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Les Moonves

Leslie Moonves (/ˈmuːnvɛz/; born October 6, 1949) is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. Moonves served as co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom, Inc., the predecessor to CBS Corporation, from 2004 until the company split on December 31, 2005. Prior to that he had been in a series of executive positions for CBS since July 1995. He is also one of the Board of Directors at ZeniMax Media. Moonves was born in New York City and grew up in Valley Stream, New York. He attended Valley Stream Central High School and went to Bucknell University, graduating in 1971. In his sophomore year he realized he hated the sciences, so he switched his major to Spanish and acted in a few plays. Moonves had previous upper management experience early in his business career. He was in charge of first-run syndication and pay/cable programming at 20th Century Fox Television. Another position he held at 20th Century Fox Television was Vice President of movies and mini-series. Other previous positions he held include Vice President of development at Saul Ilson Productions (in association with Columbia Pictures Television) and a development executive for Catalina

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Les Moonves -- Colbert Would Win Even if Trump Didn't (VIDEO)

Les Moonves
Colbert Would Win Even If Trump Didn't

CBS honcho Les Moonves undeniably has the Midas touch when it comes to picking shows and talent, but he swears he did NOT have a premonition Donald Trump would become prez when he tapped Stephen… READ MORE >

Les Moonves Promises Shorter NFL Games (VIDEO)

Les Moonves
NFL Games WILL Be Shorter ... Here's How

CBS Honcho Les Moonves is coming to the rescue of all NFL fans sick of the games taking longer than a presidential term to finish ... promising the games WILL be shorter and telling us how. NFL… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Les Moonves: $500k for Tom Brady Jersey??? Even I Wouldn't Pay That! (VIDEO)

Les Moonves
$500k for Tom Brady Jersey??? ... Even I Won't Pay That!

CBS honcho Les Moonves reportedly makes $60 MILLION per year!!!! And even HE thinks $500,000 for Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey is an INSANE number.  Interesting thing is Les would probably… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Les Moonves Says What Oprah Wants, Oprah Gets at CBS (VIDEO)

Les Moonves
What Oprah Wants, Oprah Gets at CBS

Oprah Winfrey has the keys to the kingdom at CBS, because the big boss says so. Les Moonves was leaving Madeo in WeHo Thursday night when we asked about Oprah's increased presence on CBS. She's… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Les Moonves Gives His Dream Super Bowl Matchup (VIDEO)

Les Moonves
Best Super Bowl Matchup (For TV Ratings) Is ...

Two cities are gonna be real upset ... 'cause TV super boss Les Moonves -- the guy who runs CBS -- is telling TMZ Sports which two teams are the best Super Bowl matchup for TV ratings. We… READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
CBS Boss Les Moonves -- I'd Consider Manziel for NFL Commentator ... 'Anybody Gets 2nd Chance' (VIDEO)

CBS Boss Les Moonves
I'd Consider Manziel for NFL Commentator 'Anybody Gets 2nd Chance'

Johnny Manziel -- future NFL commentator?? It's possible.  With his playing career likely over, we asked CBS honcho Les Moonves if he would ever consider the former Heisman Trophy winner for… READ MORE >

- 323 days ago
CBS Honcho Les Moonves -- Mayweather vs. Pacquiao = Gold Mine! ... 'Hoping Fight Happens'

CBS Honcho Les Moonves
Manny vs. Floyd = Gold Mine! 'Hoping Fight Happens'

CBS honcho Les Moonves says he's "hoping" Floyd Mayweather signs the contract to fight Manny Pacquiao ... telling TMZ Sports it would make "a lot of money for everybody."Of course, CBS owns… READ MORE >

- 794 days ago
CBS Honcho Les Moonves -- Hey Rihanna, No Hard Feelings

CBS Honcho Les Moonves
Hey Rihanna, No Hard Feelings

Les Moonves isn't fretting over the blow back he got by pulling the plug on a segment featuring Rihanna for the opening of Thursday night football ... because he scored where it… READ MORE >

- 913 days ago
Les Moonves -- Dodgy on 'Late Late Show' Host

Les Moonves
Dodgy on 'Late Late Show' Host

CBS honcho Les Moonves is normally a straight shooter, but he carefully danced around the rumors he's picked a new host of "The Late Late Show." Moonves and his wife, Julie Chen, were leaving… READ MORE >

- 962 days ago
Les Moonves -- President Obama Was Right to Bail on Jimmy Kimmel

Les Moonves
Barack Was Right to Bail On Kimmel

Network rivalries aside, CBS honcho Les Moonves thinks President Barack Obama had no choice but to cancel his planned appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." TMZ broke the story ... the  Prez was… READ MORE >

- 976 days ago

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