One of the most famous personalities of television Julie Suzanne Chen is also known professionally as Julie Chen.
Chen is also a new anchor and a producer. She is the producer of Big Brother which is a CBS television show. She has been co-hosting the show since July of 2000. Chen grew to prominence after she made a debut in the show.
On the other hand, Chen is also the co-host of ‘The Talk.’ She is also the moderator of the CBS show.
Previously, she also co-anchored show The Early Show which is also a production of CBS.
Julie Suzanne Chen was born on 6th January of 1970 in NYC, the USA. She was born to Chinese immigrant mother Wan Ling Chen and father, Yen-Chun Chen.
Her grandfather, from Penglai Village of China, was a polygamist and has nine wives with whom he had 11 children.
Chen is the youngest child and has two sisters.
For her junior years, Chen attended Whitestone area of Queens. However, she later graduated from St. Francis Preparatory School. Furthermore, it was in the year 1987.
Chen in 1991, graduated from University of Southern California with the major in journalism and English.
Chen worked as an intern at Morning News of CBS when she was in her college. She started the internship in June of 1990 which is a year before graduating.
She also worked as a desk assistant in News One of ABC when she was still in college.
As an anchor
In the year 1995, Chen moves to Ohio. There she worked as a news anchor for two years. In fact at Ohio, she used to work for WDTN-TV until 1997.
Later in 1999, Chen started to work as an anchor at Morning News at CBS where she was an intern a decade ago. She also was an anchor for The Morning show on CBS. Furthermore, in the show, she worked alongside Maggie Rodriguez, Rene Syler, Eric Hill. Hannah Storm etc. She worked as an anchor for CBS until 2002.
However, in the same year, she started to co-host The Early show which is also on CBS. She worked on the show until 2010 when it got canceled.
Chen has also been hosting Big Brother since the year 2000. However, because of her wooden delivery of script, she was criticized by many. Meanwhile, she was also nick-named as Chenbot which she proudly accepted.
In 2010, she started to work as a moderator for The Talk of CBS. The show got premiered on 18th October of 2010.
In January of 2015, Chen also made a debut in acting as she made a guest appearance in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. In the show, she played the role of an Ambassador of U.S.
|Name||Julie Suzanne Chen|
|Birthdate||1970, January 6th|
|Birth Place||Queens, New York City, USA|
|Profession||News Anchor, Producer, TV Personality|
|Mother’s Name||Wan Ling Chen|
|Father’s Name||Yen-Chun Chen|
|Siblings||Gladys Chen and Victoria Chen|
|Height||5’5″ (1.65 m)|
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
Relationships, Marriage, and Children
While working in Big Brother, Chen started to date the president and chief executive officer of CBS Leslie Moonves. Unfortunately, then he was married to Nancy Wiesenfeld Moonves.
But later on, Chen and Moonves were married on 23rd December of 2004 after Moonves got divorced. They got married in a private ceremony which was attended only by friends and family.
Together, the duo gave birth to their first child Charlie Moonves on 24h September of 2009.
During the initial stage of her career when she moved to Ohio, Julie got an eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) to make her eyes look larger.
Later, the host shared that she had been forced to get the surgery by producers and this created issues in her family.
Julie Chen has a total of 356 thousand followers on her official Twitter page. She also has 177 thousand followers on her official Instagram page.
The estimated net worth of Julie is $8 million. The actress earned the sim through her career as an anchor, producer and TV personality.
Rumors and Controversies
Julie Chen got into a lot of controversies as she was rumored to have gotten an eyelid surgery.
However, later the TV personality did reveal that she got the surgery.