For more than 50 years, males have dominated the news anchor scene. They’ve taken all of the glory on the TV and airwaves. But with advancements in equality over the years, female anchors are plentiful nowadays.
It’s gotten so fair that now 52% of the anchors delivering you your news are women! With female anchors in demand, take a look at the eye-watering salaries that they earn in their careers.
Ainsley Earnhardt studied at the University of South Carolina where she grew up and started getting into her career even before she finished her studies at college. She got a job at the South Carolina CBS news station in Columbia as a reporter.
After her job at CBS, she took a job as a news anchor on KENS-TV Eyewitness News in San Antonia, Texas. After two years she found a job in New York on Fox’s News Channel. The job she currently has pays approximately $400,000 per annum.
Melissa Francis originally starred in Little House On The Prairie. After her acting career ended she looked for work as a news anchor. She has worked for both CNET and CNBC.
In 2012, she got a job with Fox News as a news reporter and anchor. She’s still been in movies like The Dictator and Race To Witch Mountain. She’s even an author and earns an estimated $400,000 a year!
Charissa Thompson has made quite a name for herself. She’s been with some of the best sports networks including ESPN, Versus, GSN, and the Big Ten Network. For all of these networks at one time or another, she’s worked as their a TV host as well as a sportscaster.
Right now she works for Fox as a sideline reporter for the NFL games. She’s also a sideline reporter on the Big Ten Network and covers college basketball and football. She makes around half a million dollars per year.
Ginger Zee holds the prestigious title of Chief Meteorologist on ABC News. After graduating she had her goals planned out and dreamed to become the Chief Meteorologist on The Today Show by her 30th birthday.
She did very well in her career and smashed her goal easily. She got the position she wanted well before 30 and has made appearances on Good Morning America Weekend, ABC World News Tonight, and Nightline. She makes an estimated $500,000 a year.
Paula Ferris had a tough time getting into the business in the beginning. But she got her big break when she got the job with WKEF/WRGT as a production assistant. She then kept working her way up the chain until eventually she became a reporter and anchorwoman.
Before she eventually got a job at ABC she worked in the Cincinnati and Chicago market. She worked at America This Morning and World News Now while she was at ABC. She makes approximately $565,000 a year.
Martha MacCallum is a loyal news anchor if nothing else. Ever since she got a job with Fox News in 2004 she’s stayed with them as a reporter and correspondent on shows like America’s News Room and The Live Desk.
She’s covered the last four presidential campaigns and even covered Pope Francis visiting America. Over the years she’s had the privilege to interview many influential figures. Her annual salary is an estimated $700,000.
Deborah was on everyone’s mind a few years back. She would be seen whenever you turned on your TV. IN more recent years it seems that she’s blended in with the background but still holds a high position with CBS news magazine as an anchor.
She’s held her job on Inside Edition since the mid-90s and has her own yarn business. Her estimated annual salary is $1 Million.
Jane Pauley has been in the business since 1972 and is one of the most experienced reporters out there. She’s worked for NBC on Today for 13 years. She’s also been on Dateline NBC as a co-host for 12 years.
If you tune into CBS Sunday Morning then you’ll still catch her there as a news anchor. With all of her years, she’s one of the most recognized anchors out there. She makes approximately $1.2 Million a year.
Brooke Baldwin has had a job with CNN for 12 years now and also hosts Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin. She started her career in 2001 in Virginia when she worked for WOWK-TV.
Before she got a job with CNN Atlanta she worked for WTTG in Washington. She liked to host events like the New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin. She makes an estimated $1.3 million every year.
Before her current job, Katy Tur worked for News 12 Brooklyn and Fox 5 New York. She was even on the Weather Channel as a Storm Chaser. She became a journalist and news correspondent when NBC signed with her in 2009.
She wrote a book in 2017 called Unbelievable: My Front Row Seat To The Craziest Campaign In American History. Tur speaks about her coverage of the 2017 elections. She earns an estimated $1.3 Million per annum.
At her forties, Amy Robach is working as the News Anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America. But before she became an anchor, she was the 4th runner-up during the Miss Georgia pageant in 1994. She worked first at the WTTG in Washington before she was signed up with NBC News in 2003.
While working at NBC, she anchored for two hours every morning for Good Morning America before she was named as co-anchor for NBC’s weekend show Today. Her net worth is $1.4million dollars thus she deserves to be on this list.
Erin has the distinction of being one of the most famous sportscasters and television personalities to come down the pike in years. She is well versed for about any type of broadcast job and has shown this talent by working for both ABC’s Good Morning America and ESPN’s College Gameday.
It is estimated that Erin currently makes $800,000 as a sportscaster and journalist for FOX NFL. She is also a co-host on Dancing with the Stars, which nets her another $800,000, and factor in her endorsement deals and she is estimated to be pulling in a cool $1.6 million.
Savannah Guthrie is an Australian-born journalist as well as an attorney. She joined NBC News back in 2007 and became the correspondent and legal analyst of the show while usually reporting high-profile trials in the country.
She also became a White House correspondent between the years 2008 and 2011 before becoming a co-anchor for MCNBC’s The Daily Rundown from 2010 and 2011. She became a co-anchor on The Today’s Show alongside Natalie Morales, Matt Lauer, and Al Roker. Currently, her net worth is at $2 million.
This Clemson graduate and former beauty pageant contestant Miss South Carolina, Nancy began her broadcasting career in front of the cameras as a reporter in her own hometown of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She served as both reporter and anchorperson at the news station WDPE-TV.
She worked her way up the ladder, having moved through local stations in both Charleston and Miami before landing her a gig with Access Hollywood, where she hosted from 1996-2009. Today Nancy can be seen on television as a special correspondent with the show Entertainment Tonight. It is estimated she makes $2 million.
Elizabeth Vargas is the anchor of ABC’s 20/20. This program is a TV newsmagazine airing most of ABC News’ specials. But before being an anchor for the 20/20, she worked as an anchor on the program World News Tonight. Her humble beginnings started at WBBM-TV, which is an affiliate of CBS in Chicago.
While working for WBBM-TV, the senior vice president of ABC Phyllis McGrady mentioned that Elizabeth Vargas was one of the most flexible talents that he has ever worked with. This catapulted her career as an anchor for 20/20. She is currently worth $3 million.
Erin Burnett is an American news anchor who works on her own show on CNN called Erin Burnett OutFront. She also co-anchored CNBC’s program Squawk on the Street program and Street Signs program. She also appeared on other programs such as Meet the Press, Morning Joe, Today, and NBC Nightly News.
She also made appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice while serving as an advisor to Donald Trump. Moreover, she is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her work on different documentaries made her the International Superstar outside the United States. She is currently worth $3 million.
Robin Michelle Meade is the lead news anchor for the Morning Express with Robin Meade. Before she was an anchor, she was a former Miss Ohio titlist and began her career in broadcasting with the local stations in Ohio.
She joined HLN in 2011 where she won a regional Emmy Award for her various works. But what makes Robin Meade popular aside from her broadcasting career is that she is also a country musician. She released two country music album in 2011 and 2013. Today, she is worth $4.5 million.
Bianna Golodryga came from Moldova and became a finance anchor at Yahoo! She had always planned for a career in the financial services industry but after the sharp drop in the market, she decided to pursue journalism. Her career started as a producer at CNBC before she became an on-air correspondent.
In 2004, she was named as one of the top journalists under 30 and was offered correspondent for ABC. She worked as a weekend co-anchor for the program Good Morning America between 2010 and 2014 after the departure of co-anchor Kate Snow.
The daughter of former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, Jr, Abby started her career at the tender age of 16, behind the cameras working for Good Morning America. She has been known to state that she hated the job so much, she actually considered giving up working in television, forever. However, she got a break and was able to work in front of the camera as host on MSNBC.
A few short years later, she traded up and became a general assignment reporter for Fox News. She then went on to become a co-host on the FOX morning show, Fox and Friends. She can now be seen daily as a co-host on ABC’s The View. Her estimated income is $3 million
Andrea Mitchell has been around in the broadcasting industry for 50 years. Her career in broadcasting started in 1967 where she served as a news director of WXPN – a student radio station. She was hired as a reporter at KYW radio after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania.
Today, she works as NBC’s News Chief of Foreign Affairs Correspondent. She also reported in programs such as the NBC Nightly News With Lester, Today, Holt, and MSNBC. She also anchors her own program Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC. She also often appears on the Rachel Maddow Show.
Maria Bartiromo is a famous American TV journalist as well as author and magazine columnist. She currently hosts the Mornings with Maria and Wall Street Week with Maria Bartiromo. She also works as the Global Markets editor for Fox Business Network. She worked with CNN before she joined CNBC television.
She is the first reporter to broadcast live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Because of her programs and shows, she was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. Today, she is worth $6 million.
Hoda began her career with on NBC-TV in 1998 as a Dateline NBC correspondent. Hoda began hosting the fourth hour of the Today Show, in 2008, appearing opposite Kathie Lee Gifford. In 2017, she got a big break and was chosen to be the third co-anchor NBC’s Today morning show.
In January 2018, with the sudden firing of longtime anchor and fan favorite Matt Lauer, Hoda helped make history in becoming one of the anchors in the first ever all-female co-hosting team in the shows entire history. With this promotion, it is estimated that her salary is now $7 million.
Natalie Morales is the co-anchor on NBC News Today Show. She appeared in many programs like NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. Aside from the Today Show, she also works as a weekend anchor and reporter at the WVIT-TV in Hartford. She became popular for reporting compelling events such as the Hurricane Floyd, Columbine shootings, and the 2000 Presidential election.
She quickly moved up the ladder and became an anchor from 2002 to 2006. She received the award “Groundbreaking Latina in Media” from the Catalina Magazine. She was also named as one of the “Fifty Most Beautiful People” in 2007.
Ann Curry is a popular TV personality, photojournalist, and news journalist. She has been working for more than 30 years and she focused on news events related to natural disasters, wars, and human suffering. This is the reason why she has been assigned in different places like Palestine, Syria, and Central Africa.
She covered many events such as the tsunami in Southeast Asia and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. She also secured many exclusive interviews such as with the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. In 2012, she became the host of the Today show. She also anchored the Dateline NBC from 2005 to 2011.
Chelsea’s career in front of the camera started out a little bit different from the other entries on this list. She isn’t a reporter or journalist per say, but one that takes current news and puts a comedic slant on it. She began her career on the E! Network, hosting her own self-titled late-night talk show. Her show ran from 2007-2014.
In 2012, the New York Post gave Chelsea the title of one of the most overpaid tv stars to date. After her show went off the air, she turned around in 2014 and signed a four show “docu-series” with Netflix, that garnered at most mixed reviews. She is back with her own talk show again on TBS. It is estimated she makes $10 million.
Courtney Friel is an American journalist who is currently working as a news anchor for KTLA-TV in California. She mostly covered entertainment news for KTTV or Fox 11 in Los Angeles. Moreover, she also worked for the Fox News Channel as well as other local station.
She started her career at GoTV as a sports anchor. She also hosted World Poker Tour. Moreover, she also appeared on E! Entertainment as well as posed for sexy magazines like FHM and Maxim. Her net worth is currently $12 million.
Currently working as a co-host for MSNBC’s Morning Joe along with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski a daughter of the diplomat and political scientist Zbigniew Brzezinski who served as an adviser to Jimmy Carter and Lyndon B. Johnson. She was a former news correspondent for CBS.
She made compelling special coverage such as World Trade Center terror attack in 2001 at the ground zero. She also joined MSNBC as an occasional anchor before she was given the role to co-host the show. Aside from being a TV personality, she is also an author of three books.
Christiane Amanpour is a British-Iranian journalist as well as a TV host. She serves as the Chief International Correspondent for CNN. She also hosts her own nightly interview show called Amanpour. Moreover, she also serves as the Global Affairs Anchor for ABC News.
With her dedication in the field of broadcasting, she received more than 30 awards for her reporting. She is also dubbed as the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by the Forbes magazine. She is also a special contributor for CNN’s 60 Minutes from 1998 to 2005. With this, she received the Peabody Award in 1998.