Matt Lauer, Megyn Kelly Among Highest-Paid TV Personalities

By A.J. Katz 

Matt Lauer is the highest-paid TV newser for 2017, according to Variety.

Other national TV newsers who appear in the “Reality/News/Host” category are Lauer’s new colleague Megyn Kelly ($18 million), Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts ($18 million), Roberts’s GMA colleague and ABC’s chief news anchor George Stephanopoulos ($15 million), and CNN host Anderson Cooper ($12 million).

Surprisingly no Fox Newsers are included in this list.


Though salaries for these TV newsers dwarf anything BBC news anchors pull in each year, none of them have anything on Ellen DeGeneres, who is pulling in $50 million this year from her long-running syndicated program.