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Leslie Moonves
Occupation: broadcast executive
Born: New York City, October 6, 1949


Education
BA, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1971

Career
Devel. executive Catalina Productions, Burbank, California, 1980—1981; vice president devel. Saul Ilson Productions Columbia Pictures TV, 1981—1982; vice president movies and mini-series 20th Century Fox, LA, 1982—1985, Lorimar, Inc., Culver City, 1985—1988; executive vice president creative affairs Lorimar-Telepictures, 1988—1990; president Lorimar TV, Burbank, 1989—1993, Warner Brothers TV, Burbank, 1993—1995, CBS Entertainment, LA, 1995—1997; executive vice president CBS/Broadcast Group, 1995—1997; president, CEO CBS TV, 1998—2003, chairman, CEO, 2003—2004; co-pres., co-COO Viacom Inc., New York City, 2004—2006; president, CEO CBS Corp., 2006—

Career Related
Board directors KB Home, 2004—, Westwood One, 2004—2006

Creative Works
Developer, producer (TV series) Dallas, Dark Justice, Guns of Paradise, Knots Landing, Midnight Caller, Sisters, Family Matters, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Man, I'll Fly Away, Reasonable Doubts, Step by Step, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, The Jackie Thomas Show, Crossroads, Homefront, Going to Extremes, Shaky Ground, It Had To Be You, Time Trax, Against the Grain, Lois & Clark: The Adventures of Superman, Cafe Americain, How'd They Do That, Living Single, Family Album, Getting By

Awards
Named Showman of Year, Variety, Most Powerful Man in Hollywood, Entertainment Weekly; recipient Gold Medal award, International Radio and TV Society, 2003, Career Achievement award, Casting Society Am., Sherrill Corwin award, Am. Jewish Committee

Civic
Board directors LA Free Clinic; co-chair LA board governors Paley Center for Media (formerly Museum of TV and Radio); board trustees Entertainment Industries Council; trustee National Council for Families and TV, Am. Film Institute; member leadership adv. board NCAA

Memberships
Mem.: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (executive committee), Hollywood Radio & TV Society (board directors 1988—91, president 1991)

Political Affiliation
Democrat

Religion
Jewish

Family
Son of Herman and Josephine (Schleifer) Moonves; Married Nancy Wiesenfeld, December 17, 1978 (div.); children: Adam, Sara, Michael; Married Julie Chen, December 23, 2004; 1 child Charlie.

Address
Office: CBS Corp 1133 9th St Unit 207 Santa Monica CA 90403-5254

1 MOONVES, LESLIE, 2 broadcast executive; 3 b. NYC, Oct. 6, 1949; 4 s. Herman and Josephine (Schleifer) Moonves; m. Nancy Wiesenfeld, Dec. 17, 1978 (div. ); children: Adam, Sara, Michael; m. Julie Chen, Dec. 23, 2004; 1 child, Charlie. 5 BA, Bucknell U., Lewisburg, Pa., 1971. 6 Devel. exec. Catalina Prodns., Burbank, Calif., 1980–81; v.p. devel. Saul Ilson Prodns. Columbia Pictures TV, Burbank, 1981–82; v.p. movies and mini-series 20th Century Fox, LA, 1982–85, Lorimar, Inc., Culver City, Calif., 1985–88; exec. v.p. creative affairs Lorimar-Telepictures, Culver City, 1988–90; pres. Lorimar TV, Burbank, 1989–93, Warner Bros. TV, Burbank, 1993–95, CBS Entertainment, LA, 1995–97; exec. v.p. CBS/Broadcast Group, 1995–97; pres., CEO CBS TV, 1998–2003, chmn., CEO, 2003–04; co-pres., co-COO Viacom Inc., NYC, 2004–06; pres., CEO CBS Corp., 2006–. Bd. dirs. KB Home, 2004–. Westwood One, 2004-06. 7 Developer, prodr. (TV series) Dallas, Dark Justice, Guns of Paradise, Knots Landing, Midnight Caller, Sisters, Family Matters, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Man, I'll Fly Away, Reasonable Doubts, Step by Step, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, The Jackie Thomas Show, Crossroads, Homefront, Going to Extremes, Shaky Ground, It Had To Be You, Time Trax, Against the Grain, Lois & Clark: The Adventures of Superman, Cafe Americain, How'd They Do That, Living Single, Family Album, Getting By. 8 Bd. dirs. LA Free Clinic; co-chair LA bd. govs. Paley Ctr. for Media (formerly Mus. of TV and Radio); bd. trustees Entertainment Industries Coun.; trustee Nat. Coun. for Families and TV, Am. Film Inst.; mem. leadership adv. bd. NCAA. Recipient Gold Medal award, Internat. Radio and TV Soc., 2003, Career Achievement award, Casting Soc. Am., Sherrill Corwin award, Am. Jewish Com.; named Showman of Yr., Variety, Most Powerful Man in Hollywood, Entertainment Weekly. Mem.: NATAS (exec. com.), Hollywood Radio & TV Soc. (bd. dirs. 1988–91, pres. 1991). Democrat. Jewish. 9 Office: CBS Corp 51 W 52nd St New York NY 10019-6188 Office Phone: 212-975-4321.

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