Julie Chen serves as host and moderator of The Talk, CBS’s Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show that examines topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of five female hosts. Chen, who is part of The Talk’s writing team that won its first Daytime Emmy in 2015 for “Outstanding Writing Special Class,” hosts alongside Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood. In addition, Chen hosts the hit summer reality series Big Brother, as well as Big Brother: Over the Top, the new fall digital edition.
Chen served as Special Contributing Anchor of CBS News' weekday morning broadcast The Early Show from 2010 to 2011, and co-anchor from 2002 to 2010. Prior to that, she served as the news anchor of The Early Show and anchor of the CBS Morning News, the CBS Television Network's early-morning, half-hour broadcast, beginning Nov. 1, 1999, when The Early Show debuted under that title.
Chen covered several major news stories for The Early Show, including the war in Iraq, and in March 2003 she reported for the program during the conflict from Kuwait and Qatar. Chen interviewed newsmakers such as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Queen Rania of Jordan and former Defense Secretary William Cohen, and celebrities including Tom Hanks, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Angelina Jolie, Chris Rock and Jennifer Lopez.
Prior to The Early Show, Chen worked as a reporter and anchor for WCBS-TV, the CBS-owned station in New York (1997-1999).
Before joining CBS News, Chen was a reporter for WDTN-TV Dayton (1995-1997). She was a producer for ABC NewsOne (1992-1995), the network's affiliate news service, and she was a desk assistant in ABC News' Los Angeles bureau (1990-1991), where she worked on the award-winning primetime special, "Anatomy of a Riot."
Chen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. A devoted yogi, Chen says there's no better way than yoga to start her day.
Chen was born in Queens, N.Y. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 1991 with a degree in broadcast journalism and English. She lives in New York and Los Angeles with her husband, Leslie Moonves, with whom she has a son, Charlie, and three stepchildren, Adam, Sara and Mike.
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