Greta Van Susteren is another lawyer turned news anchor. In her long career, she worked as a TV anchor and commentator for several networks, including Fox News, CNN, and NBC News. During the O.J Simpson trials, she regularly appeared on CNN as a legal analyst. She also worked on CNN as a legal analyst from 1994 to 2002 and co-hosted with Roger Cossack on the program Burden of Proof. Beginning in 2002, she hosted “On The Record With Greta Van Susteren.”
She left the network 14 years later, in 2016. She then moved to MSNBC to host the program “For The Record With Greta” for six months. In 2015, Forbes listed her as the 94th most powerful woman in the world.
Kelly Ripa – $22M
Kelly Ripa has been around the news block for a long time, and yet, it seems like she looks younger and younger by the day. She began her career in 1998 on the popular soap All My Children, where she played Hayley Vaughan. In 2000, she got her breakthrough role alongside Regis Philbin, co-hosting Live With Regis and Kelly. When Regis left the show, Kelly took over the show as the lead host.
Ryan Seacrest started hosting with her in 2017. Ripa makes a salary of $22 million and has a net worth of $100 million. She has been married to her former co-star on All My Children, Mark Consuelos, since 1996.
Robin Roberts – $25M
Before Robin started on ABC, she was a sports reporter on ESPN for 15 years, from 1990 to 2005. Thanks to her contributions to women’s basketball, she was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. After leaving ESPN, Robin was hired by ABC to work as an anchor of Good Morning America. She has been in this position since 2005.
One of the highlights of Robin’s career was interviewing Barack Obama after he won the 2008 presidential elections. In 2012, Robin was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. Her treatment has been televised and garnered a Peabody Award for the coverage.
Meredith Vieira – $40M
Things are starting to heat up on this list. The journalist, game show, and talk show host, Meredith Louise Vieira, was one of the first co-hosts of the talk show The View on ABC. Vieira began her career long before she started hosting The View. In 1975, she started working as a news broadcaster for WORC radio in Massachusetts. She eventually made her way to CBS, where she gained recognition for her work from 1982 to 1984.
She worked as a correspondent for major shows like West 57th and 60 Minutes. She also worked as a co-anchor of CBS Morning News for a year. She eventually moved to ABC and was involved with a few shows before getting hired to co-host The View. She was on the show from 1997-2006. She left the honorable role to co-host Today from 2006 to 2011. She was also the original host of the show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” In 2014, she released her new program, The Meredith Vieira Show, which she hosted until its cancelation in 2016.
Katie Couric – $55M
When you think of a female broadcaster, Katie Couric’s name likely pops into your head. She currently works as Yahoo’s Global news anchor. Her impressive resume includes 17 years at NBC News, 5 years at CBS, and 3 years at ABC News. At NBC, she was a co-host of the Today show, and at CBS, she was an anchor on CBS Evening News. Nowadays, she is a correspondent on 60 Minutes.
And what better thing to do with all your experience than to turn it into a book and inspire others? Couric is the author of several books. Her first book The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives, was a New York Times bestseller. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2004 for her contributions to broadcasting. She amassed $75 million from her years of work.