Moonves comes from a Jewish family from New York City. His parents were Herman and Josephine Moonves grinder. Moonves visited the Valley Stream Central High School and studied at Bucknell University. He is currently President of the U.S. media company CBS Corporation, the owner of the television station Columbia Broadcasting System. He also sits on the board of the American game developer ZeniMax Media. From 1978 to 2004 he was married to Nancy Wiesenfeld. Since 2004, he is married to Julie Chen.