Get ready to be blown away by these fierce and leading women whose talent and successful careers have gotten them rich, famous, and showing the world that, as Beyonce best put it, “who runs the world? Girls!”
Ainsley Earnhardt – $400K
It’s a good omen that your career will be promising when you start it even before graduating from college. It’s also an indication of your motivation and drive. Ainsley Earnhardt, a South Carolina native who graduated from the University of South Carolina, got a head start on her career while her peers were doing beer pongs and jello shots. Ainsley majored in journalism in college and worked as a local reporter for the Columbia, a South Carolina CBS news station.
After graduating from college, she moved to San Antonio, Texas where she worked as a weekday news anchor for KENS-TV Eyewitness News. This job kept her down south for two years. In 2007, she got her big career break, sealing her current role in New York City on Fox News. Currently, she is reportedly making $400,000 per year.
Melissa Francis – $300K
Not many news anchors also double as actors. Well, the financial news reporter and anchor, Melissa Francis, has had a long career in which she’s also dabbled in acting. And when we say long we mean from the age of one-years-old when she first appeared in a Johnson & Johnson commercial. Years later, she starred on Little House on the Prairie playing the role of Cassandra Cooper Ingalls. Before landing her current role on Fox News in 2012, she worked at CNET and CNBC. The latest movies to be added to her resume were The Dictator and Race To Witch Mountain.
During her spare time off from television and movies, she authored a book (how she had time to manage this is beyond us). Well, all her hard work has made her a net worth of $8 million. Her current salary is estimated to be around $400,000. $300,000 of that comes from Fox News and $100,000 comes from Fox Business News. And a woman of this caliber could only have studied at the best of schools- she graduated from Harvard University in 1995 with a degree in Economics.
Charissa Thompson – $500K
Most sports fanatics with aspirations to work on a sports network would dream of having their names associated with at least one network, however big or small. Well, Charissa has been talented enough to be associated with several. She has worked on ESPN, Versus, GSN, and the Big Ten Network as both a host and sportscaster on the various networks. At the moment she is working as a sideline reporter on FOX for the NFL games. Like hello, way to defy all the odds and work in male-dominated roles.
She also works as a sideline reporter on the Big Ten Network where she covers college football and basketball games. Before The Best Damn Sports Show Period was canceled on the FSN in 2009, she co-hosted the show. She makes around $500,000 and we must say, every penny is well deserved.
Ginger Zee – $500K
A lot of college students graduate without more hopes and aspirations for their careers than they had before college. Some might even say that’s $100,000 of college education down the drain. Well not with Ginger Zee. Ginger has always had her goals clearly laid out in front of her. After graduating, she decided that she was going to be the Chief Meteorologist on The Today Show by the time she hit thirty, no matter what it would take. Well, a lot of people might make this goal for themselves but that doesn’t mean they get there. Ginger not only went after and achieved her career goal, but she did it even before turning 30. Following college, she worked at several media stations in Michigan, Alabama, and Chicago.
While working in Chicago at WMAQ she was asked to fill in as a guest meteorologist on The Today Show during a weekend addition. In 2011, she officially joined the team at Good Morning America Weekend. She continues to deliver the news about the weather and has also been on Nightline and ABC World News Tonight. She is estimated to make $500,000. It seems that Zee was destined to be on television, considering that her father named her after Ginger from Gilligan’s Island.
Paula Ferris – $565K
Getting your big break takes a lot of hard work and many times, there are roadblocks and major struggles along the way. Paula Faris is very familiar with the effort it takes to achieve your goals. Before she landed her huge broadcasting break, she struggled for a number of years. She landed her first big role after working in communication jobs and radio sales. Becoming a production assistant with WKEF/WRGT allowed her the in that she needed; she has been working her way up the ladder ever since.
From 2002-2005 she worked on WCPO-TV in Cincinnati as the sports anchor. From 2005-2011, she moved to Chicago to work as a sports reporter and anchor. In 2014, ABC signed her on as a co-anchor on Good Morning America Weekend. Since working at ABC, she has been on World News Now and America This Morning. She is estimated to make around $565,000.
Martha MacCallum – $700K
A lot of reporters and anchors bounce around between networks. Since 2004, Martha MacCallum has been loyal to delivering the news on Fox News strictly. But, before landing her role on the network, she was also a reporter on NBC/CNBC. For the last 15 years, she has worked as a reporter, anchor, and correspondent on the conservative network.
She has been on several shows like The Live Desk, America’s Newsroom, The Kelly File and The O’Reilly Factor. She has also covered the last four presidential campaigns and Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. She has gotten the honor to interview many big figures throughout the years like President Barack Obama, John McCain, and Laura Bush. She makes $700,000 per year.
Deborah Norville – $1M
When Deborah was a senior in high school, she was her town’s Junior Miss contest winner. She credits competing in the 1976 America’s Junior Miss pageant and seeing the behind the scenes work to inspiring her to want to work in T.V. journalism. While Norville was still in college, she started to work on television. She got an internship working for Georgia Public Television. After graduating college, became a full-time reporter and weekend anchor for WAGA-TV. In January 1987, she joined NBC News as the anchor of NBC News at Sunrise. She became the only female anchor of a network newscast.
After she joined the cast, the show’s ratings increase by 40%. In 1989, she became a news anchor of Today. Since the mid-’90s, she has held the same job with CBS news magazine as the anchor of Inside Edition. If that’s not enough, she also has her own yarn business. From her yarn business, The Deborah Norville Collection, she makes $1 Million. Not bad Deborah!
Jane Pauley – $1.2M
When you’ve been working in the news since you were just 20-years-old, It’s clear that delivering the news is your life calling. Impressively, Pauley started working in the news in 1972, and she hasn’t slowed down since. Pauley has become one of the most known and veteran broadcasters in our list. She was an anchor on NBC’s Today for 13 years and co-hosted stint on Dateline NBC for 12 years. Nowadays, you can find her anchoring CBS Sunday Morning.
Jane hasn’t only shown the world that women are fully capable of working in the news, but also that mental health disorders don’t need to stand in the way of your dreams. Jane has made her own struggle with bipolar very public. She makes around $1.2 million and has an estimated net worth of $40 million. That’s what nearly 40 years in the field will get you!
Brooke Baldwin – $1.3M
Brooke Baldwin has worked for CNN since 2008. She is the current host of the CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin which is aired from 2 pm to 4 pm (ET). Her career started in Virginia in 2001 when she worked at the WVIR-TV. After that, she worked as a morning anchor at WOWK-TV. She joined WTTG in Washington before switching to CNN Atlanta.
Besides working as an anchor, she hosts many big events like the New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin. She has made an impressive net worth which is estimated to be around $1.3 million.
Katy Tur – $1.3M
The 30th spot on our list goes to Katy Tur. Katy Turn formerly worked at local New York stations like News 12 Brooklyn and Fox 5 New York. She even worked as a storm chaser for The Weather Channel at the start of her career. In 2009, she landed a role with NBC as a broadcast journalist and news correspondent.
In 2017, she released her first book called Unbelievable: My Front Row Seat To The Craziest Campaign In American History. In the book, Tur tells her story of the coverage of the 2017 campaign elections. She is estimated to make around $1.3 million.
Amy Robach – $1.4M
Amy Robach is fulfilling many people’s dream jobs as a current news anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America. Long before she became a news anchor, she was the 4th runner up of the Miss Georgia pageant in 1994. She’s been killing it with beauty and brains ever since. She started her career off at the WTTG in Washington and then switched over to NBC News in 2003. While she worked at NBC, she was given the gig of anchoring for two hours every morning for Good Morning America.
The Today show then brought her on to work as a co-anchor. She’s a hot commodity! Her current net worth is estimated at $1.4 million dollars. With a net worth and resume like hers, she is ever so deserving of a spot on our list.
Erin Andrews – $1.6M
If you watch a lot of sports networks, then you definitely know this next anchor. Erin is one of the most famous broadcasters. Her father is Steven Andrews, an Emmy award-winning T.V journalist. Erin has worked for ABC’s Good Morning America and ESPN’s College Gameday. Her current salary puts most of our salaries to shame. With an $800,000 salary, it’s apparent that this lady is wanted and the networks are prepared to pay big money for her presence.
Currently, Andrews works as a sportscaster and journalist for FOX NFL. She is also a co-host of Dancing with the Stars, which brings her an extra $800,000 as if the first $800,000 weren’t enough. So, she is making a casual $1.6 million. Oh, and did we mention that she has a net worth of $20 million. Yes, we’re crying now and questioning the fairness of life.
Savannah Guthrie – $2M
Australian-born Savannah Guthrie is a journalist and an attorney. After graduating from the University of Arizona with a BA in journalism, she took a job broadcasting for KMIZ and KVOA. After five years working in Arizona, she moved to D.C. and started working at WRC-TV. She covered big stories like September 11 and anthrax. She then decided it was time for higher education and enrolled at Georgetown University to pursue a law degree. She worked for a while at a law firm before returning to T.V. In 2007, she was hired by NBC News as a correspondent and legal analyst of the show.
From 2008-2011, she was a White House correspondent and then worked as a co-anchor for MCNBC’s The Daily Rundown from 2010 and 2011. She became a co-anchor on The Today’s Show in 2011 alongside Natalie Morales, Matt Lauer, and Al Roker and has been there ever since. Her current net worth is estimated at $20 million.
Tamron Hall – $2M
Texas-born Tamron Hall studied broadcast journalism at Temple University. After graduating, she moved to Texas where she worked at KTVT. In 2007, she got her big career break, joining NBC News and MSNBC. In 2009, she gained recognition after she substituted for anchor Keith Olbermann on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. She continued to work for the networks until 2017.
She worked as a correspondent on NBC News, as a host on MSNBC’s NewsNation with Tamron Hall, and as a co-anchor of Today’s Take. In 2013, she also hosted the Deadline: Crime which aired on the Investigation Discovery channel. She is estimated to be worth $2 million.
Nancy O’Dell – $2M
Another former beauty pageant winner of South Carolina, this Clemson graduate started her broadcasting career as a reporter and news anchor at the news station WDPE-TV in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She proceeded to work in Charleston and Miami before she landed a role with the celebrity gossip show, Access Hollywood, which she hosted from 1996-2009.
Today, she is still delivering celebrity gossip on Entertainment Tonight as a special correspondent. She is estimated to make around $2 million and have a net worth of $12 million.
Elizabeth Vargas –$3M
Elizabeth Vargas has worked as an anchor for A&E Networks since 2018. Prior to this position, she was an anchor of ABC’s 20/20 for 14 years. She was also formerly an anchor on the World News Tonight. Like many other anchors, she majored in journalism in college and worked at a local news station in Chicago upon graduation. While working at WBBM-TV, an affiliate of CBS in Chicago, the senior vice president of ABC Phyllis McGrady said of Elizabeth that she’s one of the most flexible talents he ever worked with. It’s no wonder that Vargas has made it so far.
She is said to have a net worth of $6 million. Despite her success, her life hasn’t been without its fair share of struggles. Vargas has had a history of alcoholism and has entered rehabilitation centers numerous times to recover.
Erin Burnett – $3M
Long before Erin Burnett became a news anchor with her own show on CNN called Erin Burnett OutFront, she was working as a financial analyst for Goldman Sachs. While in this position, CNN brought her on as a writer for CNN’s Moneyline. Her resume includes a slew of impressive roles, like working as a co-anchor for CNBC’s program Squawk on the Street program and Street Signs program and contributing to programs like Meet the Press, Morning Joe, Today, and NBC Nightly News.
She has also made several appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice while working as an advisor to Donald Trump. Burnett is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has hosted Erin Burnett OutFront live from several countries around the world including Mali, Rwanda, China, and Afghanistan. Her current salary is $3 million and her net worth is $12 million.
Bianna Golodryga – $3M
Moldova-born Bianna Golodryga was a finance anchor at Yahoo! Before pursuing a career in journalism. Although she hoped to work in the financial services industry, after the economic crisis, she chose to pursue a different career path. She started off as a producer at CNBC before becoming an on-air correspondent.
In 2004, she received an honorable title as one of the top journalists under 30 and was offered a spot as a correspondent for ABC. She also took on the position as a weekend co-anchor for Good Morning America for four years between 2010 and 2014 after co-anchor Kate Snow left the show. Her salary is estimated to be $3 million.
Abby Huntsman – $3M
If her last name sounds a bit familiar, it’s because she’s the daughter of the former governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman. When you’re born into a family of politicians, you have many opportunities at your disposal. She started working behind the cameras for Good Morning America when she was just 16-years-old. As cool as an opportunity as that was, she was soon to learn that she despised the job. She loathed her time there so much that she was actually about to give up working in television. But, when she got her big break working as a host on MSNBC she realized that she wanted to stay in the field.
Several years after that, she started working for Fox News as a general assignment reporter. This assignment led her to become a co-host on Fox and Friends, a morning show on FOX. Nowadays, you can find her co-hosting ABC’s The View. She is reported to have an estimated net worth of $20 million and make $3 million per year.
Robin Meade – $4.5M
Robin Meade is another female anchor with her own segment, the Morning Express with Robin Meade. It seems like a lot of news anchors are former beauty pageants and considering that they are hired to work in front of a screen for a living, it does make sense (although we don’t agree with this standard). Meade was the former Miss Ohio in 1992 and a Miss America semi-finalist. She started off her career as a broadcaster with local stations in Ohio.
In 2011, she joined HLN as an anchor, starting the job on September 11. Not the best day to be at a new job... For her work on the Morning Express with Robin Meade, she won an Emmy award. In her spare time, the news anchor is a country singer. In 2011 and 2013, she released two separate albums. She is said to have a net worth of $35 million and a salary of $4 million.
Andrea Mitchell – $5M
Andrew Mitchell has had a long broadcasting career of 50 years. She started as a news director in 1967 at WXPN, a local student radio station. After she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, her first grownup job out of college was as a reporter at KYW radio. Now, she is NBC’s News Chief of Foreign Affairs, Correspondent. Also on her resume are gigs in programs like the NBC Nightly News With Lester, Today, Holt, and MSNBC.
Oh, and we couldn’t forget to mention that she anchors her own program Andrea Mitchell Reports on MSNBC. Plus, Rachel Maddow likes to frequently have her as a guest. And if Rachel Maddow wants her as a guest, then you can safely assume she’s a big deal.
Maria Bartiromo – $6M
Maria Bartiromo is a TV journalist, author, and magazine columnist. Your basic triple threat. Currently, she is the host of Mornings with Maria and Wall Street Week with Maria Bartiromo. She is also the Global Markets editor for Fox Business Network.
Before joining CNBC television, she worked on the CNN network. An impressive fact about her- she was the first reporter to broadcast live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Yes, a woman. Thanks to her contributions to the Cable network, she was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. Her hard work has amassed her a net worth of $22 million and a salary of $6 million.
Hoda Kotb – $7M
Now the list is started to get really good. Honda started her career on NBC in 1998 as a Dateline NBC correspondent. In 2008, she became a host of the fourth hour of the Today Show, alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. Her major break came In 2017 when she was selected to be the third co-anchor of NBC’s Today morning show. In January 2018, Matt Lauer was unexpectedly given the boot, and Hoda was given his spot.
This created the first ever all-female co-hosting team in the history of the show. How cool is that? Thanks to the promotion, she is making a salary of $7 million, and we must say, well deserved! Her net worth is estimated to be $12 million.
Natalie Morales – $8.5M
Natalie Morales works as the co-anchor of NBC News Today Show. She has been on several other programs like NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC. Besides the Today Show, she works as a weekend anchor and reporter at the WVIT-TV in Hartford. She rose to popularity after reporting events like Hurricane Floyd, the Columbine shootings, and the 2000 Presidential election. Her growing popularity helped her land a role as an anchor from 2002 to 2006.
The Catalina Magazine granted her the “Groundbreaking Latina in Media” award. She also received the honor of being named as one of the “Fifty Most Beautiful People” in 2007.
Ann Curry – $10M
Anybody who watches cable news knows this next anchor. Ann Curry is a photojournalist, news journalist, and all-around TV personality. She has been on television for over 30 years and likes to focus on stories concerning natural disasters, wars, and human suffering. She has flown all over the world to cover different events like Palestine, Syria, and Central America.
She has been at the cusp of many major stories like the tsunami in Southeast Asia and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. She has also secured exclusive interviews, like the Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. From 2005 to 2011, she was the anchor of Dateline NBC. Since 2012, she has been working as the host of the Today show
Chelsea Handler – $10M
You might be wondering what Chelsea Handler is doing on this list. Although she isn’t a reporter or journalist, she does deliver the news. Just, in her own comedic and vulgar way. She started her career on the E! Network, where she hosted the outrageous and hilarious late-night talk show Chelsea Lately show from 2007-2014. In 2012, she received the title from the New York Post as the most overpaid T.V star. After her show was taken off the air, Netflix released a short series with Handler. Unfortunately, the show got mixed reviews. She also hosted her own talk show on TBS.
Handler has written five books that have all made the New York Times Best Seller List. If you haven’t read them, you’ve got to check them out. They will have you rolling on the floor laughing. Handler reportedly makes $10 million a year and has a net worth of $40 million.
Courtney Friel – $12M
Courtney Friel is a journalist and news anchor for KTLA-TV. Prior to this role, she delivered entertainment news for both KTTV and Fox 11 in LA. She has also worked for the Fox News Channel and other local stations. Her career didn’t start in the news, but as a sports anchor on GoTV. She was also the host of the World Poker Tour.
She’s another star that has come from a modeling background and posed for magazines like FHM and Maxim. Her net worth is estimated to be around $12 million.
Mika Brzezinski – $12M
Mika Brzezinski has quite an impressive resume. She is the daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, a diplomat and political scientist who served as an adviser to Jimmy Carter and Lyndon B. Johnson. She can currently be found as a co-host on MSNBC’s Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough. Formerly, she was a former news correspondent for CBS.
She covered the 9/11 terror attacks at ground zero. Before landing the co-hosting gig on MSNBC, she occasionally joined the network as an anchor. Besides her time on television, she has authored three books.
Christiane Amanpour – $12.5M
British-Iranian journalist Christiane Amanpour works at the Chief International Correspondent for CNN. She is also the host of her nightly interview show called Amanpour. On top of this, she is the Global Affairs Anchor for ABC News. Amanpour is strongly dedicated to her work and the awards she has received shows it. She has been honored with more than 30 awards over the years.
Forbes magazine has included her as one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” From 1998-2005, she worked as a special contributor for CNN’s 60 Minutes. Her work on the show granted her with the Peabody Award in 1998.
Megyn Kelly – $15M
Megyn Kelly is a journalist and political commentator. In the early days of her career, she worked as a corporate defense attorney. She started her broadcasting career as a political commentator on Fox News, where she worked from 2004-2017. In 2017, she switched over to NBC News where she worked until 2019 on her show, Sunday Nights With Megyn Kelly.
She has hosted several programs like The Kelly File, America Live, and she hosted Fox News’ New Year’s Eve specials. In 2014, Time named her as one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2014. She has a net worth of $30 million.
Melissa Theuriau – $18M
French-born Melissa Theuriau got her career started as a reporter at Match TV in 2002. Since 2003, she has been working as a reporter and anchor for the French news channel, La Chaine. In 2006, the French journalist became the editor-in-chief of Zone Interdite on M6, another French news channel. Besides her work as a journalist, Theuriau is a philanthropist. She started an organization called “La Rose” which works with UNICEF to give education to disadvantaged girls.
She collaborated in the founding of the organization with other journalists like Marie Drucker, Claire Chazal, Laurence Ferrari, Tina Kieffer, and Beatrice Schonberg.
Rachel Maddow – $20M
We are sure that you knew this name was coming. Rachel Maddow is one of the most popular news anchors at the moment and she has accomplished many firsts over the course of her career, one of which is being the first openly gay anchor to host a major primetime program; The Rachel Maddow Show, have you heard of it? She started her career in radio by chance after she was looking for a way to pay the bills, like any college graduate. Her success on the radio led her to pursue a career on television in 2005. MSNBC took her on as a panelist on the show Tucker. Nowadays, she works on several shows.
She is a contributor to the program Countdown with Keith Olbermann. It was Keith Olbermann who helped Maddow get on her show years ago in August 2008. Maddow has a dedicated fan base of millions, both online and offline.
Kelly Ripa – $22M
Kelly Ripa has been around the news block for a long time, and yet, it seems like she looks younger and younger by the day. She began her career in 1998 on the popular soap, All My Children where she played Hayley Vaughan. In 2000, she got her breakthrough role alongside Regis Philbin co-hosting Live With Regis and Kelly. When Regis left the show, Kelly took over the show as the lead host.
Ryan Seacrest started hosting with her in 2017. Ripa makes a salary of $22 million and has a net worth of $100 million. She has been married to her former co-star on All My Children, Mark Consuelos, since 1996.
Robin Roberts – $25M
Before Robin started on ABC, she was a sports reporter on ESPN for 15 years from 1990 to 2005. Thanks to her contributions to women’s basketball, she was inducted into the women’s basketball hall of fame. After leaving ESPN, Robin was hired by ABC to work as an anchor of Good Morning America. She has been in this position since 2005.
One of the highlights of Robin’s career was interviewing Barack Obama after he won the 2008 presidential elections. In 2012, Robin was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. Her treatment has been televised and garnered a Peabody Award for the coverage.
Greta Van Susteren – $35M
Greta Van Susteren is another lawyer turned news anchor. In her long career, she worked as a TV anchor and commentator for several networks including Fox News, CNN, and NBC News. During the O.J Simpson trials, she regularly appeared on CNN as a legal analyst. She also worked on CNN as a legal analyst from 1994 to 2002 and co-hosted with Roger Cossack on the program Burden of Proof. Beginning in 2002, she hosted “On The Record With Greta Van Susteren.”
She left the network 14 years later, in 2016. She then moved to MSNBC to host the program “For The Record With Greta” for six months. In 2015, Forbes listed her as the 94th most powerful woman in the world.
Meredith Vieira – $40M
Things are starting to heat up on this list. The journalist, game show, and talk show host, Meredith Louise Vieira was one of the first co-hosts of the talk show The View on ABC. Vieira began her career long before she started hosting The View. In 1975, she started working as a news broadcaster for WORC radio in Massachusetts. She eventually made her way to CBS where she gained recognition for her work from 1982 to 1984.
She worked as a correspondent for major shows like West 57th and 60 minutes. She also worked as a co-anchor of CBS Morning News for a year. She eventually moved to ABC and was involved with a few shows before getting hired to co-host The View. She was on the show from 1997-2006. She left the honorable role to co-host Today from 2006 to 2011. She was also the original host of the show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” In 2014, she released her new program, The Meredith Vieira Show, which she hosted until its cancelation in 2016.
Katie Couric – $55M
When you think of a female broadcaster, Katie Couric’s name likely pops into your head. She currently works as Yahoo’s Global news anchor. Her impressive resume includes 17 years at NBC News, 5 years at CBS, and 3 years at ABC News. At NBC, she was a co-host of the Today show and at CBS she was an anchor on CBS Evening News. Nowadays, she is a correspondent on 60 Minutes.
And what better thing to do with all your experience than to turn it into a book and inspire others? Couric is the author of several books. Her first book called The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives was a New York Times bestseller. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2004 for her contributions to broadcasting. She amassed $75 million from her years of work.
Diane Sawyer – $80M
In the number two spot, we have the woman who is widely considered to be one of the most successful female news anchors of all time. Diane Sawyer has been working as a broadcaster for more than 50 years. She is most recognized for her program, ABC World News. Her past resume includes co-anchoring ABC’s Primetime and Good Morning America. Besides her influential work on television, she worked as a member of Richard Nixon’s staff when he served as president.
In 1984, Sawyer was appointed as the first female correspondent for CNN’s 60 Minutes. She worked on the show for five years, during which the show consistently experienced high ratings. She has a net worth of $80 million.
Barbara Walters – $150M
You probably knew this anchor would be in the number one spot. Barbara Walters is one of the most famous anchors, and probably the most famous female broadcaster of all time. She has been hosting TV programs since the early 1960s. She is most recognized for hosting the ABC Evening News, 20/20, The View, and Today. Her first big job was as a writer and segment producer for The Today Show. Walters was very likable and she eventually got more time on the air and became a broadcaster.
She is most known for high-profile interviews. Her interview with Monica Lewinsky in 1999 attracted 74 million viewers, the highest ever for a news program. Nowadays, the 89-year-old woman is retired, but she is still making sure to make occasional appearances on ABC News. Her net worth is $170 million.
Ainsley Earhardt – $400,000
Ainsley Earhardt is a South Carolina native and started her broadcast career there, working as a local news reporter for the CBS station in Columbia, South Carolina. She eventually found her calling in San Antonio, Texas, when she went on to work as the news Anchor for KENS-TV Eyewitness News.
She landed her present job in 2007, reporting for the Fox News Channel in New York City.
Britt McHenry – $600,000
Britt McHenry studied at the Medill School of Journalism; she then began working for WJLA-TV, ABC's Washington subsidiary. After her run at ABC7, she went on to join ESPN as a Washington, D.C.-based reporter.
Back in 2017, Britt McHenry was one of 100 people who got laid off at once, so now she works as a commentator on Fox Nation. She estimated to have a net worth of $1.6 million, with an annual income of $600, 000.
Joy Reid – $1.5 Million
While working as an American cable television host and correspondent at MSNBC, Joy Reid also authored a book on the modern history of the Democratic Party, titled "Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide."
Joy currently hosts the weekly MSNBC morning show AM Joy and wrote her second book, "The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story.". Her salary is estimated to be $1.5 million annually.
Bianna Golodryga – $3 Million
Bianna is originally from Moldova and went on to become a finance anchor at Yahoo! She initially planned to pursue a career in the financial service industry. But after a sharp drop in the market, she made the decision to shift gears and pursue journalism instead. Bianna began her career as a producer at CNBC before becoming an on-air correspondent.
She has been called one of the top journalists under 30 and was offered a job as a correspondent for ABC in 2004. Between 2010 and 2014, she co-anchored for Good Morning America after Kate Snow's departure in 2014.
Nancy Grace- $3 Million
Nancy Grace hosted her own self-titled show for ten years! As also worked as a legal commentator and television journalist on Court TV's "Closing Arguments" from 1996 up until 2007.
She gained a unique perspective on issues like victim's rights while serving as a prosecutor in the Georgia District Attorney's office. Her salary reportedly comes very close to $3 million per year.
Kathie Lee Gifford – $60 million
Kathie Lee Gifford recently announced that she would be leaving the Today Show, one year after the Matt Lauer scandal. She was there for almost 12 years.
Now she plans to focus on other creative endeavors that are more to her personal liking after she left the show in April 2019.
Jackie Guerrido - $10 million
The Puerto Rican meteorologist Jackie Guerrido caused viewership to soar when she started hosting on Univision's "Primer Impacto" news program. She's doing well for herself, making a sizable annual salary of $900,000.
She got her start on the radio in Miami, before moving over to meteorology at Despierta America and ultimately moving up to her current position.
Catt Sadler - $3 million
Back in 2017, Catt Sadler gave one of the most revealing exposés as an E! News anchor in entertainment news - her annual salary. She worked for twelve years with the network before she signed off the air once she found out that she was only making half of what her co-host was making.
In Sadler's words, she was making $600,000 a year, while her co-host, Jason Kennedy, was making almost double. There's no bad blood between the two, but we understand why she left, especially was they were similarly positioned within the network.
Samantha Steele Ponder - $4.9 million
Samantha Steele Ponder took Erin Andrews' old anchor job on Sunday NFL Countdown, where she presently calls games from the sidelines. She rapidly rose in the sportscaster ranks, and she gets a surprising salary for someone so young, making a sweet $4.9 million.
Steel Ponder married Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder back in 2012, and she's pregnant with their third son.
Harris Faulkner - $6 million
Before Harris Faulkner was breaking barriers as the only African American woman to host a daily news show, she got her start as a news delivery - writing for the LA Weekly. Faulkner is currently hosting as a news anchor on the Fox Report. Harris is scoring a yearly salary of $400,000.
She takes her role as an African-American news anchor very seriously, admitting that she feels a tremendous amount of responsibility.
Susan Li - $3 million
Even before landing her job as a journalist on the Fox Business Network, Susan Li came a long way. She was born in China and grew up in Toronto; Li has been a business news reporter all over the world with CBC, CNBC Asia, and CNBC Europe. Li left CNBC in August 2017, where it's estimated that she was making $650,995 a year.
As an international anchor, she brings a lot to the table; not only is she fluent in the stock market jargon, but she can also speak Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.
Rachel Nichols - $10 million
Rachel Nichols is as much a sports journalist she is a news anchor, Rachel has made a name for herself as one of the best in her field, which is why she has amassed a net worth of $10 million!
The reason for her on-screen popularity is the confidence she instills in her viewers when they watch her; we can just tell that she knows what she's talking about.
Yanet Garcia - $3 million
As a Mexican weather girl, Yanet Garcia has taken the world by storm. Since she started as a news anchor, she's mesmerized audiences and has even been called "the most beautiful weather girl in the world."
Yanet has worked hard to get where she is and is reportedly worth approximately $3 million.
Trish Regan - $30 million
TV host and Finance journalist Trish Regan has worked for several of the biggest networks during her career, including CNBC, NBC, and CBS. If that wasn't enough, she also has made multiple guest appearances on several shows, such as Street Smart, the Today Show, and presently she hosts her show "Trish Regan Primetime" on the Fox Business Network.
She is worth around $30 million and is married to an investment banker, with whom she has three children.
Josina Anderson - $2.2 million
Josina began her sports news career on the radio, and from there, she went on to host for CBS as a news anchor and reporter.
After feeling a lack of progress at her job working at CBS, she left her job and worked as a personal trainer before she was hired by Fox 31. But it was in 2011 that she landed her dream job as a sports reporter for ESPN.
Liz Cho - $3 million
Liz Cho has earned a reputation for working as one of the co-anchors for Eyewitness News. She has covered several original news stories over the past few decades, including significant political events.
Before her job on Eyewitness News, Liz anchored for ABC News, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and Nightline. She graduated from Boston University, majoring in journalism and history.
Poppy Harlow - $2 million
Knowledge certainly is power for CNN's Poppy Harlow. After years of working in front of the camera, she has endured criticism from the public, but she still manages to keep up with an ever-accelerating news cycle, and she doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon.
Born in 1982, the 37-year-old commands a reported $2 million annual salaries. And with a net worth of $6 million, the married mother of two has learned to take it all in stride.
Connie Chung - $15 million
Veteran journalist, Connie Chung, has anchored for numerous networks like NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. She was born to a Chinese diplomat, and Chung went on to attend the University of Maryland, where she studied journalism. Chung then worked her way up at Washington's WTTG-TV, eventually becoming a reporter for the station.
Chung went on to win an Emmy as well as a Peabody award after interviewing President Richard Nixon during the rise of the Watergate scandal. Chung is worth an estimated $15 million.
Dana Bash - $6 million
Dana Bash is an American journalist, anchorwoman, and political correspondent. She is best known for being featured on CNN. She graduated from George Washington University with a degree in political communication.
Her father served as a producer for ABC News and was the senior broadcaster producer of the television series Good Morning America.
Lesley Stahl - $40 million
As one of America's most honored and experienced broadcast journalists, her career has been marked by political revelations, investigations, as well as award-winning foreign reporting, a job that won her the Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2003 for overall excellence in reporting.
She began her 30th season on 60 Minutes in September 2019, having joined the broadcast as a correspondent in March 1991. Lesley is also the author of two best-selling books: "Reporting Live," about her work as a White House Correspondent, and, more recently, "Becoming Grandma."