You Won’t Believe The Salaries Of Your Favorite Reporters

You see or hear them every day. Their voices are so familiar they almost seem like old friends. They bring every news event from around the world to the TV in your living room. They are your trusted news reporters, and we bet that you have no idea how much they earn.

Hayley McQueen

Hayley McQueen has football in her blood. She is the daughter of the legendary Gordon McQueen. Since she didn’t get into playing football herself, it only made sense that she would cover the sport as a reporter and presenter.

Hayley McQueen

She wasn’t always the lead anchor of Sky Sports News. At one point she was a mere running on Richard And Judy. The times have changed drastically for this young reporter. She is currently getting an impressive annual salary of $2 million.

Zeinab Badawi

Born in Sudan, Zeinab moved to the UK when she was just two-years-old. Her father was a news editor in Sudan before moving to the UK, so the news is something in her blood perhaps. In 1988, Zeinab moved to London and attend University.

Zeinab Badawi

She worked as a presenter on the Channel 4 News from 1989 to 1998 and then began working for the BBC. Today she is a presenter on both BBC Four and BBC World News. She currently has an annual income of $4 million.

George Alagiah

George Alagiah has been a main stable on BBC for over a decade. Since 2007, George has been the presenter of the BBC News At Six. He isn’t sticking to one show though, he is also the main presenter on GMT on BBC World News.

George Alagiah

You might also catch him on BBC Ten O’Clock News as a relief presenter. He has been with BBC since 1989 and before that worked for a news magazine called South Magazine. He currently has an annual salary of $299,999.

John Humphrys

Some reporters come but once in a lifetime and we think that John Humphrys is one of them. He has a tough and straight forward style that many avoid. He has been with BBC since 1980, but his career goes way back. He has been a reporter since the 1960s.

John Humphrys

His first reporting job was with a Wales-based news network called TWW. He made a name for himself by being one of the first people on the scene during the 1966 Aberfan Disaster. He currently has an annual salary of £649,999.

Laura Kuenssberg

Laura Kuenssberg has made a huge impact during her short career. She is currently the political editor at BBC News and is the first female to ever hold that position. It was a position that was formerly held by the beloved Nick Robinson.

Laura Kuenssberg

She began working with the BBC back in 2000 but really made an impact back in 2010 during the election period. As you can imagine, Laura is held highly by the BBC and her salary speak for itself. She has an annual income of £229,999.

Fiona Armstrong

Fiona Armstrong is well known amongst her colleagues. She isn’t some young hotshot, but a respected reporter. She covered such stories as the Lockerbie air disaster during her career. This 62-year-old veteran reporter has been on the job since 1983.

Fiona Armstrong

She was first part of the BBC news team in Manchester, but she soon found herself moving to better prospects. She moved to Border Television and took up a job on the program Lookaround. She returned to BBC in 2010 and currently has a salary of £229,999.

Justin Webb

While Justin Webb was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, his career started in Northern Ireland in Belfast. The year was 1984 and the 23-year-old had just begun working with the BBC. He then got work on the BBC Radio 4’s program Today.

Justin Webb

He eventually went on to a foreign affairs correspondent and covered stories like the fall of the Soviet Union and the Gulf War. Today he works on a number of shows like Breakfast News and Today. He currently has an annual salary of £199,999.

Huw Edwards

Huw Edwards is one of the main staples of BBC. He is currently the lead anchor on BBC News At 10. That said, if you look hard enough you’ll catch him from time to time on BBC News at SixBBC News at OneBBC Weekend News and Daily Politics.

Huw Edwards

He also does an amazing job covering state and international events. His annual salary was £599,999, but in light of the gender gaps effectiveness within the network, Huw volunteered to have his salary cut. We’re certain he’ll be delivering the news for years to come.

Victoria Derbyshire

Victoria Derbyshire is in a league of her own when it comes to reporting the news. She has an array of awards to prove it. Her career started back in 1998 when she joined the BBC Radio 5 Live. She was on the show for 17 years before finally moving on.

Victoria Derbyshire

She currently has her own self-titled program on BBC Two. Its a program that focuses on debating and current affairs. She has no doubt established herself as one of the most beloved news reporters in the UK and currently has an annual salary of £249,999.

Emily Maitlis

While she has been reporting for years, Emily’s career didn’t start with the BBC. She actually began at an early age working for NBC Asia in Hong Kong. With time, she left the bustling street of Asia and returned home to the United Kingdom.

Emily Maitlis

She spent a small amount of time working at Sky News before going to BBC. She is currently one of the main presenters on Newsnight. She also appears on a number of other BBC programs as a relief reporter. She currently has an annual salary of £229,999.

Sarah Smith

This Scotland native began working for BBC Scotland but was quickly shipped over to Belfast to work for BBC Northern Ireland. There were very turbulent times in Ireland and she felt them first hand when she was held at gunpoint by the UDA.

Sarah Smith

Thankfully, she survived the ordeal and is still working with the BBC today. She currently hops around from program to program but is currently a host of Sunday Politics. This dedicated reporter currently gets an annual income of £159,999.

Kirsty Wark

We’ve all seen Kirsty Wark before. This woman has been heading Newsnight since 1993 and is still going strong. You can also catch her on the spinoff Newsnight Review. She is known for her straight forward and challenging interview style.

Kirsty Wark

We can all remember her 1990 interview with Margaret Thatcher as if it was just yesterday. This is one of the interviews that really put her on the map as someone with potential. Her annual salary is currently £199,999.

John Pienaar

John Pienaar didn’t start at the top, but had to slowly work his way up. His first reporting gig was for the South London Press. Eventually, he found himself working for the BBC. He has worked a great number of their shows.

John Pienaar

In 2002, he began working as the Chief Political Correspondent at Radio 5 Live. He also has his own show called Pienaar’s Politics. He has definitely cemented himself as one of the station prominent reporters and get a yearly income of £199,999.

Louise Minchin

Her career as a broadcaster goes back to 1998, That is when Louise Minchin began working for Radio 5 Live. In no time at all, she began working on all of the station’s main programs. Starting in the early 2000s she became a regular on the BBC News Channel.

Louise Minchin

In 2006, Louise became a regular anchor on the BBC One show called Breakfast. She has really climbed the ranks of the news world. She is currently making a salary of $197.2k. We are certain that we’ll be seeing her face for years to come.

Sophie Raworth

We all know and love this face. This is Sophie Raworth and she will be best recognized as the newsreader on the BBC News At One. She also appears often on shows like BBC News At Six and BBC News At Ten. That said, her career is expanding continuously.

Sophie Raworth

In 2016 she became a presenter Watchdog and on Crimewatch. She has been with BBC since 1992 and has mustered up quite the resume throughout the years. With all that work to her name, she is currently getting an annual salary of £199,999.

Cris Carter

One cannot deny that Cris Carter has had one heck of an amazing football career. Although he has never exactly taken home a Super Bowl victory, he has played for the Vikings, The Eagles and The Dolphins during some very prolific times.

Cris Carter

His career began in 1987 and he played until 2002. Once his time playing wrapped up, he became a sports broadcaster. His salary is at $9 million.

Nick Wright

Nick Wright is a Birmingham native that began playing football when he was just a teenager. After that, he went straight to the professionals and played for a number of clubs all over the UK.

Nick Wright

While his rise to fame started slow, he soon became of the most desired players in the league. Today he has an impressive net worth of $450,000.

Jenna Wolfe

Jenna was raised in Jamaica by two American parents and eventually moved to the United States when she was a teen. Her career started in 2004 when she worked as an anchor for WABC’s Eyewitness News. 

Jenna Wolfe

In 2007, she left the gig behind and began working on Weekend Today. She also works on the side as a fitness trainer. She is currently holding a net worth of $2 million dollars.

Skip Bayless

While his given name is John, he was called Skip by his father whilst he was growing up. His first job out of university was for The Miami Herald. His career took a turn for the best in 1976 as he moved to LA and began writing for the Los Angeles Times and began reporting on the Dodgers.

Skip Bayless

He would later move on to work with the Dallas Morning News. As of today he is best known for his show on FOX called Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. He has an annual income of $13 million.

Shannon Sharpe

While we remember him well for his position as a sports analyst on CBS News, he now works on the FOX show Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. He grew up with a huge love for sports, especially Football.

Shannon Sharpe

His brother is a professional football player Sterling Sharpe. He would later follow in his footsteps and go professional and play for the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens. His net worth is at over $22 million.

Colin Cowherd

There perhaps isn’t a more popular sports media figure than Colin Cowherd. The Washington native grew up in a small fishing village and would spend most of his youth sitting on his rooftop and listen to baseball games on a portable radio.

Colin Cowherd

Little did he know then, but one day he’d be a voice on that radio. His career bloomed early and he was a play-by-play reporter for the Padres. Today he hosts his own show The Herd with Colin Cowherd and has an income of $14 million.

Jason Whitlock

Jason Whitlock’s career opened up when he was fairly young. He began working for The Herald-Times, a paper based in Indiana. He then switched and began working for the Ann Arbor News.

Jason Whitlock

He kept working hard and definitely climbed the ladder to success. Eventually, he began working for ESPN. He entered a league of his own when he was picked up by FOX Sports. He has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

Lizzie Cundy

There isn’t a person in the UK who doesn’t know who the magnificent Lizzy Cundy is. We were first introduced to her on This Morning. She was part of their A Day with a Designer. It goes without saying that she was a massive hit.

Lizzie Cundy

It was from that moment on that she became a massive sensation. Right now you can catch her on Wedding TV’s WAGS World working as a host. She is currently getting an annual salary of £199,999. That’s quite an impressive amount.

Kate Silverton

There was a time before Kate ever knew she’d become a reporter. She was working at her local bank with no plans for a future. Then she began trained with the BBC and reporting on the show Look North. This was just the beginning for her.

Kate Silverton

She would later end up working as a presenter on Tyne Tees Television. Eventually, she would again be picked up by BBC and begin working on a number of their shows. Today she is considered a veteran reporter and earning an annual salary of £229,999.

Matt Frei

Born in Germany, Matt Frei came a long way from where he was born. He joined the BBC upon graduation. Although he first reported in German, he soon moved to English. He proved his worth by covering some of the most amazing stories.

Matt Frei

He covered the 1989 Intifada in Jerusalem, the fall of the Berlin Wall and even the Gulf War. In 2016 Matt began working as a presenter on LBC Radio. This was quite the move and fans were shocked. He currently has an annual income of £199,999.

Natasha Kaplinsky

Natasha Kaplinsky’s career started back in the late 199os when she was in her youth. She worked as a presenter for the show F2F. In 1999, she was picked up by the London News Network and she hosted the show London Today, as well as London Tonight.

Natasha Kaplinsky

It was at the dawn of the century that she began working for Sky News and then did a jump to the BBC where she began working on BBC Breakfast. Her most recent jump was to ITV. She is currently getting an annual income of £1 million.

Julie Etchingham

Julie Etchingham started her career at a pretty young age. She was only a teenager when she was picked up by the BBC. She wasn’t even 18 yet when she started working for BBC Radio Leicester. She later began working for BBC Midlands and worked on Midlands Today.

Julie Etchingham

In 2002, Julie left the BBC and began working for Sky News. She hosted Sky News Today along with a number of their other programs. She most recently began working for ITV and is currently getting an annual income of $1 million dollars.

Kirsty Gallacher

Her career began in 1996 when she was approached by the head of Sky Sport and offered a job as a production assistant. She maintained the job for two years before beginning work as a presenter on Sky Sports News. Her career has gorwn amazingly since then.

Kirsty Gallacher

Today, she could be associated with shows like 90 MinutesSoccer ExtraKirsty and Phil and Soccer AM. After over twenty years of working with the network, she announced that she was leaving Sky Sports in 2018. While she has not disclosed any salary details, it is known that she has a net worth of $3 million.

Angela Rippon

When talking about veteran news reporters, they don’t come as veteran as Angela Rippon. She has been reporting the news since 1966. At the age of 17, Rippon left school and began working for a newspaper called Western Morning News. 

Angela Rippon

After standing in for Richard Baker on Nine O’Clock News, she was immediately offered a full-time position. That was the beginning of an amazing career that hasn’t ended yet. She has an annual salary of £20,000.

Jeremy Vine

We first met Jeremy Vine back in the 1980s. He worked as a researcher in Northern Ireland on the Heart of the Matter. In 1989, things really turned around for this guy when he became a regular on BBC Radio 4’s Today. He officially had a voice.

Jeremy Vine

By the time the mid-1990s rolled around the whole UK knew who he was. Today, you can catch this gentleman on Eggheads and Points Of View. He is definitely the kind of guy who worked his way up from the bottom. He is currently getting an annual salary of £749,999.

Jon Sopel

Before Sopel joined up with the BBC back in 1983, he was living the stressful life of a freelance writer. Sometimes he’d go a whole week without having any work. That definitely isn’t a very nice place to find yourself. Things eventually looked up.

Jon Sopel

Since getting a fixed career in 1983, he has been living the high life. He has been on a number of BBC programs and is currently working on Politics Show. He also works as relief for others from time to time. That said, his current annual salary is £249,999.

Mishal Husain

Mishal’s career began in the lovely country of Pakistan. She worked for an English newspaper simply called The News. She was only 18 at the time and eventually moved on to University. It was during this time that she began working with the BBC.

Mishal Husain

Her first big job came in 1996 when she worked for the Bloomberg Report. She worked there as a producer and two years later she would start working with the BBC in the same position. She currently works on Today and has an annual salary of £220,000.

Anne Doyle

While Anne Doyle is currently retired from giving the news, she had an amazingly long career that started back in the late 1970s. Before she began working with the RTE in 1978, she worked as a teacher teaching English and History.

Anne Doyle

She became a regular news reader for RTE in 1978 and in 1983 she became a lead anchor for RTE One. She became one of the major faces of the network as the years went by. She had an annual salary of €495,000.

Orla Guerin

Orla Guerin quickly rose to popularity amongst news watchers and is currently one of the most beloved newscasters. She first started working with the BBC in 1995 and was immediately stationed to work across the world in Los Angeles, California.

Orla Guerin

She spent a year there before being moved to Rome where she stayed for up to four years. She has been stationed all over the world and is currently living in Cairo. She currently has an annual salary of about £199,999.

Sharon Ní Bheoláin

Sharon’s career kicked off when she began working with RTE in 1994. Her first job was to be a presenter on Nuacht RTÉ, but this would only go on for a few years. After paying her dues, she was eventually was pushed up to be a presenter on News 2.

Sharon Ní Bheoláin

This was just the beginning of her career. She would work as a relief reporter for many of her co-workers and gain the trust of her network. In 2018, she began working as an anchor on RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock. She is currently getting an annual salary of €30,000

Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly is a beloved presenter for Newstalk, an independent news network. She is the host of the acclaimed program, Lunchtime Live. Being on the radio wasn’t always the main ambition of this 47-year-old Irish native.

Ciara Kelly

At one point, she was studying to be in the medical field and actually is a qualified doctor. She eventually found out that hospitals weren’t so much her thing, but studios were. She is currently receiving a salary of €337,000.

Bryan Dobson

Bryan Dobson is an acclaimed newscaster from Ireland. He is currently working for RTE and presenting on the show Morning Ireland. In the past he has presented on RTÉ News: Six One, RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock and RTÉ News: One O’Clock.

Bryan Dobson

He didn’t start with RTE. Dobson first worked with a network called Radio Nova. He eventually left that job and began working for BBC Ireland. At the moment he is earning the impressive annual salary of €193,610.

Caitríona Perry

If you have ever found yourself tuned into RTÉ News: Six One, you have definitely been present while Caitríona Perry has delivered the news. She has a face that definitely sticks in the mind. That said, she wasn’t always at the top of the RTE network.

Caitríona Perry

After studying at Dublin City University, Perry went on to work at the radio station NewsTalk 106. She became the center of attention adter President Donald Trump complimented her smile. She is currently getting an annual salary of €150,001.

Julia Somerville

Julia Somerville came a long way from where she started. Her first job was with Homes and Gardens magazine. It wasn’t exactly her dream job and she moved on to more challenging things. In 1972, she joined up with the BBC and so began a very long career in the news.

Julia Somerville

Since beginning her work in the media she has worked with BBC Nine O’Clock News, ITV Lunchtime News, ITV News at Ten and Rip Off Britain. It shouldn’t come to shock to nobody that she currently has an annual income of $1 million.

Naga Munchetty

The 43-year-old Naga Mnchetty started her career as a journalist for the Evening Standard. She has come a long way since those old days. She would then get a producing job for CNBC Europe and work behind the cameras.

Naga Munchetty

After this, the BBC picked her up. She would slowly build her career by appearing as a host on shows like BBC Breakfast, BBC World News, BBC News, Asia Today and Newsnight. Today she makes an annual salary of £199,999.

Fiona Bruce

Fiona had an amazing early life. She spent it modeling in teen magazines and was even in a few punk bands at one point. Eventually, life went in a direction that was unpleasing for her. After studying in university, she ended up getting a job in management consulting.

Fiona Bruce

She knew that this was something that she didn’t want and hopped from job to job. She began reporting on Breakfast News in 1992 and has since become a staple on shows like BBC News At Ten and BBC News At Six. She currently has an annual income of £400K.