Who Is Sara Moonves? Daughter Of Les Moonves

by Manisha Sat Sep 23 2023 Updated On Tue Oct 31 2023
Who Is Sara Moonves? Daughter Of Les Moonves

Sara Moonves is the daughter of American media executive and former chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation Les Moonves

Her mother is Nancy Wieselfeld. She has two siblings. She is a magazine editor.

Sara Moonves with her father, Les Moonves.
Sara Moonves with her father, Les Moonves. Source: Pinterest

Marriage And Children

Sara is married to her husband, Jeff Henrikson. They got married in 2022 after dating for some years. 

The couple has a daughter named Georgia.

Sara Moonves with her husband.
Sara Moonves with her husband. Source: Facebook

Father's Married life

Les is happily married to Chen. They got married in 2004. His wife is a news anchor and producer for CBS

They share a son. Before that, he was married to Nancy Wieselfeld

They tied the knot in 1978 and got divorced in 2004. He has three kids from his first marriage. 

Parents of Sara Moonves.
Parents of Sara Moonves. Source: Listal


Sara was born on 26 November 1984, and her current age is 38.

Net Worth

Sara's net worth is $2 million.

Sexual Allegations Were Filed Against Les In 2018

In 2018, Les was accused of sexual harassment by many women. 

Because of the numerous sexual assault allegations, Les resigned from his post as CEO of CBS Corporation

Within a month, his career was at risk. His wife Chen also moved out from the daytime's The Talk.

That was a hard time for the family. His wife told their son that the allegations were false to make things simple. 

Les Responded To Actress Bobbie Phillips's Sexual Assault Allegation

Bobbie opened up about the sexual misconduct she faced 20 years ago by Les. She said that the incident took place in Les's office. 

Les was president of Warner Brother Television. She said that he exposed himself to her and told her to be his girlfriend and he would cast her in any show. 

She added he forced her to have sex with him and even grabbed her neck and pushed her neck. 

She added because of the phone call, she got a chance to escape from that incident. 

Les told The New York Times that the sexual encounter he had with Bobbie two decades ago was consensual. 

He said they have exchanged hundreds of messages over the years. 

Moonves Did Not Get $120 Million Severance

According to his contract with CBS, they should pay him a $120 million severance payment, but the company decided to terminate that contract and said he wouldn't receive any severance payment. 

The board members decided to do so after reading the results of an independent investigation into the sexual assault allegation against Les in 2018

They said that Les violated the company's policies and broke his employment contract and added he failed to cooperate with the company’s investigation.

Les's Wife Left The Show Days After Les Was Alleged Of Sexual Harassment

Les's wife Chen's life turned upside down when her husband was accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. 

She was at the peak of her career, hosting two hit shows on CBS

After her husband stepped down from his position as CEO of CBS Corporation following the sexual assault allegation, Chen also left the show she had been hosting for more than a decade. 

She said she wanted to spend more time with her husband and son. She said leaving the show was the decision she made for her. 

In an interview, Les's wife said that she knows her husband, and she even told her son that all the allegations made against his father were false. 

Les Talked About Running CBS

Les became CEO of CBS Corporation in 2003, and he ran the company till 2018

When Les was asked about how he managed to build such a vast empire, he replied he came from a creative background as he was CEO of a public company before, and he has spent his life doing business. 

He said he loves the creative process that is involved in television shows. 

He said he loves working with CBS's creative staff, and it satisfies his creative side.

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