It’s 2016. But you wouldn’t know it looking at the difference in pay between the hosts of The Today Show.
A report by The Australian this morning revealed that Karl Stefanovic earns 2.5 times the salary of his female co-host Lisa Wilkinson.
While the exact details of Stevanovic’s contract are unconfirmed, the paper believes he rakes in roughly $2.5million annually, compared to $1million pay cheque Wilkinson agreed to in January.
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Stefanovic’s three-year deal, which was signed in December last year, also reportedly includes an additional $500,000 should the programme meet its rating targets during that period.
Further highlighting the thickness of the host’s pay packet, The Australian also noted that the head of the Nine Network, CEO Hugh Marks, only earns $1.4million.
A spokesperson for Channel Nine said they had no comment on the report.