For over half a century, male anchors have always dominated the television and radio airwaves. Female anchors during the earlier days in broadcast news were virtually non-existent. But thanks to the progresses in culture, media and overall changing views about gender equality, there are now many female anchors who are delivering us our daily news. In fact, women anchors have officially taken over in terms of time on air: 52% of stories are now delivered by women anchors! Get ready to be blown away by the eye-popping salaries these news goddesses demand, and their explosive net worths as a result of their lucrative careers. Click below to see the list!
Ainsley Earnhardt ($400,000)
A University of South Carolina graduate, as well as a South Carolina native, Ainsley began her broadcast career before she even graduated from college. She served as a local reporter for the Columbia, South Carolina CBS news station. She then went on to take a job as the weekday news anchor for KENS-TV Eyewitness News out of San Antonio, Texas. She stayed there, in Texas, for two years, before she landed her current job. In 2007 she landed a job out of New York City working for the Fox News Channel. Her reported income at this current position is estimated at $400,000 per year.
Erin Andrews ($1.6 Million)
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.