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24 Highest-paid hosts in the news business: Top Paid News Anchors

Matt Lauer with Robert De Niro

In the world of TV news, NBC “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer has been named the highest paid hosts in the news business —- top-paid news broadcaster, drawing an estimated $22-25 million every year, according to TV Guide.

Here is the full list, some of the figures may startle you!

Fox News host, Bill O’Reilly ranked No. 2, drawing an estimated $17 million a year, followed by Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts  (3rd,) NBC Nightly’s Brian Williams (4th,) and CNN’s Anderson Cooper (5th,) pulling in a reported an eye-popping $11 million a year.

Matt Lauer with Robert De Niro

Who makes the most money for keeping the public informed and entertained – 24 Highest-paid hosts in the news business: Top- Paid News Anchors?

1. Matt Lauer, Today $22–25 million

2. Bill O’Reilly, The O’Reilly Factor $18 million

3. Robin Roberts, Good Morning America $14 million

4. Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News $13 million

5. Anderson Cooper,
Anderson Cooper 360 $11 million

6. Shepard Smith,
Shepard Smith Reporting $10 million

7. George Stephanopoulos,
GMA , This Week $9 million

8. Rachel Maddow,
The Rachel Maddow Show $7 million

9. Scott Pelley,
CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes $7 million

10. Bret Baier,
Special Report With Bret Baier $6 million

11. Maria Bartiromo,
Fox Business $6 million

12. Katie Couric,
Yahoo! News $6 million

13. Megyn Kelly,
The Kelly File $6 million

14. David Muir,
ABC World News, 20/20 $5 million

15. David Gregory,
Meet the Press $4 million

16. Lawrence O’Donnell,
The Last Word $4 million

17. Erin Burnett
, OutFront $3 million

18. Nancy Grace,
Nancy Grace $3 million

19. Steve Kroft,
60 Minutes $3 million

20. Willie Geist,
Today, Morning Joe $2.5 million

21. Natalie Morales,
Today $2.5 million

22. Byron Pitts,
ABC News $1.2 million

23. Bill Weir,
CNN $750,000

24. Ronan Farrow,
Ronan Farrow Daily $650,000

Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is chief executive and editorial director of The CEOWORLD magazine, overseeing the organization’s news and features departments.

Under Dr. Amarendra's leadership, The CEOWORLD magazine has become the world's most iconic news organization, whose rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling connect with millions of business leaders every day.

Dr. Amarendra holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School in France; a Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris; and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his Master's Degree In Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States. Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a macro-economist and visiting professor at Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

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