Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Julie Suzanne Chen

Julie Suzanne Chen (born January 6, 1970) is an American television personality, news anchor, journalist, and producer for CBS. Chen was born in Queens, New York. Consequently, her family moved everywhere in China, eventually fleeing to Taiwan.

Chen attended Junior High School 194 in Queens, where she was voted "Most Intelligent and Most Likely to Succeed." She graduated from high school in 1987 from St. Francis Prep after having missed the cutoff scores for specialized high school entrance exams for schools like the Bronx High School of Science, the school her older sisters attended. From 1999 to 2002, Chen was the anchor of both early-morning shows, CBS Morning News & The Early Show, alongside Bryant Gumbel and Jane Clayson. Since 2002, she has been a co-host for The Early Show on CBS. Before CBS News she was a reporter and weekend anchor at WCBS-TV in New York City.

Since 2000, she has also been the host of the American version of Big Brother. On December 23, 2004, she married Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Television.

Julie Chen announced on April 21, 2009 that she was pregnant with her first child with husband Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of CBS Television on The Early Show with her due date on October 4, 2009.

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A television personality, news anchor, journalist, and producer for CBS, Julie Chen has been in the world of newscasting for more than a decade. She is perhaps most recognized as the co-anchor of CBS's "The Early Morning Show" (2002-present), opposite Hannah Storm and Harry Smith, and for hosting the American version of "Big Brother" since its debut in 2000. Known with the trademark catchphrase "but first..., she earned the nickname "Chenbot" from "Big Brother" fans because of her heavily scripted and wooden manner of speaking while interacting with the studio audience in the interviews on the live programs. I watched that Internet compilation of every 'but first' I've said on 'Big Brother.' I am the Chenbot!"

Previously, she had a long-term romance with TV news editor Gary Donahue (together since 1991). Julie Suzanne Chen was born on January 6 , 1970, in Queens, New York. Julie has two older sisters, Gladys and Vicki.

Julie was educated at Junior High School 194 in Queens and was voted "Most Intelligent and Most Likely to Succeed" while there. She originally wanted to attend Bronx High School of Science, which her older sisters also attended, but failed to meet the school's requirements. On December 23, 2004, Julie married her boss Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS Corp. and one of the most powerful men in TV. The couple divides their time between New York and Los Angeles. Big Brother

Julie Chen first worked for CBS's "Morning News" in June 1989, when she was recruited to answer telephones and copy faxes for distribution. Next, she traveled to Dayton, Ohio to work as a reporter for WDTN-TV Dayton, from 1995 to 1997.

Chen returned to CBS in 1997 when she took on the duty as a reporter and weekend anchor for WCBS-TV, the CBS-owned station in New York. After two years, she moved on as news anchor for "The CBS Morning News" and "CBS This Morning", and later served as anchor of the "CBS Morning News" and news anchor of "The Early Show". In 2003, she visited Kuwait and Qatar to report the CBS News' weekday morning broadcast during the war in Iraq.

In 2005, the acknowledgeable TV personality tried her hand as a voice artist in the Emmy-winning cartoon series "The Fairly OddParents" episode of "Masked Magician, The/The Big Bash", as Starlet.

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