Newsreader Snow takes 25% ‘gender’ pay cut
Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow has taken a “gender pay cut”, the newsreader has said.
Snow, 70, is thought to have been one of the highest-paid newsreaders in Britain.
He said: “I’ve taken a gender pay cut. I did it as a co-operative gesture. I took the cut over two months ago, 25%.
“Alas, contractually, I am not able to disclose my salary then or now.”
Channel 4, which employs Snow, has previously said it is “unacceptable” that the channel has a gender pay gap of 28.6%.
Earlier this year, ITN, which makes daily news programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, revealed it had a 19.6% gender pay gap.
Cathy Newman, who co-hosts Channel 4 news, tweeted: “ITN has 19.6% gender pay gap and staggering 77% bonus gap.
“Shows just how pervasive inequality is. I’m very fortunate to be fairly paid but I will continue speaking out for the many colleagues who aren’t.”
It compares with a report on BBC staff which found the equivalent gender pay gap was 10.7%.
The gender pay gap has been in the headlines since the salaries of top BBC talent were revealed.
Radio 2’s Chris Evans topped the list on more than £2 million, while the highest paid woman was Claudia Winkleman on between £450,000 and £499,999.
Today programme host John Humphrys volunteered to slash his salary, which has been cut from between £600,000 and £650,000 to around £250,000-£300,000.
He previously said: “The BBC is in a very, very different position from what it was all those years ago when I was, like many other people in the BBC, having money pretty much thrust upon us, because there was loads of money in the BBC...”
Jon Snow took the cut to close the Channel 4 pay gap