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Fast Facts

  • While in college, worked at CBS Morning News, answering phones and sending faxes.
  • Began her broadcasting career at ABC News, where she served as a producer for the late-night show Nightline.
  • Relocated to Dayton, OH, to work as a news anchor for WDTN-TV, from 1995 to '97.
  • Career breakthrough came in 1999, when she was offered the anchor position for two CBS early-morning programs, CBS Morning News and The Early Show.
  • Landed the position as host of the CBS reality series Big Brother in July of 2000.
  • Speaks fluent Mandarin.


  • Adam Moonves — Stepson
  • Sara Moonves — Stepdaughter
  • Wan Ling Chen — Mother
  • David Y. Chen — Father
  • Charlie Moonves — Son
  • Michael Moonves — Stepson
  • Vicki Chen — Sister
  • Les Moonves — Husband
  • Gladys Chen — Sister


  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (Broadcast Journalism and English, 1991)

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  • Birth Name: Julie Suzanne Chen
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Profession: News anchor, Reporter, Journalist, TV host, Producer

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