Julie Chen Moonves is an American television personality, producer, and news anchor who works for CBS. She has been the host of the American version of the CBS reality show Big Brother since its premiere in July 2000, making her the show’s longest-serving host in any nation.
Julie Chen started her career as an intern at CBS Morning News with Andy Cohen in 1990 and she is married to the former president and CEO of CBS Corporation, Leslie Moonves. She was also a member and host of the CBS daytime show The Talk before resigning in September 2018.
|Full Name||Julie Chen Suzanne Moonves|
|DOB/Age||January 6, 1970 (52 years old)|
|Occupation||TV Presenter and Media Personality|
|Home Town||Queens, New York|
Julie Chen was born on January 6, 1970, in Queens, New York, to Chinese immigrants (Wan Ling Chen and David Y Chen). Gladys and Victoria are her two elder sisters. She is 52 years old and celebrates her birthday every year.
A Chinese immigrant’s daughter. Wang Ling Chen, Chen’s mother, grew raised in Rangoon, Burma. David Chen, her father, was born in China and later migrated to Taiwan during the Chinese Civil War. Lou Gaw Tong, Chen’s maternal grandfather, began from “dirt poor” in the small hamlet of Penglai in Fujian Province, China, and rose to affluence via a chain of grocery shops before becoming a polygamist with nine women and 11 children. Gladys and Victoria are Julie’s elder sisters.
Julie Chen went to the Whitestone area of Queens. In1987, she graduated from St. Francis Preparatory School in her hometown. She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and English from the University of Southern California in 1991.
Julie Chen is known for being the longest-serving host of any country’s version of “Big Brother” from 2000 to date.
Chen Moonves worked as a correspondent for WDTN-TV Dayton before joining CBS News (1995-1997). She worked as a producer for ABC NewsOne, the network’s affiliate news service, from 1992 to 1995, and as a desk assistant in ABC News’ Los Angeles office from 1990 to 1991, all while completing her senior year at USC. Her first employment in television was as a desk assistant for ABC News’ late-night show Nightline with Ted Koppel, who is still one of her inspirations in journalism. Anatomy of a Riot, a Columbia du Pont-winning primetime series on the 1992 Los Angeles riots, featured Chen Moonves and Koppel.
She moved to Dayton, Ohio, in 1995 to serve as a local news reporter for WDTN-TV from 1995 to 1997.
Chen worked as a news anchor for CBS This Morning and then The Early Show from 1999 to 2002, with Bryant Gumbel, Jane Clayson, Hannah Storm, Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez, Erica Hill, and Rene Syler. She worked at WCBS-TV in New York City as a reporter and weekend anchor before joining CBS News.
She was a co-host of CBS’s The Early Show from 2002 until 2010 when she left the daily post but remained as a special contributing anchor until the show’s cancellation in 2010.
She was also the moderator and co-host of “The Discussion,” a CBS Daytime talk program that started on October 18, 2010.
In 2010, Chen became moderator and co-host of the CBS talk show “The Talk” in cooperation with Sara Gilbert (the show’s creator), Leah Remini, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, and Marissa Jaret Winokur.
Julie revealed on The Talk in 2015 that her news director warned her during her time in Dayton that she would never be a news anchor because of her “Asian eyes.”
From 2010 until 2018, Chen Moonves was one of the founding hosts of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning chat program The Talk, where she served as host and moderator.
Julie announced her departure in September 2018. “I’ve been at ‘The Talk’ from the day it began nine years ago, and the cast, crew, and staff have become family to me through the years,” he said in a pre-recorded statement. However, I need to spend more time at home with my spouse and our little kid right now. As a result, I’ve made the decision to quit ‘The Talk.’ I’d want to express my gratitude to everyone who has been a part of the program throughout the years. I’ll always treasure the moments we made together.”
But then she added writer to her responsibilities and won an Emmy for it that she found her true calling. She was also nominated for an Emmy for presenting a fantastic entertainment discussion program. Her expertise in journalism aided her to adapt to The Talk, a show that covers current events and topics through the views of five female presenters.
Chen Moonves is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker. She is a devout Christian who believes that reading scripture is the best way to begin her day. Her life verse is the Golden Rule, which is based on the biblical principle of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Matthew 7:12).
She lives in New York and Los Angeles with her husband, Charlie, and three stepchildren, Adam, Sara, and Mike.
The news anchor and journalist’s net worth is believed to be $30 million. The 52-year-еvеrlу old’s ll-bаеd home is estimated to be worth $14 million. Julie Chen Moonves is said to make about $3 million per year as the host of Big Brother during the summer season, resulting in some very impressive per-episode averages.
Julie might earn roughly $200,000 every episode if we just consider the eviction nights, the premiere, and the finale. Julie Chen has not stated how much she makes publicly; therefore, these figures are just guesses.