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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameLeslie R. Moonves
Nickname Les

Mini Bio (1)

Leslie Moonves is the former chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation. He resigned on September 9, 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct. He joined CBS in 1995 as president of CBS Entertainment. From April 1998 until 2003, he was president and chief executive officer at CBS Television, then was promoted to chairman and CEO of CBS in 2003. Before CBS, Moonves worked at Lorimar Television, which became Warner Bros. Television, where he green-lighted TV shows such as 'Friends' and 'ER'.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Julie Chen (23 December 2004 - present) ( 1 child)
Nancy Wiesenfeld (17 December 1978 - 10 December 2004) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (12)

Was trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.
Served as Chairman of CBS from February 2016 to September 2018.
From 1989 to 1993, he was President of Lorimar Television.
Became President of Warner Bros. Television in July 1993.
Joined CBS as President of CBS Entertainment in July 1995.
President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Television since April 1998.
Elected to CBS Corp. Board of Directors in July 1999.
Children, with Nancy Wiesenfeld: Adam Moonves, Sara Moonves, and Michael Moonves.
Les and his wife, Julie Chen, are expecting their first child, due October 4, 2009 [April 21, 2009].
Father, with Julie Chen, of a son, Charlie, born September 24, 2009.
Was appointed, along with MTV Networks chief, Tom Freston, as co-President and co-COO of Viacom (parent company of CBS, Paramount Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, and Simon & Schuster, among other entertainment properties). [July 2004]
Graduated from Bucknell University in 1971.

Personal Quotes (2)

Look how hard you make me. [according to Bobbie Phillips in 1993]
Be my girlfriend and I'll put you on any show. [according to Bobbie Phillips in 1993]

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