Cha Ching News Anchors Banking Millions

Cha Ching News Anchors Banking Millions
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These news anchors are making more money than most of the executives at the companies they work for. Here is a top 12 list of the highest paid news anchors in 2013 according to Forbes, The NY Times and The Daily Beast.

12. Megyn Kelly $6 million

Megyn Kelly

#12 Megyn Kelly is new to the list having just inked a new contract grossing her $6 million annually. According to the NY Times, the long time host of Fox New Channels “America Live” and co-anchor of special elections met with two other networks before agreeing to stay with Fox for a significant increase in salary.    

11. Robin Roberts $6 million

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts is anchor to ABC’s Good Morning America. She is a recipient of ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award as well as a Peabody Award Winner in 2012.

10. Bret Baier $6 million

Bret Baier

Bret Baier is the host of Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’. Fox is known to be generous with their top anchors and Bret is no exception with a $6 million annual salary.

9. Al Roker $7 million

Al Roker

Al Roker is the veteran meteorologist and co-anchor for NBC’s Today Show. Al Roker is also the highest paid weatherman on television with a $7 million annual salary.

8. Charlie Rose $8 million

Charlie Rose

#8 on our list is Charlie Rose, the host of ‘Charlie Rose Show’ (1991 – present) distributed by PBS and ‘CBS This Morning’ (2012 – present) with Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell. Mr. Rose has the 40 year veteran has a salary of $8 million annually.

7. Shepard Smith $8 million

Shepard Smith

Shepard Smith is the host of ‘Shepard Smith Reporting’ on Fox News Channel and former host of ‘Fox Report’ and ‘Studio B’ on the same network. Shepard makes an annual salary of $8 million.

6. Anderson Cooper $11 million

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper is the host of CNN’s ‘Anderson Cooper 360°’ and a contributor to ’60 Minutes’ on CBS. He has won a multitude of awards and is well compensated for it making $11 million a year.

5. Diane Sawyer $12 million

Diane Sawyer

Diane Sawyer is # 5 on our list with an annual salary of $12 she is the highest paid female anchor and deservedly so. Beginning her career as a weatherperson on a CBS affiliate in Louisville to the first female anchor on ’60 Minutes’ Ms. Sawyer has become one of the most respected news anchors on television.

4. Brian Williams $13 million

Brian Williams

Brian Williams is the lead anchor and the managing editor of ‘NBC Nightly News’. He started with NBC as a reporter in 1993 and worked his way to Super-Anchor- Millionaire, with a $13 million dollar annual salary.

3. Sean Hannity $15 million

Sean Hannity

#3 on our list is the with a $14 million a year annual salary is Sean Hannity. Fox News Channel veteran is also host of ‘The Sean Hannity Show’ which airs on syndicated radio.

2. Bill O’Reilly $20 million

Bill O'Reilly

Bill O’Reilly is #2 on our list. He is host of Fox News Channels political program ‘The O’Reilly Factor’. Bill O’Reilly has also authored 10 books, 3 of which were on the New York Times best seller list simultaneously. Bill is also a favorite of his financial advisors with a $20 million a year salary.

1. Matt Lauer $22 – $25 million

Matt Lauer

Matt ‘Moneybags’ Lauer is the top paid news anchor in the country. He is currently the host of NBC’s ‘Today Show’. Matt began his career at CBS affiliate WOWK-TV in Huntington, West Virginia as a producer. This college dropout would later earn his degree from Ohio University and his bankroll from NBC; a whopping $25 million a every year.