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"Early Show" Co-Anchor Julie Chen Steps Down

Julie Chen will step down as co-anchor of "The Early Show" to devote time to co-hosting a new daytime talk show on CBS this fall.

Though Chen will continue to have an important on-air role with "The Early Show" once her new show begins, she no longer will be one of the daily co-anchors of the broadcast.

Chen has been an anchor of "The Early Show" since October 2002. Chen spends her summers doing double-duty between "The Early Show" and hosting "Big Brother," a reality series that began its 12th season on CBS in July 2010.

On the new CBS show, Chen will join a panel of moms from all walks of news and entertainment life who will take a look at the news from their unique viewpoint. The daily, one-hour series will be co-hosted by Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

Chen lives in New York and Los Angeles with her husband, Leslie Moonves, with whom she has a son and three stepchildren.

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