Lauer Tops List of Highest Earners in News

By Andrew Gauthier 


TVGuide has just released a breakdown of the top salaries in TV. Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Laurie, and Charlie Sheen are at the top of the talk, drama, and comedy categories, respectively.

Here are the top ten earners in news…


Matt Lauer (NBC) $16 million

Katie Couric (CBS) $15 million

Brian Williams (NBC) $12.5 million

Diane Sawyer (ABC) $12 million

Meredith Vieira (NBC) $11 million

Bill O’Reilly (Fox News) $10 million

George Stephanopoulos (ABC) $8 million

Keith Olbermann (MSNBC) $7 million

Shepard Smith (Fox News) $7 million

Wolf Blitzer (CNN) $3 million