How Much Money Do The Highest-Paid News Anchors Make?

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It’s no secret that Matt Lauer takes home a boatload of money every year for his role on The Today Show, but how much?  What about guys like Bill O’ Reilly and Scott Pelley, how much do they make?  Thanks to The Daily Beast, now we know how much the highest-paid anchors make every year!

NBC’s Matt Lauer, $25 million for the “Today” show

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, $20 million for “The O’Reilly Factor”

Fox News’ Sean Hannity, $15 million for “Hannity”

NBC’s Brian Williams, $13 million for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams”

ABC’s Diane Sawyer, $12 million for “World News with Diane Sawyer”

CNN’s Anderson Cooper, $11 million for “Anderson Cooper 360″

Fox News’ Shepard Smith, $10 million for “Fox Report” and “Studio B”

CBS’ Charlie Rose, $8 million for “CBS This Morning”

NBC’s Al Roker, $7 million for the “Today” show

Fox News’ Bret Baier, $7 million for “Special Report with Bret Baier”

ABC’s Robin Roberts, $6 million for “Good Morning America”

CNN’s Piers Morgan, $6 million for “Piers Morgan Tonight”

CBS’ Scott Pelley, $5 million for “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley”

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, $5 million for “Good Morning America”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, $5 million for “Hardball with Chris Matthews”

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, $4 million for “Morning Joe”

MSNBC’s Ed Schultz, $4 million for “The Ed Show”

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, $3 million for “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, $2 million for “Morning Joe”

CNN’s Erin Burnett, $2 million for “OutFront”

CBS’ Gayle King, $2 million for “CBS This Morning”

Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” crew, which average $2 million each

NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, $2 million for the “Today” show

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