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Q: Los Angeles TV News ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Los Angeles TV News
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: lf205-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 29 Dec 2004 15:59 PST
Expires: 28 Jan 2005 15:59 PST
Question ID: 448957
Who is the highest paid newscaster in Los Angeles?
Subject: Re: Los Angeles TV News
Answered By: googlenut-ga on 29 Dec 2004 20:39 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello lf205-ga,

Based on the information that I have found, I believe that Paul Moyer
of KNBC is the highest paid news anchor in Los Angeles.

According to the following article, in 1998 Paul Moyer was the highest
paid news anchor in Los Angeles at an annual salary of $2 million.
Anchors who can attract viewers get big paychecks - television news anchors
Los Angeles Business Journal, August 24, 1998
?The highest-paid anchor in Los Angeles is KNBC's Paul Moyer, who
reportedly earns $2 million a year. The veteran anchor worked for
years at KNBC in the shadow of Tom Snyder. Moyer later moved to KABC
and was wooed back Channel 4, resulting in a bidding war that earned
him his record salary.?

However, the following more recent articles indicate that Paul Moyer
is likely still the highest paid news anchor in Los Angeles. 
L.A. duopolies grapple with changes at TV stations: futures of highly
paid newscasters in doubt - Media & Technology - Brief Article
Los Angeles Business Journal, August 12, 2002
?In a show of how valued top anchors continue to be, KNBC recently
signed a six-year deal with Paul Moyer rumored to be worth $3 million
a year.?

The University of Arizona Alumni Association
Paul Moyer, On the Air
?A 1964 UA grad, Moyer not only has covered some of the biggest
stories in the last 30 years, he?s the highest paid local news anchor
in the United States.?

Ron Fineman?s On The Record
April 29, 2002
?Over at KNBC, one insider has expressed concern that Moyer might well
be re-signed there.  This person feels Moyer is overpaid, and that
some of his salary could be better spent on writers or editors. And
let me add, this source is NOT a writer or editor. Our insider said
"How can you justify a guy making two or two-point-three million
dollars? It sends a bad message." This person also says if the 11pm
has been losing 30 percent of its leadin, how can he "still command
that kind of money?"  Being in lean times, this KNBCer feels you just
can't justify Moyer's big salary, and believes the public wouldn't
mind seeing him go.?
?Paul Moyer, who not only has covered some of the biggest stories in
the last 30 years, is one of the highest paid local news anchors in
the United States?

For more information about Paul Moyer, see the KNBC website:

Paul Moyer

I hope you have found this information helpful.  If you have any
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lf205-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you for your help!!  Exactly what I was looking for!

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