When Georgie Gardner stepped into the Today Show chair, taking the helm of one of the most sought-after gigs in television, it was never going to take long for conversation to inevitably turn to money.
After all, Lisa Wilkinson’s exit was shrouded in debates about equal pay, the rumour being conflict arose when Channel 9 executives refused to pay her the same as her co-host Karl Stefanovic.
So, what would Channel 9 learn this time? Would they finally give in to the pressure of gender politics and pay Gardner the same as Stefanovic?
According to the Daily Telegraph, not quite.