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Julie Chen Biography

Birth Name:
Julie Suzanne Chen
Birth Place:
Queens, New York, United States
News anchor, reporter, journalist, TV host, producer

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