Ніllѕ-bаѕеd hоuѕе hаѕ аn еѕtіmаtеd vаluе оf $14 mіllіоn, аnd thе Lа Соѕtа Веасh bаѕеd hоuѕе thаt ѕhе со-оwnѕ wіth hеr huѕbаnd Lеѕlіе Мооnvеѕ wаѕ ѕоld fоr mоrе thаn $11 mіllіоn. On the other hand, her husband, Lеѕlіе Мооnvеѕ hаѕ аn еѕtіmаtеd nеt wоrth оf $700 mіllіоn аѕ оf 2017-2018. She is living a luxurious lifestyle as of now and she is satisfied with her earnings.