BIG BROTHER host Julie Chen also serves as anchor of THE EARLY SHOW, CBS News' weekday morning broadcast. During the war in Iraq, she delivered foreign reports for the broadcast from Kuwait and Qatar. Before that, Chen served as news anchor of THE EARLY SHOW and anchored CBS MORNING NEWS. Chen had previously served as reporter and anchor for WCBS-TV in New York.
Before joining CBS News, Chen worked as a reporter for WDTN-TV Dayton, as a producer for ABC NewsOne, that network's affiliate news service, and as a desk assistant in ABC News' Los Angeles bureau, where she worked on the award-winning primetime special "Anatomy of a Riot."
Julie Chen was born on January 6 in Queens, N.Y. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 1991 with a degree in broadcast journalism and English. She lives in New York.