Carrie Ann Inaba to Permanently Replace Julie Chen on ‘The Talk’ (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/hx4x0p2bPX— Variety (@Variety) December 6, 2018
Sources tell Variety that Inaba has closed a deal to join the CBS daytime chat show, and will come aboard in January. A CBS representative declined to comment for this story.
Inaba has been one of several guest hosts filling in since Chen’s departure from the daytime talker in September, which came on the heels of Chen’s husband–CBS chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves–being ousted from the company over multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
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