Name: Julie Suzanne Chen
Born: New York City, New York
Occupation: Television personality, news anchor, and producer
Julie Chen was born on January 6, 1970 in New York City, New York. She is the daughter of Wan Ling Chen and has two sisters: Gladys and Victoria. Julie speaks Mandarin Chinese, but isn’t 100 percent fluent.
Julie attended junior high school in Queens and then graduated from St. Francis Preparatory School in 1987. She attended the University of Southern California and earned a degree in broadcast journalism and English in 1991.
She is currently married to Leslie Moonves, the president and CEO of CBS Television. They have a child named Charlie. She is also the stepmother of Sara, Adam and Michael Moonves. The family presently resides in Los Angeles, California.
During university, Julie interned at CBS Morning News, answering phones and copying faxes for distribution. Immediately after graduating from university, Julie received a news desk assistant position for ABC NewsOne. Julie was then promoted to the role of producer for three years. After her contract was up, Julie relocated to Dayton, Ohio to work as a news anchor for two years for WDTN-TV. This is where she had plastic surgery to make her eyes look bigger. She would then move back to New York City to work as a reporter and weekend anchor for WCBS-TV.
After gaining experience as a news anchor, Julie was tapped by CBS to anchor CBS Morning News, CBS This Morning and The Early Show. Since 2000, Julie has also been working as host of the ultra popular reality television series “Big Brother.” In addition, Julie serves as moderator of the hit CBS daytime talk show “The Talk,” alongside Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood.
Outside of journalism, Julie appeared in “NCIS: Los Angeles,” playing a United States Ambassador, and “Madam Secretary.”
We estimate that Julie Chen’s net worth is $8 million (2016).
So how much is $8 million really?
$8 million can buy you nearly two-thirds of her family’s Malibu Beach home, which sold for $13 million in 2014. $8 million can also buy you tens of thousands of copies of each season of “Big Brother.”