Highest paid news anchor 2023
Broadcasting the news has suffered in the information age, as more and more media consumers get their news from digital platforms rather than Fox, CNN, or other “alphabet” TV news networks.
Even so, being a news anchor is still a lucrative career in 2022, especially if you work for one of the major media broadcasters.
If you host a nightly news show on Fox or MSNBC or anchor the news for a major network like CBS or ABC, you’re likely to earn millions of dollars per year, despite the fact that the average U.S. news anchor salary is $64,964, according to Payscale.com.
The highest-paid news anchors make significantly more than that. And these top news anchors earn the most money each year, with some well-known names at the top of the list.
Highest-paid female news anchor in 2023
Diane Sawyer of ABC is the highest-paid female news anchor; she receives an annual salary of $22,900,000 as of 2022. Her net worth is $89,000,000 as of 2023.
Robin Roberts of ABC is the second-highest-paid female news anchor in the world, she receives an annual salary of $19,000,000 as of 2023. Her net worth is $50,000,000 as of 2023.
Megyn Kelly of FOX is the third-highest-paid female news anchor in the world, she receives an annual salary of $18,000,000 as of 2023. Her net worth is $45,000,000 as of 2023.
Maria Bartiromo of FOX is the fourth-highest-paid female news anchor in the world, she receives an annual salary of $11,000,000 as of 2023. Her net worth is $52,000,000 as of 2023.
Rachel Maddow of MSNBC is the fifth-highest-paid female news anchor in the world; as of 2023, she receives an annual salary of $8,000,000. Her net worth is $26,000,000 as of 2023.
The highest-paid male news anchor in 2023
Sean Hannity of FOX is the highest-paid male news anchor, he receives an annual salary of $42,900,000 as of 2023. His net worth is $252,000,000 as of 2023.
Bill O’Reilly (ex-FOX) is the second most-paid male news anchor, he receives an annual salary of $23,000,000 as of 2023. His net worth is $84,000,000 as of 2023.
Anderson Cooper of CNN is the third-highest-paid male news anchor, he receives an annual salary of $15,000,000 as of 2023. His net worth is $205,000,000 as of 2023.
George Stephanopoulos of ABC is the fourth-highest-paid male news anchor; he receives an annual salary of $15,000,000 as of 2023. His net worth is $49,000,000 as of 2023.
Shepard Smith of FOX is the fifth-highest-paid male news anchor, he receives an annual salary of $13,000,000 as of 2023. His net worth is $30,000,000 as of 2023.
The following is a table with the world best-paid news anchors.
|World Position||News Anchor Name||Salary as of 2022 (p.a)||Net Worth as of 2023|
|1||Sean Hannity (FOX)||$42,000,000||$252,000,000|
|2||Bill O’Reilly (EX-FOX)||$23,000,000||$84,000,000|
|3||Diane Sawyer (ABC)||$22,900,000||$89,000,000|
|4||Robin Roberts (ABC)||$19,000,000||$50,000,000|
|5||Anderson Cooper (CNN)||$15,000,000||$205,000,000|
|6||George Stephanopoulos (ABC)||$15,000,000||$49,000,000|
|7||Shepard Smith (FOX)||$13,000,000||$30,000,000|
|8||Megyn Kelly (FOX)||$18,000,000||$$45,000,000|
|9||Maria Bartiromo (FOX)||$11,000,000||$52,000,000|
|10||Lester Holt (NBC)||$11,000,000||$37,000,000|
|11||Joe Scarborough (MSNBC)||$9,000,000||$26,000,000|
|12||Bret Baier (FOX)||$8,000,000||$22,000,000|
|13||Scott Pelley (CBS)||$8,000,000||$19,000,000|
|14||Rachel Maddow (MSNBC)||$8,000,000||$26,000,000|
|15||Tucker Carlson (FOX)||$7,000,000||$32,000,000|
|16||Brian Williams (NBC)||$7,000,000||$$20,000,000|
|17||Steve Kroft (CBS)||$7,000,000||$30,000,000|
|18||Erin Burnett (CNBC)||$6,000,000||$23,000,000|
|19||Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC)||$5,000,000||$18,000,000|
CNN Anchor Salaries 2023
The average salaries of CNN news anchors range from $40,500 to $10 million per year. The typical CNN anchor salary is $101,500 per year.
Highest Paid CNN Anchor
The salary of top CNN news anchors varies. Their salary depends on; -their experience level, -the response from the market. The higher your show is viewed, it means the anchor has a bigger audience which translates to a bigger paycheck. The pay for top earners varies between $1 million and $5 million each, annually.
Anderson Cooper is the highest-paid CNN anchor, he gets an annual salary of $15 million. Cooper has a net worth of $205 million, apart from his extensive and lucrative career as a journalist, he also comes from a wealthy family.
CNN Reporter Salary
Reporters at CNN get an average salary of $46,807. Their salary range typically ranges from $36,607 to $101,000.
Fox News Anchor Salary (Host Salaries) 2023
Fox News anchors, show hosts, commentators, correspondents, and reporters earn the most compared to CNN, ABC, CBS, and other national news stations. The average FOX News anchor salary is $75,000 annually or $36 per hour.
Fox News anchors and show hosts earn an average salary of $340,843 annually. Fox’s salaries for anchors and show hosts range from $100k – $40 million.
Sean Hannity and Megyn Kelly are the highest-grossing employees of FOX News. Kelly is the highest-paid female anchor on Fox News, she is also the third most-paid female news anchor in the world after Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts of ABC.
Sean Hannity is the most salaried person on Fox, his salary is $42,000,000 every year.
Fox news anchor salaries are higher than the $58 thousand national pay for all news anchors.
Fox News Correspondent Salary
Fox News correspondents earn an average salary of $102,465 annually. Fox’s salaries for correspondents range from $100k – $130k.
Fox News Commentators’ Salary
Fox News commentators earn an average salary of $230,477 annually. Fox’s salaries for commentators range from $82k – $510k.
Fox News Reporter Salary
Fox News reporters earn an average salary of $72, 592 annually. Fox salaries for reporter range from $18k – $180k.
Highest Paid Female News Anchors on Fox News
1. Julie Banderas
2. Shannon Bream
3. Arthel Neville
4. Sandra Smith