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Annenberg Media Center Named After Julie Chen, Leslie Moonves And CBS

After nearly of month of teasing the student body with a "special announcement," USC announced the Media Center would be named after the CBS trio. 


The Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center. (Fernando Hurtado/Annenberg Media Center)
The Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center. (Fernando Hurtado/Annenberg Media Center)

The "special announcement" USC had been teasing is here.

The Media Center inside Wallis Annenberg Hall will be named for Julie Chen, a USC alum, her husband and president and CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves, and CBS.

The university made the announcement Wednesday morning prior to the 3:30 p.m. ceremony that would be held that day with President Nikias to make the official announcement. 

A glass panel and two walls inside the Media Center will now have "Julie Chen/Moonves and CBS Media Center" plastered on them. 

“After visiting the campus and seeing the impressive Wallis Annenberg Hall for the first time, I was inspired to support my alma mater and prouder than ever to be a Trojan,” Chen said to USC News. “Spending time with the bright, engaged students I’ve met at USC Annenberg — and seeing these cutting-edge studios and workspaces come to life — energized and motivated me to be involved and hopefully make an impact on future generations of journalists and communicators.”

The Media Center is part of the brand new $59 million Wallis Annenberg Hall on the USC campus.

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