You Will Be Surprised By How Much These TV Anchors’ Annual Salaries Are

Published on 04/19/2020
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Don Lemon — $1 million

Don Lemon was one of CNN’s reporters and a famous journalist for MSNBC & NBC who gained several accounts because of his exceptional skill in journalism. He made a name for himself when he was proving his ability. He started as an assistant at WNYW. He was making a net worth of $1 million, while yearly he gained a total amount of $10 million. This was because of his effort in his job. Don was married to Tim Malone, a talented real estate agent.

Don Lemon — $1 million

Erin Burnett — $3 Million

Erin Burnett was a newscaster on CNN and hosted Erin Burnett OutFront. She held this program from Rwanda, Afghanistan, Israel, and in the United Arab Emirates. Before she became a newscaster on CNN, she was an employee in CNBC. CNBC was a competitor of CNN. The primary job she was assigned was to report the events happening in the Middle East. She was making a total amount of $3 million, every year. It was her effort of being the best journalist that earned her this kind of salary.

Erin Burnett — $3 Million

Wolf Blitzer — $5 Million

Wolf Blitzer was half German and American who was leading in the political newscasting. He has been working on CNN since the ‘90s. During the ‘70s, he started working for Reuters Agency in Tel Aviv. After some great effort, he was noticed by some local newspaper editor and his career started to improve. There were other accomplishments he attained. Blitzer was the host of The Situation Room in 2005. He even tried to be an actor in Hollywood where you can see him in some movies. With a total of $5 million in a year of salary, we could say that he was content about his job.

Wolf Blitzer — $5 Million

Brooke Baldwin — $153,000

Brooke Baldwin was a T.V. journalist on CNN network. Her effective performance in political journalism made her famous. In her long newscasting career, her salary increased to $153,000. Her income was higher than the average CNN newscaster. She was usually focused on political issues, but she was also going to take another project for CNN. Being a director of documentaries, Brooke was busy recording for her network.

Brooke Baldwin — $153,000

Rachel Maddow — $7 million

Rachel Maddow had a show on MSNBC, and it was called The Rachel Maddow Show. MSNBC supported Rachel in her career as a journalist. She started her career in the radio and worked hard to be an efficient journalist and earned her reputation of being capable of her job. Her talents were appreciated and because of it, she became one of the best newscasters in this era. Most of the news focused on entertainment neglected facts and figures, but Maddow had a reputation for being an honest anchor. She became popular and earned a total of $7 million every year.

Rachel Maddow — $7 million

Jake Tapper – $4 million

Jake Tapper was a host in many programs on CNN. He was the presenter of CNN’s Chief Washington Correspondent, State of the Union, Sunday Talk Show, and The Lead. He gained more than two Merriman Smith Memorial Awards for his outstanding work in his career. Jake received the awards by The White House Correspondents Association. He also wrote a book called The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor. It became popular and was well-accepted by the readers. Jake was married to Jennifer Marie Brown last 2006. They lived a luxurious lifestyle and did well for a couple. We hoped that they would pass every trial in their life. His yearly total income was $4 million which they can spend freely.

Jake Tapper – $4 million

David Muir — $5 million

David Muir was a well-known journalist in the ABC World News Tonight. He was also the co-host of 20/20, television news on ABC. Before his success, David was a substitute host in the weekend presenter on World News with Diane Sawyer. He was efficient with his job and received an Edward R. Murrow Award and Emmy Award. David was one of the attractive news reporters in this current day. According to the information, he gained maximum airtime in his work last 2012 and 2013. His current yearly salary was $5 million.

David Muir — $5 million

Robin Roberts – $18 million

Robin Roberts was a reporter and a sports newscaster for WDAM-TV, Robin waited for her chance to improve her career. After she did something great in some local stations in Atlanta and Nashville, she was noticed and taken by ESPN. It was that time she knew that there would be a positive future in her way. She became a sportscaster from 1990 to 2015 before she decided to focus on Good Morning America. People knew that Robin was a hardworking newscaster. She didn’t need to tell us how diligent she was when it comes to her occupation. She earned $18 million as her yearly salary. She deserved any penny that she earned, and we knew that in a few more years it would rise again.

Robin Roberts – $18 million

Diane Sawyer — $9 million

Diane Sawyer was a popular news anchor in ABC World News. She was also the co-host of Primetime and Good Morning America. When she started her career under President Richard Nixon’s period, she was one of the White House staff before she was scouted by CBS. She was hired by the news channel as a general assignment reporter. The ABC realized her qualifications and they gave Diane an early advancement of her position. She was now a regular in ABC and she was doing well in her occupation. She earned $9 million in her yearly salary.

Diane Sawyer — $9 million

George Stephanopoulos – $15 Million

George Stephanopoulos had experience working as the political adviser for the Democratic party and knew many things about politics. That was why he was hired as a political commentator and eventually became a T.V. personality. He quickly became the chief anchor and political correspondent for ABC News and was admired by his peers. He was also in the show Good Morning America with Robin Roberts. Not only in hosting and reporting, but he also appeared in different T.V. programs and films. With all the talent that he has shown, he earned a total of $15 million yearly salaries.

George Stephanopoulos – $15 Million

Meghan McCain – $1 Million

Meghan McCain was a co-host in The View and a contributor to ABC News. She was also a well-known columnist and author. John McCain was the father of Meghan, who was also the previous U.S. senator and a contender in the presidential election in 2008. She started by writing news and opinion on the website called The Daily Beast, and that was when she was discovered by MSNBC as a contributor. In 2015, She still contributed after joining Fox News. Now, she was a regular news reporter on ABC and attained her standing of being a host. She was reported to have a total net worth of $4 million. It was enough to apply for some insurance policies because she could now earn a total of $1 million per year.

Meghan McCain – $1 Million

Shannon Bream – $800,000

Shannon Bream was a Fox News journalist. Being a model at first, she got her title Miss Virginia last 1990. She won fourth place at the Miss USA pageant in 1995. After she finished her education in law at Florida State University College Of Law last in 1996, She started her career in law but also wanted to pursue a career in television. She had no background or experience being a journalist, but she still efficiently did her job well. Her decision to be a journalist appeared to be correct as she earned $800,000 yearly.

Shannon Bream – $800,000

Elisabeth Hasselback – $3 million

Elisabeth Hasselback studied Bachelor of Fine Arts in Boston College last 1999, She joined the German Multinational company, Puma. She has earned a lot of profit since then. She also became a participant in the Survivor. She managed to become a well-known personality even when she was placed fourth in the competition. She was now a host in some of the famous talk shows and became a respectable T.V. personality. On the talk show The View, she gained recognition and Daytime Emmy Award because of her hard work. She gained a total of $16 million in her bank while getting a total salary of $3 million every year.

Elisabeth Hasselback – $3 million

Abby Huntsman — $3 Million

Abby Huntsman was a T.V. anchor and a journalist in ABC who was a co-host in The View. She was the daughter of a U.S. Ambassador and knew a lot of people in politics and showbiz at an early age. At the age of 16, she was working behind the scene in the show Good Morning America. Even though she didn’t have enough experience, she later became an intern under Diane Sawyer and became the inspiration for her career. She became a T.V. personality and worked very hard. Forbes added her in the “30 under 30” last 2013. She has been married to her boyfriend since college and had three lovely children. She was earning a total amount of $3 million and she was living in a comfortable life. We were wishing her success in her career.

Abby Huntsman — $3 Million

Sara Haines – $300,000

Sara Haines could make you fall with just a smile. She had a productive career and found her achievements during her attempt to being a T.V. personality. She was hired by NBC Universal as a production coordinator last 2002. After some time, she took up the role of contributing as a correspondent in the program called Today show on NBC. She was on the program along with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford in 2009 and 2013. She became a correspondent on ABC News in 2013 because of her great performance in her career. She was with Michael Strahan on the T.V. presentation, Good Morning America. She had a total of $300,000 in salary every year.

Sara Haines – $300,000

Paul Faris – $565K

Paula Faris was having trouble in her career. She decided that she would have to take a big break in her life. When she got another chance, she took that opportunity without hesitation. She was hired as the production assistant at WKEF/WRGT and became a part-time reporter. She built her career in Chicago and Cincinnati before she became an employee of ABC. She was also featured in America This Morning and World News Now. She performed wonderfully on The View and gained a good profit on her role as the ABC News correspondents. She earned a yearly salary of $565,000 and was considered a decent income for her occupation.

Paul Faris – $565K

Anderson Cooper – $12 million

Anderson Cooper was a successful television personality and a prominent journalist on CNN. He was a talented reporter for news magazines and television programs. He even got his own T.V. shows like 60 Minutes and Anderson Live from 2011 to 2013. He became a journalist after he finished his internship program in the Central Intelligence Agency. While he was taking his internship, he took a degree in political science for additional knowledge when it came to politics. He was an effective journalist even though he had no experience in this kind of work. With no training and educational background on the field, he efficiently handled his work. Being a great journalist, he earned $12 million every year.

Anderson Cooper – $12 million

Holly Willoughby- $600,000

This 39-year old bombshell is raking in the bucks as a presenter. She is currently sitting on a $10 million net worth and also has a strong hand, she recently broke a wooden spoon cheering on NHS for all their hard work. Holly posted a picture on Instagram of her in a £260 Sandro Paris dress which she just wore around the house. Well, it is truly well-deserved and we are sure her numbers will be increasing in the future.

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Holly Willoughby- $10 Million

 

Kelly Ripa — $22 million

Kelly Ripa performed the character of Hayley Vaughan on the popular soap opera called All My Children during the ‘90s. She was in the show for 12 years and was the longest period of her career in acting. In the year of 2000, she hosted the Live! With Regis and Kelly, where she was with Regis Philbin. She was always on the program and shared the anchor’s desk with Regis, Michael Strahan, and Ryan Seacrest. Ryan was her current partner in the presentation. With her great career, she earned a total of $22 million as her yearly salary. With her glamorous personality, she still deserved more because of her success in her career, but the amount was huge enough to live a comfortable life.

Kelly Ripa — $22 million

Chris Cuomo — $2.5 Million

Chris Cuomo was the host in the T.V. show called Cuomo Prime Time that gained him a remarkable amount of $2.5 million yearly. Christ was previously employed and a co-anchor in an ABC show called New Day. Until he submitted his resignation last 2018, he became the host of a radio program called Let’s Get After It on the P.O.T.U.S. He was married to Cristina Greeven-Cuomo and her profession was an editor of a magazine. They lived in Manhattan with their three children and they had a wonderful home where they could stay whenever they wanted a vacation. With their combined income, they could live a comfortable life that others only dreamed of.

Chris Cuomo — $2.5 Million

David Gregory — $5 Million

David Gregory was a previous host in NBC’s Meet The Press, who earned a total of $5 million yearly. With this large amount of money, he could buy anything that he pleased and lived a comfortable lifestyle. David’s successful career earned him a lot of admiration from many people. David was employed as a political analyst for CNN. He was working on a popular T.V. network that gained him this kind of salary. He was married to Beth Wilkinson. Her profession was a lawyer and she gave birth to their three children. He was doing well for both of his professions and personal life which made it a perfect combination.

David Gregory — $5 Million

Michael Strahan — $17 Million

Michael Strahan was a football player in his prime but was now a reporter. After his career in football, he became the host of a playing talk-show. He proved that he was great at this job, too. He had the chance to work in every playing talk-shows that could be imagined and that gave him a total income of $17 million yearly. He had a total amount of $65 million in his bank at the age of 40. We knew that in the long run, it could still increase. Not just a football player, he was a great playing host too, which led him to this large amount of profit.

Michael Strahan — $17 Million

Alex Trebek – Est. $10 million

Alex Trebek was the host of a game show called Jeopardy. It was a famous game show that was revamped in 1984. He hosted other game shows like Double Dare, Battlestars, Class Concentration, and Wizard of Odds. Yet, the biggest income that he had earned was in the game show Jeopardy. He had a contract stating that he would run the show until 2022, and this means that his earning would be doubled. He would earn a total of $10 million yearly. He gained a total of $50 million in his income. With his money, he would freely enjoy his life.

Alex Trebek – Est. $10 million

Amy Robach — $300,000

Amy Robach was a substitute anchor in the program Good Morning America for several years. She became a well-known T.V. personality. She became a national correspondent for NBC News and hosted the show Saturday version of the Today Show. With her experience, she became a professional in her occupation. There was no surprise that she was given the role of a co-anchor for 20/20 with her partner David Muir last 2018. Until now, she continued working on the T.V. show Good Morning America. With her career, she earned a total of $300,000 every year.

Amy Robach — $300,000

Ginger Zee – $500K

Ginger Renee Colonomos is also known as Ginger Zee, was employed in the ABC News as the Chief of Meteorologist. She completed her college degree and served some media outlets like WYIN-TV, WOOD-TV, and other channels. Everyone noticed how good she was in the program Good Morning America Weekend and became the host in ABC World News Tonight and Nightline. Zee participated in the twenty-second season of a dance competition reality series called Dancing with the Stars on ABC. She was married to Ben Aaron, who was a popular media personality. She gave birth to her two children. Being a chief meteorologist gained an income of $500,000. She had to wait for the opportunity before she could make a bold investment.

Ginger Zee – $500K

Ryan Seacrest — $71.5 Million

Ryan Seacrest was one of the busiest T.V. personalities. He flew around New York and Los Angeles to host the show Live! And American Idol. With those programs, he earned a salary of $10 million. He also got his other revenues in his radio show, red carpet events, and the New Year’s Eve events. He had also other sources of income where he sold fashion menswear and was called Ryan Seacrest Distinction. The business was done because of his partnership with Macy. He also launched a skincare product for men called Polished.

Ryan Seacrest — $71.5 Million

Laura Ingraham — $2 Million

Laura Ingraham began hosting her own show last October 2017. She hosted The Ingraham Angle on Fox News Channel. She was well-known for her expression, knowledge and major views. She hosted a radio show called The Laura Ingraham Show and was the editor-in-chief of Lifezette. She co-owned the Ingraham Media Company. With all her assets, she earned a yearly salary of $2 million. We believed that we would see more of Laura’s performance in the coming years.

Laura Ingraham — $2 Million

Martha MacCallum — $700,000

Martha MacCallum was known for her popular show The Story With Martha MacCallum. She was also an anchor for Fox News. She was efficient with her interview against well-known personalities. She was capable of her job and gained numerous awards and accolades. She didn’t only gain fame. Her profit also increased. She currently earns a total of $700.000 yearly. She was married to Dan Gregory and gave birth to her two children. They were living happily in New Jersey. With her income, she could afford whatever she wanted with her money for her family.

Martha MacCallum — $700,000

Erin Andrews – $1.6 million

Erin Andrews was one of the most famous T.V. personalities in the world. She was a newscaster about sports and was beloved by all. She improved her popularity on the show Good Morning America on ABC and College Gameday on ESPN. She earned almost $800,000 yearly on her job Fox NFL. Also, she got $700,000 annually as the host in the iconic television show, Dancing with the Stars where she gained an extra $100,000 for her endorsement and this totaled $1.6 million. This was just the beginning of her career and soon there would be an increase in her total salary in the coming years.

Erin Andrews – $1.6 million

Hoda Kotb — $7 million

Hoda Kotb was an essential part of NBC since 1988 and she was popular in the media too. She became a Dateline NBC correspondent and gave her best to climb all the way to the top. She began to host the show Today’s fourth hour with her partner Kathie Lee Gifford in 2008. She became the co-anchor of a morning show. When Matt Lauer left the network, she officially became a part of an all-female co-hosting pair and it was the first time in their show. Her rise from the T.V. anchor had been spectacular, she was worthy of the credit because of her hard work. She gained an annual of $7 million for the remarkable effort that she had done.

Hoda Kotb — $7 million

Megyn Kelly — $22 million

Megyn Kelly worked with Fox News as a news anchor from the year 2004 until 2007. She also hosted America Live and co-hosted with Bill Hemmer in America’s Newsroom. She also became an anchor for The Kelly File. After her long relationship with Fox, she transferred to NBC as a correspondent and presented shows like Megyn Kelly Today, and Today. And yet, the anchor had already parted ways with NBC last January 2019. As per reliable reports, Megyn Kelly earned 22 million dollars annually.

Megyn Kelly — $22 million

Natalie Morales — $2 million

Natalie Morales, an anchor, and a host seemed to have a lot to offer. She was the host for NBC’s Today Show West Coast and was the correspondent for NBC Dateline and hosted for Access Hollywood. This talented host was reported to be earning 2 million dollars every year. She was born to a Brazilian mother and a Puerto Rican father. She could speak several languages and pursued journalism before entering the entertainment industry. She had now been trying her best to guide her two sons, making sure that their family lived a comfortable lifestyle.

Natalie Morales — $2 million

Nancy O’Dell — $2 million

Nancy O’Dell was crowned with a Miss South Carolina title way back in 1987 and represented her state for the Miss America pageant last 1988. She became famous and was considered a darling of the masses. She built up her career as an anchor and reporter at WPDE-TV and became a crime reporter for WCBD-T. She was also a talented host and joined Access Hollywood when it went on air last 1996. She was presented as Miss USA as well as other Miss Universe pageants in 2004 and 2005. It was reported that she was earning an estimated 2 million dollars annually.

Nancy O’Dell — $2 million

Craig Melvin – $3 million

The stepping-stone for the journalist Craig Melvin was taking up the job of WIS reporter and anchor last 2001. He worked as a WRC 6 PM and 11 PM weekend news anchor after seven years. He had piled up some fortune by working as a News Correspondent and anchor. He worked with MSNBC and NBC News and was a part of many shows such as Dateline Extra, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly, Today, and Weekend Today. His career in media and networking raked him 3 million dollars annually.

Craig Melvin – $3 million

Gayle King — $5.5 Million

Gayle King had been with the CBS show This Morning since 2011. She had been privileged to interview famous celebrities such as Cicely Tyson, Michelle Obama, Reba McIntyre, and Taylor Swift. It was reported that there was a possibility of her working on a 12-million-dollar deal. Her popularity exponentially grew when she maintained her composure during an interview with R> Kelly.

Gayle King — $5.5 Million

Steve Harvey – $40 Million

Steve Harvey had built a fortune by acting, hosting, and writing. It was reported that he had a net worth of 160 million dollars. Before he entered the entertainment industry, he had worked as an autoworker, a boxer, a carpet cleaner, an insurance salesman, and a mailman. Even though he grew up in a poor household, he praised his parents that they drilled faith and work ethic into him.

Steve Harvey – $40 Million

Lara Spencer — $3 Million

Lara Spencer was successful both as a journalist and with her show. She had earned a small fortune by working as an ABC news anchor now with a net worth of 9 million dollars. She had continued working with ABC but had plans to focus on being a producer. She had made a name in the sports industry and is a ranked national competitive driver.

Lara Spencer — $3 Million

Savannah Guthrie – $7 million

Savannah Guthrie studied law at Georgetown University and was a bar member in Arizona and the District of Columbia. She was a broadcaster in Washington, D.C., Missouri, and Arizona before she was acquainted with NBC News. She became a presenter of Today since 2012 and co-hosted with Hoda Kotb. Her gross annual income touched 7 million dollars.

Savannah Guthrie – $7 million

Sean Hannity – $29 million

Sean Hannity had been around since half of the ‘80s and built his reputation in the sphere of radio broadcasting. He cemented his position in the media as a political author, commentator, and talk show host. Most of his career was in radio broadcasting, but he also became known as a presenter in Fox News. He had written three books that gathered critical appreciation and were an executive producer of Let There Be Light. He led a lavish lifestyle thanks to his yearly income of 29 million dollars.

Sean Hannity – $29 million

Deborah Norville – $1 million

Deborah Norville became famous after she hosted Inside Edition, which was a news magazine show on CBS and had been linked to it since the ‘90s. She was also a member of the Viacom Corporation’s Board of Directors and invested in her yarn business. According to research, she likely earned a million dollars per year as she has multiple sources of income to rake in more money.

Deborah Norville – $1 million

Chelsea Handler – $10 million

Chelsea became famous for her show that was aired on E! Network from 2007 until 2014. New York Times considered her one of the most overpaid stars on TV and earned 10 million dollars per year. She was also well-known for her docu-comedy series titles Chelsea Does and was streamed on Netflix last 2016. As per the most recent report, Chelsea had 40 million dollars in her bank accounts.

Chelsea Handler – $10 million

Josh Elliott – $4 million

Josh Elliot pursued his passion for journalism and eventually became a panelist. He also became an anchor for Sportscenter on ESPN. He also worked on other several shows in different networks like CBS, NBC, and ABC. He cut off ties with CBS last 2017 due to disagreements. It was reported in 2014 that his annual salary was 4 million dollars and currently had 5 million in his bank account.

Josh Elliott – $4 million

Scott Pelley – $5 million

Scott Pelley had been a correspondent with CBS for the past three decades and had piqued the attention and adoration of the audience. He worked in a popular news magazine program named 60 Minutes which covered all incidents from the attacks on the World Trade Center to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He had also covered scandals in professional sports. It was reported that his annual pay stood at 5 million dollars.

Scott Pelley – $5 million

Katy Tur — $1.3 million

Katy Tur was a broadcast journalist that had made a fruitful career as an NBC News correspondent and MSNBC Live. She had also worked in other NBC shows like Early Today, Meet The Press, NBC Nightly News, The Weather Channel, Today, and WNBC-TV. She had a happy marriage and a kid. She published her first book last 2017. She was known to have an annual salary of 1.3 million dollars, and it seemed like she planned to invest it in real estate.

Katy Tur — $1.3 million

Bret Baier — $7 million

Bret Baier, the chief political anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier, previously worked as the Chief White House Correspondent and the Pentagon correspondent. He kept working around the clock and made the headlines from time to time. He received a few awards and earned around 7 million dollars annually.

Bret Baier — $7 million

Shepard Smith — $10 million

Shepard Smith had worked in several news stations across Florida and this diverse experience was his stepping-stone to become a correspondent for A Current Affair in Los Angeles. His career took a great leap after Fox News signed a contract with him last 1996. He was now one of the top ten highest-paid anchors of Fox News and had remained loyal to the station. His net worth was estimated to be 25 million dollars and his annual salary was said to be 10 million dollars.

Shepard Smith — $10 million

Jane Pauley — $1.2 Million

Jane Pauley, the anchor of CBS Sunday Morning, appeared regularly on NBC’s Today for thirteen years. She also co-hosted for Dateline NBC for twelve years. Jane certainly amassed a lot of experience in her field and was Chicago’s first woman newscaster on an evening news program for NBC last 1975. There was a significant drop on NBC’s Today viewership when she left, and this proved that Jane had the talent to capture the heart of her audience.

Jane Pauley — $1.2 Million

Kathie Lee Gifford — $2 Million

Kathie Lee Gifford finally left the NBC Program, Today, despite being there for eleven years. She was the co-host of Hoda Kotb. She also hosted Live! With Regis and Kathie from 1985 until 2000. She also had a few roles for the small screen and had plans to chase a movie career as an actress, director, and producer. She had written a lot of children’s books and was also the author of Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities. Kathie Lee Gifford made 2 million dollars per year.

Kathie Lee Gifford — $2 Million

Trevor Noah — $3 Million

The South-African comedian Trevor Noah was a long-time host who replaced Jon Steward in the Daily Show for The Comedy Central. His earnings might not be as high as Stewart’s but had still earned 3 million dollars annually. The 35-year-old was listed in 100 Most Influential People by Time Magazine last 2018.

Trevor Noah — $3 Million

Drew Carey — $12.5 Million

Aside from being a TV host, Drew Carey was also an actor, comedian, photographer, and writer and became famous due to his various stints in comedy. He was well-known for his role in The Drew Carey Show and The Price Is Right. He had been earning 12.5 million dollars per year and with a net worth of 165 million dollars.

Drew Carey — $12.5 Million

Bill O’Reilly — $18.5 Million

Everyone had heard of Bill O’Reilly at some point. When he was in his prime, his salary reached up to 18.5 million dollars and could surely live his life in luxury. He worked for CBS, ABC and finally, to Fox News. He had his own show, The O’Reilly Factor which had great ratings and was on for sixteen years. Despite everything, he decided to start his own podcast last 2017 which he named No Spin News and was still ongoing.

Bill O’Reilly — $18.5 Million

Willie Geist — $2.5 Million

Willie Geist was the co-anchor of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the anchor of Sunday Today With Willie Geist. He earned 2.5 million dollars annually, and there was no doubt that he had an amazing career. He kicked off his career as an editor and producer in CNN Sports Illustrated. He gradually rose to stardom and now a famous face in the TV industry.

Willie Geist — $2.5 Million

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