Leslie Moonves is chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of CBS Corporation, one of the world’s leading media enterprises. He serves as the Chairman of the board of directors and oversees all operations of the company, including the CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Films, CBS Interactive, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia.
Before CBS’s 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 president and CEO of CBS Television in 2003, and prior to that was president and chief executive officer of CBS Television, a position he was elevated to in April 1998. He joined CBS in July 1995 as president of CBS Entertainment. Under Moonves’ direction, the CBS Television Network has been number 1 in viewers for 13 of the last 14 years, and currently airs television’s number 1 drama, NCIS; television’s number 1 comedy, The Big Bang Theory; television’s number 1 news program, 60 Minutes; as well as time period-leading shows on virtually every night of the week.