Men score big in pay match at the BBC

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The BBC’s 12 best-paid stars are all men, ac­cord­ing to fig­ures pub­lished by Britain’s pub­lic broad­caster, which is grap­pling with a gen­der equal­ity scan­dal where one of its most se­nior cor­re­spon­dents re­signed from her role. The BBC is­sued a pub­lic apol­ogy last month to for­mer China ed­i­tor Car­rie Gra­cie, who quit that job in Jan­uary in a highly pub­lic protest at be­ing paid less than her male coun­ter­parts. This year’s list showed Match of the Day host Gary Lineker was the best-paid per­son in 2017-2018, and his earn­ings fell in the $3.15 mil­lion bracket. The top-earn­ing woman, pre­sen­ter Clau­dia Win­kle­man, was paid be­tween $634 000 and $649 000. The cor­po­ra­tion is obliged to dis­close de­tails of peo­ple paid more than $257 000. Men oc­cu­pied the top 12 slots and ac­counted for about six in 10 of the high­est-paid on-air tal­ent.

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