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


Education
BA, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1971; Grad. NY Neighborhood Playhouse Sch., Theatre, NYC, 1973

Career
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, 1988—90; pres., 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—05; pres., CEO CBS Corp.(formerly Viacom, Inc.), 2006–, chmn., 2016-.

Career Related
Board directors KB Home, 2004—, Westwood One, 2004—2006, CBS Corp., 2005-.

Creative Works
Actor (TV Appearances) Cannon, 1976, Gemini Man, 1976, The Six Million Dollar Man, 1977, Midnight Caller, 1986; (TV Films) The Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb, 1980.

Awards
Recipient Sherrill Corwin award, Am. Jewish Com., 1998, Career Achievement award, Casting Soc. Am., 2000, Alumni Assn. award for Achievement in a Chosen Profession, Bucknell U., 2002, Gold Medal award, Internat. Radio and TV Soc., 2003, Champion for Children award, UNICEF, 2005, Milestone award, Producers Guild of America, 2012; named Showman of Yr., Variety Mag., 2000, The Most Powerful Man in Hollywood, Entertainment Weekly mag., 2000; named to Television Hall of Fame, 2013.

Civic
Bd. dirs. LA Free Clinic; co-chair LA bd. govs. Paley Ctr. for Media (formerly Mus. of TV and Radio); trustee Entertainment Industries Coun., Nat. Coun. for Families and TV, Am. Film Inst.; mem. leadership adv. bd. 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 51 W 52nd St New York NY 10019-6188 Office Phone: 212-975-4321.

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; Grad., NY Neighborhood Playhouse Sch. Theatre, NYC, 1973. 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, 1988–90; pres., 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, 2004–05; pres., CEO CBS Corp.(formerly Viacom, Inc.), 2006–, chmn., 2016-. Bd. dirs. KB Home, 2004–. Westwood One, 2004-06, CBS Corp., 2005-. 7 Actor (TV Appearances) Cannon, 1976, Gemini Man, 1976, The Six Million Dollar Man, 1977, Midnight Caller, 1986; (TV Films) The Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb, 1980. 8 Bd. dirs. LA Free Clinic; co-chair LA bd. govs. Paley Ctr. for Media (formerly Mus. of TV and Radio); trustee Entertainment Industries Coun., Nat. Coun. for Families and TV, Am. Film Inst.; mem. leadership adv. bd. NCAA. Recipient Sherrill Corwin award, Am. Jewish Com., 1998, Career Achievement award, Casting Soc. Am., 2000, Alumni Assn. award for Achievement in a Chosen Profession, Bucknell U., 2002, Gold Medal award, Internat. Radio and TV Soc., 2003, Champion for Children award, UNICEF, 2005, Milestone award, Producers Guild of America, 2012; named Showman of Yr., Variety Mag., 2000, The Most Powerful Man in Hollywood, Entertainment Weekly mag., 2000; named to Television Hall of Fame, 2013. 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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