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SCOTT PELLEY REPORTEDLY SEEKING A BIG RAISE

April 16, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley is seeking a substantial pay raise from his current $5 million per year when his contract comes up for renewal in the weeks ahead, Politico.com reported today (Wednesday), citing sources familiar with the negotiations. Pelley currently earns less than half what his rivals, Brian Williams at NBC and Diane Sawyer at ABC, do. Williams reportedly earns $13 million per year; Sawyer, $12 million. Pelley’s predecessor, Katie Couric, was reportedly paid $14 million per year. Although CBS Evening News has seen its ratings increase by 10 percent since he took over, it trails the other two newscasts by a long distance — 22 percent in the case of Williams; 14 percent in the case of Sawyer.