The most recognizable television broadcasters, known for their thorough and meticulous news reporting, across all news networks. They each work for different networks, with a common goal of bringing you accurate and latest reports. Sure you have your favorites amongst these folks, but have you ever stopped to think how well they actually get paid?
If you are a huge fan of NBC News, this California star should be a familiar face. His media career was shaped back in California State University, where he was a DJ at a country-western station. During this time he worked for National Amusements from 1982 to 2000 and then went on to spend a good three years working for General Electric. Lester finally signed onto Comcast in 2013, and since 2015, he has been famous for anchoring on the NBC Nightly News. He is said to be worth $12 Million to date.
With numerous journalism accolades, the veteran journalist Chris Wallace has had his hands on a Silver Baton, a Paul White Lifetime Achievement Award, and three Emmys. The Harvard University alumnus started his journalism at NBC as a WNBC-TV reporter, then moved on to join the Washington bureau of NBC as a political correspondent co-anchor. In 2003, he joined Fox News where to date he has hosted multiple major Sunday political talk shows. His net worth is $12 Million.
The German-born, Wolf Blitzer, is a son of Jewish refugees who survived a concentration camp in Poland. Growing up in Buffalo after moving to the US as a young boy, he studied at the Johns Hopkins University and University of Buffalo . Before he became the well known CNN news anchor, he had a fair experience working at Reuters in Tel Aviv and AIPAC. Recognized for his expertise as a war correspondent in the White House, he currently hosts The Situation Room, with his net worth standing at $16 Million.
The New Jersey-born, Bret Baier, is the host of Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox. He shares a special relationship with the former US president, George W. Bush. During the Bush administration, he served as a WHC. They grew even closer when his son got examined and diagnosed with a heart condition by a doctor from the White House. He earned his stripes as a White House correspondent and a Pentagon correspondent. Today he is estimated to be worth $16 Million.
Shepard Smith, also known as “Shep” was born in Mississippi, and went to Ole Miss. Before the transfer to the 3 PM time slot, he hosted The Fox Report and Studio B in the evening. His reporting career started in Panama City and Fort Myers and went on to anchor in Miami. In 1996, he was picked by Fox from ‘A Current Affair’ in LA where he was a respondent. His current net worth is estimated around to be around $25 Million.
Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos was born in Massachusetts and went on to study at Oxford and Columbia University. Before his reporting career, he worked as a floor man in the House of Representatives. He worked as a reporter for This Week to become the ABC News Chief White House Correspondent. In 2008, he sat as a moderator of the first presidential debate between Democratic candidates. He is worth around $35 million.
Best known for her calm demeanor and strong demand for transparency with major networks, Gayle King is a native from Maryland where she met her good friend Oprah Winfrey. Gayle got her start as a production assistant for a Baltimore program. She became a special correspondent for Good Morning America, now she is the editor of O Magazine and works for the CBS morning program. She is believed to be worth $20 Million.
In 2018, Joe Scarborough married Mika Brzezinski, his co-host for Morning Joe on MSNBC since 2007. Before his news career, he went to the University of Alabama and the University of Florida. There he worked as a lawyer and even represented Michael Griffin before he withdrew his counsel. He’s net worth is $25 million.
The New York City-born Mika Brzezinski holds the second chair as co-host with her husband Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe. The Williams College graduate was also a visiting fellow at the prestigious Harvard at the School of Politics. She is an activist for wage equality with three books under the belt. She ties her husband with her net worth of $25 Million.
Meet the first reporter to ever broadcast live on the NYSE floor, Maria Bartiromo. Born in Brooklyn, she is famous for the shows Mornings with Maria and Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street. She has worked for CNN for half a decade and twenty years for CNBC before she joined Fox in 2013. She currently holds the position of global markets editor for Fox Business Network and hosts a financial program, Sunday Morning Features. Her net worth stands at $22 million.
She is a cancer survivor, famous for putting Chris Brown to the stand and interviewed him about his relationship with Rihana. Robin Roberts, the Alabama born and Southeastern Louisiana University alumna. Together with George Stephanopolous, she was an anchor on Good Morning America. She has worked as an anchor for both WWL-TV stations and ESPN prior GMA. She now has a net worth of $35 million.
Rachel Maddow was the first to break social broadcast norms, as the first openly gay anchor to host a major news show in the United States. She was born in California and went on to study at Stanford University and Lincoln College in Oxford. She co-anchors with Brian Williams for special events and hosts her own Rachel Maddow Show on NBC. Her net worth is now around $20 million
Brian Williams is the host of The 11th Hour with Brian Willams on NBC and he went to George Washington University. He started working for NBC in 2004, over a decade ago now and has since served as the managing editor. He is now a breaking news anchor for MSNBC. His bravery has earned him a Peabody, covering Hurricane Katrina. He is worth $40 million.
The Buffalo native, Martha MacCallum is a part of the Fox News Network team. She joined Fox in 2004 and has since been the presidential elections correspondent for 4 elections. She hosts The Story with Martha MacCallum, which is nationally played on other networks as well. Aired on CNBC, she made Inside the Business, amongst other shows like The First 100 Days. Before she worked for NBC, she was working for the Wall Street Journal. She is worth $8 Million.
She is one of the most recognized and cherished anchors in the US. In 2004, she was honored with an induction into the TV Hall of Fame. She has hosted on ABC, CBS and NBC, “The Big Three” American networks, in addition to that she began her journey working for CNN, then moved on to NBC. She served for 17 years before she moved to CBS and thereafter, ABC. She now hosts her very own show, Katie, and has a net worth of $75 Million.
He is a host, actor, pundit, and political commentator on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. Born in Boston, the MSNBC host graduated from Harvard College in 1976. He was a producer and even a writer for the NBC series The West Wing. Known for speaking his mind, he entered politics as an aid on Capitol Hill. With a net worth of $16 Million, he is also a guest host on The McLaughlin Group and Morning Joe.
Sean Hannity started his career as a general contractor and show host at UC Santa Barbara before switching to an Alabama TV station. He was granted with an honorary degree by Liberty University, then moved to New York and authored three political books. He is currently a political commentator and radio host on the Sean Hannity Show and Hannity on Fox. He is worth $250 million.
Born in Champaign, Illinois, Megyn Kelly is a news anchor, journalist and former attorney. She has hosted The Kelly File on Fox as well as America Live and America’s Newsroom. In 2017, she hosted Megyn Kelly Today which aired on NBC. The show was canceled and saw Megyn leaving NBC in 2019. The former attorney is believed to have a net worth of $30 Million.
This CNN journalist and host of the Cuomo Prime Time show started his way up as a journalist for MSNBC and CNBC. After Being the political policy analyst for Fox News, Cuomo joined CNN in 2013 as a field anchor until having his own show in 2018 “Cuomo Primetime”. Cuomo earns from the network totals in $6 million per year.
Ingraham is a very busy bee that works for her earnings. She started her journalism way from the bottom and climb all the way to the top hosting her own news show The Ingraham Angle on Fox Ingraham is also the editor and co-founder of the conservative website Lifezette. If that is not enough to fill one’s schedule, she also has a popular radio show The Ingraham Show. Her annual salary from Fox Network alone was reported to be $15 million that are adding to an approximate $70 million net worth.
Acosta is CNN’s chief White House correspondent although he was banned from the white house after an altercation with the president. Acosta started his journalism career on the radio before he joined WTTG and had his first television appearance. Jim joined CNN in 2007 after covering Hurricane Katrina for CBS. Acosta’s annual salary is estimated at $700,000 that brings his net worth to a total of approximately $2-$4 million.
Born in New York, the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, from a wealthy family of Yale graduates, Anderson Cooper stands out as one of the most famous news anchors in the United States.
Working on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 and hosting Anderson Live in the past, Anderson once started out as a fact-checker for Channel One and then made news segments on the Burmese War. He has made a documentary in Vietnam after living there for a year to learn their language. His net worth is $110 million.
Tucker Carlson is California-born television presenter, political commentator, author, and columnist, the host of Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. The Trinity College alumnus worked for MSNBC and CNN from 2000-2008. During this time he hosted Crossfire and then Tucker. Back in the ‘90s, he worked in print journalism which saw him running a website, The Daily Career. He’s net worth is $110 million.
Eric Bolling is a former businessman, who turned to television, a conservative political commentator, author, and financial commentator. The published author is the host of Fox News Specialists and originally hosted The Five. In 1984, Eric graduated from Rollins College, before entering the media space he traded commodities. With his net worth of $25 million, he gets to use his experience on the NYMEX board for his hosting job.
In 1962, Diane Sawyer traveled across the US for the American Junior Miss Pageant, where she started. She obtained a degree in English from Wellesley College in 1967 and became a weather forecaster for a local channel. Diane got her breakthrough when she became the first female correspondent on 60 Minutes on CBS News. She became one of the most well-known anchors when she worked for ABC World News and Good Morning America. Her net worth is $80 million.
For more than 30 seasons, he hosted the 60 Minutes, the Indiana born, Steve Kroft is a buzz in news reporting. He went to Columbia University, graduating from the School of Journalism before moving on to Florida. There he worked as a reporter for the Washington Post Company, making waves exposing corruption in Jacksonville. He was then hired by CBS where he continued to deliver more amazing reports. He is worth $25 Million.
Born and raised in Maryland, Erin Burnett went to Williams College, where she studied political science and economics. She currently hosts her very own Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN, reporting from countries like Russia, Mali, Afghanistan, Israel, and focusing on the Middle East stories. She has made appearances on Celebrity Apprentice, NBC Nightly News, and Morning Joe. She has a net worth of $12 million.