BBC boss Tony Hall has promised to close the gender pay gap by 2020, but there’s a lot of work to do. Here are some examples, as The Guardian reported:
Huw Edwards, the lead presenter for BBC News at Ten, the corporation’s flagship news broadcast, and who presents BBC coverage of state and international events, makes a yearly salary of between £550,000 and £599,999. Fiona Bruce, who has presented BBC News at Six, BBC News at Ten, Crimewatch, Antiques Roadshow and most recently Fake or Fortune, has a yearly salary between £350,000 and £399,999.
John Humphrys, the presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Today program since 1987 and the host of the BBC Two quiz show Mastermind since 2003 makes £600,000 to £649,999. Mishal Husain, another presenter on the Today program, along with BBC World News and BBC Weekend News makes £200,000 to £250,000.
Gary Lineker, the BBC’s anchorman for soccer coverage makes £1,750,000 to £1,799,999. Clare Balding, reporter and presenter for coverage of major sporting events including six Olympic Games, horse-racing, Wimbledon tennis tournament and BBC Sports Personality of the Year makes £150,000 to £199,999.
Derek Thompson, who has played the part of nurse Charlie Fairhead in BBC’s Casualty since the show’s launch in 1986, starring in excess of 700 episodes makes £350,000 to £399,999. Gillian Taylforth, who has played Kathy Beale in BBC’s flagship soap opera EastEnders in more than 1,000 episodes makes £150,000 to £199,999.
Among the 96 top names earning £150,000 or more, 62 are male and 34 are female.