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Leslie Moonves

Chairman and CEO, CBS Corporation


Leslie Moonves is chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation. In this role, he oversees all operations of the Company. Before CBS’ separation from Viacom in 2005, Moonves served as co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom and chairman of CBS, handling Viacom’s entire domestic and international broadcast television operations, radio division and outdoor advertising operations. Moonves was promoted to chairman and CEO of CBS Television in 2003 after working as president and chief executive officer of CBS Television since April 1998. He joined CBS in July 1995 as president of CBS Entertainment. Under Moonves’s direction, the CBS Television Network has been #1 in viewers for 13 of the last 14 years, and currently has television's #1 drama, NCIS; television’s #1 comedy, THE BIG BANG THEORY; television’s #1 news program, 60 MINUTES; as well as time period-leading shows on virtually every night of the week. 


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