09.18.2018

Julie Chen Leaving ‘The Talk’ After Allegations Push Husband Les Moonves Out At CBS

Julie Chen Leaving ‘The Talk’ After Allegations Push Husband Les Moonves Out At CBS Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

Julie Chen, the wife of former CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves, will step down as a co-host of “The Talk” on Tuesday, according to several media reports.

Sources close to Chen, who has been the program’s moderator since 2010, told CNN and The Wall Street Journal that the host will address her departure in a pre-recorded message that will air on Tuesday’s episode. She had been absent from the program in recent days, fueling speculation that she would soon leave.

CBS did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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