The Net Worth Of The Highest Paid Female News Anchor Will Leave You Stunned

Nowadays, more and more channels are shelling out top dollar for talented female news anchors. These ladies hold sway over their audience with glamor, talent, and magnetic voices. Check out the highest paid news goddesses and their eye-popping salaries.


#20: Erin Andrews – $1.6 Million

As one of the most famous sportscasters, Erin has shown her talent for just about any type of broadcast job, from ABC’s Good Morning America to ESPN’s College Gameday. She is also a co-host on Dancing with the Stars, which nets her $800,000.


#19: Savannah Guthrie – $2 Million

This Australian-born journalist and attorney joined NBC News in 2007. Savannah usually reports high-profile trials in the country. She also served as a White House correspondent between 2008 and 2011 before becoming a co-anchor for MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown.


#18: Robin Meade – $4.5 Million

Robin is the lead news anchor for HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade. She is a former Miss Ohio and began her broadcasting career in local television. In 2011, she joined HLN and won a regional Emmy Award for her excellent work. Robin is also a country musician.


#17: Andrea Mitchell – $5 Million

Andrea began her broadcasting career as the news director of WXPN in 1967. She currently works as NBC’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and also anchors her own program Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC.


#16: Maria Bartiromo – $6 Million

This TV journalist, author and columnist currently co-hosts Mornings with Maria and Wall Street Week. Maria was the first reporter to broadcast live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and is the first journalist to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.


#15: Hoda Kotb – $7 Million

Hoda began her career as a Dateline NBC correspondent in 1998. In 2017, she got her big break by becoming the third co-anchor of NBC’s Today show. In 2018, Hoda made a piece of history by becoming part of the first ever all-female co-hosting team in the show’s history.


#14: Natalie Morales – $8.5 Million

Natalie works for NBC News. She became known for reporting on compelling national events like Hurricane Floyd and the 2000 Presidential election. She received the “Groundbreaking Latina in Media” award and was named as one of the “Fifty Most Beautiful People” in 2007.


#13: Ann Curry – $10 Million

Ann Curry has been working for over 30 years. She became known for reporting on stories relating to natural disasters, wars, and human suffering, and has travelled the globe to cover many such important events. In 2012, she became the host of the Today show.


#12: Courtney Friel – $12 Million

Courtney currently works as a news anchor for KTLA-TV and the Fox News Channel, as well as other local stations. She now mostly covers entertainment news. However, Courtney started her career as a sports anchor at GoTV, and she has also posed for sexy magazines like FHM and Maxim.


#11: Mika Brzezinski – $12 Million

Mika was a former news correspondent for CBS and covered the World Trade Center terror attack in 2001 at ground zero. She joined MSNBC as an occasional anchor in 2007 and now works as a co-host for its show Morning Joe.


#10: Christiane Amanpour – $12.5 Million

Christiane currently serves as the Chief International Correspondent for CNN and the Global Affairs Anchor for ABC News. She also hosts her own nightly interview show, Amanpour. Christiane has received over 30 awards for her dedication to broadcasting.


#9: Megyn Kelly – $15 Million

This former corporate defense attorney is a journalist and political commentator. She worked for Fox News and hosted a number of programs, including its New Year’s Eve specials. Megyn joined NBC News in 2017 and hosted her news magazine program, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly.


#8: Melissa Theuriau – $18 Million

This French journalist is also an anchor for Metropole 6 and the presenter and editor-in-chief of Zone Interdite. She co-launched the organization “La Rose” that helps provide education to underprivileged girls. In 2006, Melissa was voted as the world’s most beautiful news reporter.


#7: Rachel Maddow – $20 Million

This political commentator and host of the Rachel Maddow Show was the first openly gay news anchor to host a major primetime show. Starting her career in radio, Rachel moved to television and became a panelist on the MSNBC show Tucker in 2005.


#6: Robin Roberts – $25million

Robin has been an anchor on ABC’s show, Good Morning America, since 2005. Before this, she was a sports reporter on ESPN for 15 years (1990 – 2005). Robin was also the first reporter to interview Barack Obama after his victory in the 2008 presidential election.


#5: Greta Van Susteren – $35 Million

Greta is a TV anchor and commentator for various networks such as Fox News, CNN, and NBC News. She hosted Fox News’ On The Record With Greta Van Susteren for 15 years (2002 – 2016) before moving to MSNBC. Greta was also a legal analyst on CNN from 1994 to 2002.


#4: Meredith Vieira – $40 Million

This journalist and host is most well-known as the original moderator of ABC’s talk show, The View. Meredith also co-hosted the NBC News morning programme and game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. In 2014, she launched her new program The Meredith Vieira Show.


#3: Katie Couric – $55 Million

Katie Couric is one of the most influential anchors in the broadcasting world. She currently serves as head of Yahoo’s Global news. She worked for NBC News for 17 years, CBS News for 5 years, and ABC News for 3 years. In 2004, Katie was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.


#2: Diane Sawyer – $80 Million

Having worked in the industry for over 50 years, Diane is one of the most successful and influential female news anchors in the industry. She is best known for her flagship program ABC World News. Diane also worked as a speech writer for President Richard Nixon’s at The White House.


#1: Barbara Walters – $150 Million

This famous broadcast journalist, TV personality, and author is known for hosting different programs such as the ABC Evening News, The View, and The Today programme. Barbara is a world renowned interviewer and though now officially retired, she still reports on ABC News occasionally.


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