The Talk hosts

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.

Aisha Tyler

Aisha Tyler


Aisha Tyler’s first big break was as host of E! Entertainment’s “Talk Soup,” which landed her in the Hollywood spotlight and revitalized the Emmy Award-winning show, which she was the first woman and African-American to captain. After leaving “Talk Soup,” Aisha moved into television and film roles, enjoying another first — the first African-American to play an extended character arc on “Friends.” She then co-starred with Jennifer Love Hewitt in the CBS hit “Ghost Whisperer,” had extended roles on two of television’s top dramas — “CSI,” on the Network, and “24” — and has made numerous guest appearances on series including “Nip/Tuck,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Reno 911.” Aisha co-starred with Stuart Townsend in the action-adventure TV series, “XIII,” based on the internationally best-selling graphic novel of the same name. Currently, she is voicing the character of sexy superspy Lana Kane on the animated series “Archer.”

In 2009, Aisha returned to her stand-up comedy roots, starring in a one-hour special for Comedy Central, “Aisha Tyler is Lit: Live at the Fillmore.” The DVD and digital download of the special includes the viral emo-rap video “Nowassitall,” a music video she wrote, directed and stars in. Aisha has used her wit in multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Today Show,” “Politically Incorrect,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” CNN and many more.

Aisha’s feature film credits include “Bedtime Stories,” “Death Sentence” opposite Kevin Bacon, and “Balls of Fury” with Christopher Walken. She completed filming “Black Water Transit,” a film set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, directed by Tony Kaye and starring Lawrence Fishburne. Aisha also appeared in “.45,” opposite Milla Jovovich, and “Santa Clause III” with Tim Allen.

Aisha is a successful author, releasing Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Post-Modern Girl in 2004. A collection of comic essays on pop-culture, the book has been praised for its frank and funny look at what it’s like to be a girl. Aisha is also a frequent contributor to Glamour Magazine, for which she has written pieces about the media’s unrealistic portrayal of feminine beauty.

Esquire called Aisha “sweetly wicked,” designating her one of its “Women We Love.” TV Guide called her one of television’s “In Crowd.” Maxim anointed her one of its “Hot 100” two years in a row. In her spare time, Aisha is an avid video game player, and was named to the exclusive seven-member Halo game council. She does charitable work as well, as a spokesperson for the American Red Cross, as a board member of Planned Parenthood, teaching Dove self-esteem workshops for teenage girls, consulting with the Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People project, and fundraising for Doctors Without Borders, the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the International Rescue Committee. She is also the reigning “Celebrity Jeopardy” champion.

Aisha was born in San Francisco. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

Follow Aisha Tyler on Twitter: @AishaTyler.

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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