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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.”

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