These top-paid female news anchors are doing their part to bring us the news and smash through the glass ceiling. These women bring us the news and sports while doing it with style and grace. These women are amazingly talented, and they earn every cent with their heard work! Let’s take a look at some of the highest paid, women anchors.
Courtney Friel works as an amazing anchor for KTLA-TV in Los Angeles. This talented lady started as an anchor for WBBJ-TV in 2003, where she established a huge fan base. It’s easy to see why! She is currently worth a remarkable $12 million and her popularity is only rising. Impressive!
We all love Robin Meade from her role as the lead anchor on Morning Express with Robin Meade on HLN. This rising star earns $400,000 annually, and had a net worth of over $4.5 million. Her success is well deserved. Robin is extremely talented and smart.
We all know this funny lady. Chelsea Handler has somehow charmed us with her relatable, and profane-filled comedy. She has had successful shows on E!, Netflix, and TBS. It’s no wonder this brazen host, author, and comic is worth $40 million. Go Chelsea!
Natalie Morales has achieved global fame. With a Puerto Rican father who was in the air force, and a Brazilian mother, Natalie is bilingual and appeals to a wide, global audience. Her fearlessness when it comes to covering controversial subjects, and her smarts have earned her a net worth of between $6.5 – $8.5 million!
Melissa Theuriau is a journalist and anchor for French channel M6. However, her most impressive work is as head of a UNICEF organization called “La Rose. This organization provides education for underprivileged girls who otherwise wouldn’t have access. Theuriau is worth $18 million hard-earned dollars.
Katie Couric has been a household name and face since I was a kid. She is the global news anchor for Yahoo! And is extremely influential. This intelligent anchor has worked for ABC, CBS, and NBC. With credentials like that, she has earned her net worth of between $55 – 75 million.
Maria Bartiromo is the host of Mornings with Maria and Wall Street Week. This hard-hitting anchor is the first reporter to broadcast live from the New York Stock Exchange. She makes $6 million a year, and is worth $22 million!
Meredith Vieira has done it all – where to begin? She was the original host of ABC talk show The View, and co-host of Today. She even hosted “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”. She obviously wanted to be a millionaire, and she successfully did, because she’s worth a whopping $40 million. Go girl!
Bianna Golodryga is co-host of CBS This Morning and she also works for CNN. This finance anchor was named one of the top journalists under 30. This talented woman is worth $3 million!
Probably the most famous face on our list, Sawyer has been in broadcast for over 50 years! In 1984, she made huge strides for women by becoming the first female correspondent on 60 Minutes. Diane is worth around $80 million!
Hoda Kotb is another familiar face. She began her astounding career on NBC-TV in 1998 as a correspondent of my favorite show ever, Dateline NBC. This smart woman is worth around $12 million. She also authored a New York Times Bestseller autobiography. She works hard for the money!
Greta Van Susteren
Greta Van Susteren is one of the most hard-hitting and tough woman. This is because she used to be a criminal defense lawyer. She has worked as an anchor for CNN, NBC, and Fox. This powerful anchor is worth approximately $35 million.
Robin Roberts slays it on Good Morning America each morning with her talent for journalism. She began as a sports anchor at ESPN before joining Good Morning America. Roberts is worth a around $35 million!
With her own successful show Amanpour, and her anchor work on ABC News, it’s no wonder that this Peabody Award winner is an international treasure. Speaking of treasure – Amanpour is worth an estimated $12 million!
This hard-hitting journalist earned her respect (and net worth!) when she was the head reporter on CBS Ground Zero following the September 11th attacks in NYC. She is currently a co-host for Morning Joe in MSNBC, and is worth around $15 million.
Mitchell has been in the industry for over 50 years. She began as a news director for a student radio station, and now she has worked her way up to Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC. She also worked majorly in the presidential campaign coverage in 2016. She has a net worth of around $5 million!
Yanet Garcia was originally known for her striking beauty, but with a wealth of weather knowledge, and a knack for reporting, this Mexican news anchor has both beauty and brains. She is currently worth around $3 million.
What can we say about Kelly Ripa? She began as a soap actor on All My Children, but is now well known as co-host of Live! With Kelly and Ryan. She began this job, which seriously took off, when she teamed up with Regis Philbin in the 2000s to begin the show Live! Today this famous female is worth around $100 million. WOW! Go Kelly!
Barbara Walters is inarguably one of the most famous journalists, anchors, and authors in the world. Her top talent has made her the wealthiest female anchors currently working. This 89-year-old powerhouse is worth $150 million!
Abby Huntsman started her career at the age of SIXTEEN, working for Good Morning America. It wasn’t her favorite gig, but it landed her a life-changing role at MSNBC. A former member of the Mormon Church, she joined The View and split from the church in 2018. Today she is worth an estimated $20 million!
The talented Ann Curry has been a staple in the news industry for over 30 years. She has earned global fame with her hard-hitting reporting on a ton of disaster and war stories. Curry is one of the most influential reporters today – and she has worked extremely hard for her net worth of $10 million.
Current anchor of ABC’s 20/20 Elizabeth Vargas has worked as an anchor on World News Tonight. She also is also successful on the A&E channel now. Little known fact: Vargas was married to Marc Cohn? You know his hit, “Walking in Memphis.” She didn’t need his fame though, because on her own she’s worth $3 million!
Burnett is the host of her own show called Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN. Her willingness to travel anywhere to report a story gave her the nickname “The International Superstar.” This feisty female earns $3 million a year and has a net worth of $12 million. With her knowledge and experience, we’d say it’s well-earned!
Earhardt started her career before she even began college, so it’s no surprise she grew into such a success on Fox News in New York. She is worth an estimated $400,000.
Love her or hate her, you know her. Megyn Kelly is not afraid to speak her mind. She worked for 13 years on Fox News, and then did a brief 18-month stint with a show on NBC. Her controversial remarks have gotten her into hot water with some viewers, but she probably doesn’t really care – after all, she has $15 million dollars to cry into. Go Megyn!
This former Miss South Carolina obviously has beauty, but she has even more talent than just being pretty. She is a champion news anchor who now works on Access Hollywood. This star is worth an estimated $2 million!
You knew the list wouldn’t be complete without Rachel Maddow. Maddow’s strong convictions about certain things have made her a pretty big subject of interest in the journalism world. This tough anchor is worth around $20 million.
One of the women pioneering the growth of women in sports reporting has had great success in showing that sports reporting isn’t just a boys’ club. Charissa is on the Big Ten Network, and has also worked on ESPN and GSN. She is worth a reported $500,000.
This CNN news anchor makes it look easy with her skills and smarts. Brooke Baldwin’s superb reporting skills have earned her an estimated $1.3 million.
With her contagious smile and great attitude, Amy Robach makes us want to get out of bed every morning. Her likeability and smarts on Good Morning America on ABC have earned her around $1.4 million. Talk about a million-dollar smile!
Paula Faris is great in her role as host of The View. It took her a while to find the right path to her success, but she succeeded! She is currently worth $565,000, and she is only getting bigger!
Erin Andrews is the first name that pops into our heads when we think of female sports journalism. Not only is she great at reporting sports, she has also had success on not only Good Morning America, but Dancing with the Stars as well! This woman has done it all – and earned around $1.6 million while doing it all.
Rachel Nichols is another huge name amongst female sports reporters. She is an anchor who is not afraid to chase down a story. She must be pretty good at what she does, because Nichols is worth around $10 million!
Savannah Guthrie is a journalist and anchor who has been a White House correspondent, an anchor for The Daily Rundown, and The Today Show. Savannah is also an attorney. This woman can do it all – and she has $2 million to show for it!
Ginger Zee is the Chief Meteorologist on ABC News. She has also worked on Nightline and Good Morning America. Zee is currently worth around $500,000 – but she has nowhere to go but up!
Seeing female reporters grow in number is so great. These women have proven their talent time and time again, and are getting the recognition they deserve. You go girls! Keep up the amazing work!