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#1 "Will She Stand For It ?COURIC FACES PAY CUT; DEEP LAYOFFS CBSNEWS"
02-03-2010, 11:07 AM
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COURIC FACES PAY CUT; DEEP LAYOFFS HIT CBSNEWS
The angry source continues: "We report with great enthusiasm how much bankers are making, how it is out of step with reality during a recession. Well, look at Katie!"....Couric's $300,000 a week paycheck
CBSNEWS anchorwoman and 60 MINUTES contributor Katie Couric faces a dramatic pay cut at the network, insiders tell the DRUDGE REPORT.CBS boss Les Moonves is determined to save money and trim expenses -- from top to bottom -- at the former crown jewel of broadcasting.Couric, the highest paid TV news personality in history, commands over $14 million a year, plus bumps for non-EVENING NEWS appearances.
But her salary is now in the direct line of fire, network insiders explain, and a populist backlash against Couric's cash is said to be forming inside the newsroom."She makes enough to pay 200 news reporters $75,000 a year!" demands a veteran producer. "It's complete insanity."
Couric's $300,000 a week paycheck has become the obsession of disgruntled CBS staff, just as deep layoffs rock the fishbowl.
Dozens of employees -- including staff members in D.C., San Francisco, Miami, London, Los Angeles and Moscow -- are being let go, the NEW YORK OBSERVER reports.
Couric's current CBS contract expires next year.
02-03-2010, 12:28 PM
I couldn't care less about Couric or broadcast news shows but this is interesting for other reasons. In the article, people are quoted drawing a parallel between the seemingly inflated salaries of financiers and the salary of a newsreader. If people start putting this together, we can expect a conversation about celebutard pay-outs and sports figures next.
Just because a salary value is set at a certain level for a time, it doesn't mean that the value can't ever change. Inflated salaries for actors and athletes are pretty new in the big scheme of things. They could get rolled back if the public no longer assigns them that value. :)
02-03-2010, 12:34 PM
Who really cares? Couric is just a face on a tv show that I never watch.
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02-03-2010, 01:24 PM
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rumor is she wants Oprah's gig. far more appropriate.
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