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Julie Chen

Julie Chen


Julie Chen has been host of "The Early Show" since October 2002.  Throughout that time she has covered many of the biggest news stories, including the war in Iraq, and reported for the program during the war from Kuwait and Qatar in March 2003.  Chen has also interviewed many of the world's top newsmakers, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Queen Rania of Jordan and former Defense Secretary William Cohen, as well as celebrities such as Tom Hanks, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Barbra Streisand, Robert DeNiro and Robert Redford, among many others.

Chen has served as news anchor of "The Early Show" and anchor of the "CBS Morning News," the Network's early-morning broadcast, since Nov. 1, 1999, when "The Early Show" debuted under that title.

Prior to joining "The Early Show," Chen was a reporter and anchor for WCBS-TV, the CBS-owned station in New York (1997-99). 

Chen spends her summers doing double duty between hosting "The Early Show" and "Big Brother," which began its 12th season on the Network in July 2010.

Before joining CBS News, Chen worked as a reporter for WDTN-TV Dayton (1995-97).  

She began her career at ABC News (1990-95), where she worked on the late night news program, "Nightline," and won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for broadcast journalism for her work on "Nightline's" primetime special, "Anatomy of a Riot," about the 1992 Los Angeles riots. 

Chen was born in Queens, N.Y.  She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in broadcast journalism and English.  Chen lives in New York and Los Angeles with her husband, with whom she has a son and three stepchildren.

Follow Julie Chen on Twitter: @JulieChen.




EVE is an actress and Grammy-award musician with an impressive hit list ("Let Me Blow Ya Mind," "Gangsta Lovin'," "Who's That Girl," "Satisfaction," "Tambourine," etc.) along with four multi-million selling albums (Let There Be Eve... Ruff Ryders' First LadyScorpionEve-Olution, and Lip Lock). She has earned rave reviews from critics and set "a new standard in hip-hop," according to Entertainment Weekly.

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania she was the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002 for the song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind," with singer Gwen Stefani. Eve was also number 48 on VH1's "50 Greatest Women of the Video Era" list.

Throughout her career she has collaborated with numerous other prominent artists including: Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Jill Scott, DMX, Swizz Beatz, Dr. Dre, Juicy J, The Roots, and Missy Elliott. Aside from her Grammy Award, she has been the recipient of countless other musical honors including a BET Award for Best Female HipHop Artist and an NAACP Image Award for Best New Artist when she originally exploded onto the scene in 2000.

As an actress Eve has appeared in multiple films such as xXx with Vin Diesel, both Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business with Ice Cube, The Cookout with Queen Latifah and Meagan Good, The Woodsman with Kevin Bacon, and Flashbacks of a Fool with Daniel Craig. On television she is best known for starring in her own self-titled UPN sitcom, Eve, as a fashion designer named Shelly. She also had a recurring role on Glee as the rival glee club coach, Grace Hitchens, and appeared on four episodes of the Oxygen series Sisterhood of Hip Hop as one of the distinguished music mentors to up and coming female rappers.

Eve has achieved success in the fashion industry as a fashion designer; in addition to numerous fashion industry awards was the recipient of the Breakthrough Style Award from Vogue. In 2016, she reprised her role of Terri in the film Barbershop 3 – The Next Cut and reunited with fellow fashion and music icon, Gwen Stefani for the "This Is What The Truth Feels Like" tour. Most recently, Eve participated in the 19th annual Gumball 3000 rally alongside her husband Maximillion Cooper, CEO of the Gumball 3000.
Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert

Host and Executive Producer

Sara Gilbert may be best known for her role as Darlene Conner in the long-running hit series "Roseanne," for which she earned two Emmy Award nominations and numerous other awards.

Gilbert recently recurred in the role of Leslie Winkle on "The Big Bang Theory," on the Network.  Gilbert’s additional television credits include a starring role in "Twins,"  recurring roles on "The Class" on the Network and "ER" as well as guest appearances on "Will & Grace," "Grey’s Anatomy," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "24," "Private Practice" and "Welcome To New York," on the Network.

Among her film credits are "Riding in Cars with Boys," for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination, "Desert Blue," "Light It Up," "High Fidelity" and a cameo role in "The Big Tease."

Gilbert made her directorial debut with the critically-acclaimed short film, "Persona Non Grata."  The film was selected for the 1998 Sundance Film Festival.

On stage, Gilbert’s credits include the off-Broadway play "Exonerated," an appearance in the world premiere of Gray Stewart’s play, "Downwinder Dance," in Ohio and a starring role in the Williamstown Theater Festival production of "The Hot L Baltimore."

A magna cum laude graduate of Yale University with a degree in art, Gilbert's concentration was in photography.  She has exhibited her photographs in New York at the Paul Morris Gallery, and her work was shown at the Deutsche Guggenheim Museum in Berlin during the summer of 2008.  She lives in Los Angeles with her girlfriend and their two children.  Her birth date is Jan. 29.

Follow Sara Gilbert on Twitter: @THEsaragilbert.

Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne


Sharon Osbourne’s television credits include a judging role on "America’s Got Talent" and competing as a candidate on "Celebrity Apprentice."  Osbourne created and produced the cable reality series, "The Osbournes," which starred her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, and two of their three their children, and which won an Emmy Award for Best Reality Show in 2002.  Osbourne’s additional television credits include guest starring roles on "Will & Grace," "Days of Our Lives" and "Punk’d," among others.  She has also appeared on "The X Factor" in the United Kingdom.

Osbourne’s career in the music industry has spanned over 30 years.  In addition to managing the career of her husband, she has managed numerous artists such as Black Sabbath, Electric Light Orchestra, Smashing Pumpkins, Motorhead and Slade.  In 1996, Osbourne created and produced Ozzfest, the biggest hard rock touring festival in America.

Osbourne is a best-selling author of Revenge, about the competitive relationship between two sisters, and her autobiography, Sharon Osbourne Extreme: My Autobiography.

Having beaten colon cancer, she started the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Foundation in association with Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Ozzy Osbourne and has three children.  Her birth date is Oct. 9.

Follow Sharon Osbourne on Twitter: @MrsSOsbourne.

Sheryl Underwood

Sheryl Underwood


Sheryl Underwood is a multi-faceted entrepreneur, currently balancing the roles of in-demand entertainer, owner and chief executive officer of Pack Rat Productions and International President of her beloved Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Named one of today's hardest working comediennes, Underwood has starred in such films as "Bullworth," "I Got the Hook Up" and "Beauty Shop," starring Queen Latifah. In addition, Underwood was the host of Black Entertainment Television's (BET's) "Comic View" and "Holla," a talk show she created and produced which was loosely based on Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect."

Underwood, a sought-after media personality, is described as one of the world's brightest contemporary humorists. She is a weekly contributor on the "Steve Harvey Morning Show," also serving as guest host, and appears on "The Steve Harvey Project," the television version of the show airing on TV-ONE. Underwood also hosts "The Sheryl Underwood Show" on Jamie Foxx's "The Foxxhole," airing on Sirius 106/XM 149, where she provides a mix of political satire, comedy and music. Also, Underwood hosted the fifth season of "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up" and is a former contributor to the "Tom Joyner Morning Show." Underwood has appeared on "The Dr. Phil Show," "Fox and Friends," "The Joy Behar Show," "WPIX" in New York City and "The View."

Follow Sheryl Underwood on Twitter: @sherylunderwood.

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