Julie Chen is an American news anchor and television host who rose to fame in 1999 by anchoring the CBS Morning News and CBS This Morning. She started to host the US version of Big Brother on CBS in 2000 and is still hosting the show which makes her the longest-serving host of the show in any country. She became the moderator of the show The Talk in 2010 and left the show in 2018. Continue reading to know more about the career and net worth of Julie Chen in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Julie Suzzane Chen was born on January 7, 1970, in New York City, the United States to David Y. Chen and Wan Ling Chen. Julie was the third child of the couple who has two elder sisters namely Gladys and Victoria. Her grandfather was a wealthy man who owned a chain of grocery stores in China. Julie completed her high school in 1987 at the St. Francis Preparatory School and attended the University of South California where she majored in broadcast journalism and English.
When Julie was working as a news assistant at ABC News, she met news editor, Gary Donahue, with whom she was in a relationship for several years. She then started to date the president and CEO of CBS Television Les Moonves who was married at that time. Moonves divorced his wife in 2004, and after 12 days of his divorce, he married Julie Chen in Mexico. The couple has a son born in 2009.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Julie worked as an intern at CBS Morning News and ABC NewsOne, and she was promoted to producer at ABC. She left the job after three years and worked as a news anchor at WDTN-TV in Ohio for two years.
She joined CBS Morning News in 1999 and became a news anchor in CBS This Morning and The Early Show. In 2000, she got the opportunity to host the US version of Big Brother on CBS and became very popular through the show which she still continues to host.
She started to co-host The Early Show in 2002 which she continued to do till 2010. In October 2010, she became the moderator of the daytime talk show The Talk and worked in the show till September 2018. She was nominated for the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host consecutively for four years from 2014-2018 at the Daytime Emmy Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
The beautiful host and news anchor has not only earned a good name for herself through her shows but also enough wealth. She is said to be receiving an annual salary of $1 million for hosting Big Brother and must have also earned good figures through her other shows too. She owns a $14 million worth house in Beverly Hills-Malibu along with her husband, and in 2014 the couple sold their La Costa beach home for $28,800,000. Her current net worth is $18 million.
When Julie started to host Big Brother, she was nicknamed Chenbot for her wooden delivery which she manipulated as her uniqueness becoming the longest-serving host of the show in any country.