College Honors CBS Television Host Julie Chen at 2013 De La Salle Dinner

Chen, host of The Talk and Big Brother, to receive medal.

Television personality Julie Chen, host of CBS’ The Talk and Big Brother, will receive the 2013 De La Salle medal at Manhattan College’s annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. The event will be held at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

As co-host and moderator of The Talk, network television’s fastest growing daytime talk show, Chen works alongside Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler. The show features a panel of well-known news and entertainment personalities discussing current events, pop culture, contemporary issues, family, celebrity and the trending topics of the day.

Before working on her most recent assignments, Chen served as special contributing anchor (2010-2011) and co-anchor (2002-2010) of The Early Show, CBS News’ weekday morning broadcast. She also served as news anchor of The Early Show and anchor of the CBS Morning News. Prior to this, Chen was a reporter and anchor for WCBS-TV (1997-1999).

During Chen’s time on The Early Show, she covered several major news stories, including the war in Iraq and conflict in Kuwait and Qatar. Additionally, she has interviewed many important and influential figures, such as former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani ’65, Queen Rania of Jordan and former Defense Secretary William Cohen, and prominent celebrities, such as Tom Hanks, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Angelina Jolie, Chris Rock and Jennifer Lopez. 

Chen currently lives in New York and Los Angeles with her husband, Leslie Moonves.

The De La Salle Medal Dinner honors people and corporations that embody the principles of excellence, leadership and service to society. Past honorees include Giuliani; Anne Mulcahy, chairman, Xerox Corporation; Sy Sternberg, chairman and chief executive officer, New York Life Insurance Company; Eugene McGrath ’63, former chairman and chief executive officer, Con Edison; Bill Klesse, chairman, chief executive officer and president, Valero Energy Corporation; and Frederic V. Salerno ’65, chairman, GGCP and retired vice chairman and CFO, Verizon.

As Manhattan College’s top fundraising event, proceeds from the De La Salle Medal Dinner are applied to a variety of needs on campus including student scholarships and financial aid. The black-tie event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the dinner, please call Tiana Sloan, director of corporate and foundation relations, at (718) 862-7431 or email

Media interested in attending, please contact Liz Connolly Bauman, director of communications, by phone at (718) 862-7232 or email