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Overview (3)

Born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Nickname Chenbot
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Chen began filling in as news anchor for The CBS Morning News (1987) and This Morning (1988) in June 1999. Before that, she was a reporter and anchor for WCBS-TV, the CBS station in New York (1997-99). She also was a reporter for WDTN-TV Dayton (1995-97). Chen was a producer for ABC NewsOne, that network's affiliate news service (1991-95). She started out as a production associate in ABC News' Los Angeles bureau (1990-91). A native of New York City, Chen holds a degree in broadcast journalism and English from the University of Southern California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: keatho@yahoo.com

Spouse (1)

Leslie Moonves (23 December 2004 - present) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

The catchphrase, "But first . . ."

Trivia (5)

Graduated from the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California in 1991 with a double Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and English.
Stepmother of Sara Moonves, Adam Moonves and Michael Moonves.
Son, Charlie Moonves, was born on September 24, 2009. Husband, Leslie Moonves also has three children from a previous marriage.
Mexico [December 2004]
Childhood crushes were Shaun Cassidy and Rick Springfield.

Personal Quotes (10)

[on Big Brother (2000)]: It's a real live Melrose Place. It takes you back to junior high - very catty, very cliquey. You can relate to at least one person in the house, see the cool kids try to bully the misfits and watch the misfits outsmart the bullies. You love to hate certain people.
[When she began hosting Big Brother (2000), her very first year]: People were writing that I was horrible in the job, and there was all this talk about 'blurring the line' and 'What's happening to journalism'?
[When asked if her The Early Show (1999) crew were going to travel anywhere by ship]: I thought if we have to broadcast the next morning, I was concerned about how far it was going to be and how tired I was going to be.
[on her husband]: As a very spiritual person myself, I was totally curious to meet the guy, and to hear stories of what Les was like as a kid -- and the reunion turned out to be a warm surprise. He turned out to be a very accessible person and a real sports nut like both me and Les. Our apartment has views to the West and so we all shared a beautiful sunset.
[on having new responsibilities as a mother]: I'm feeling like I'm tethered to my home, because of my feelings; you know, that's the biggest adjustment like, 'I don't know, can I make the dental appointment?' You know, I hope they're ready on time, it's like the whole schedule and do the map. If I can feed it and comeback at this time.
[on parenting]: There are so many things you learn about motherhood as you're going to learn, well, unless, I'm completely in the dark more, so then, cause I was supposed to know that? The doctor told me, 'You have to feed him, every 2 to 3 hours.'
I don't know how that works out, ... I don't know what's going on that I'm hosting the Emmys during really hard times. But I guess it's an honor and a privilege that I'm the one who gets to try to walk that line of making people feel good.
[Big Brother (2000), as a series]: It started out like 10 complete strangers, throw into a house, cut off from the inside world, and they have to co-exist where there are cameras/microphones monitoring everything that they do, and each week, they vote off their own, kind of like 'Survivor,' but in this house.
[Who once said that future journalists were as blurry as ever, led by increasingly opinionated cable news anchors]: When I was in journalism school, you were taught to be completely objective. But we don't see that anymore.
Then I thought, 'I am the Chen-bot, and I have to embrace my inner Chen-bot.'

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