MONEYED AMERICAN MEDIA
British broadcasters make “a fraction” of what their counterparts make in the U.S., according to A.J. Katz, a staff writer for Adweek. He compared the annual salaries of the Brits and the Yanks, and here’s what he found. The top earning broadcaster at the BBC is radio host Chris Evans, who brings in the equivalent of $2.9 million a year, followed by football/soccer anchor Gary Lineker who gets $2.3 million, and late night host Graham Norton with $1.1 million. Huw Edwards — considered the BBC’s top TV news anchorman — earns an annual $717,000.
“But salaries collected by the BBC’s top earners are seemingly minuscule to top U.S. TV news talent. NBC News’ Matt Lauer earns more than $22 million per year, while Megyn Kelly is also in that neighborhood,” writes Mr. Katz. “Before he departed Fox News, and Bill O’Reilly hauled in around $20 million (not including books). Sean Hannity reportedly earns around $29 million per year, from his radio and TV gigs. ABC’s Robin Roberts earns north of $10 million as do CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Fox News’ Shepard Smith.”