CNN News Anchors

In current times, news anchors are some of the wealthiest celebrities in the world. Good news anchors typically have to prove themselves throughout their careers.

In order to get high paying jobs, most newscasters and journalists have built a career based on knowledge, experience and integrity. 

However, to get to the very top there has to be something “SPECIAL” that would keep viewership and rankings alive.

How much money do CNN anchors earn in a year?

According to the CNN website, Anchors make anywhere from $40,000 (freelance) to several million, depending on tenure and experience.

These numbers are however very generic and top anchors are raking in way more as we will see in the list below.

Highest-Paid CNN News Anchors

CNN Has Second Most-Watched Year Ever in 2021. Making is possible among other factors are anchors keeping viewers hooked to the channel. Below is the list of Highest paid Anchors.

1. Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper is the richest news anchor. In 1995 Anderson became a news correspondent for ABC and in 2001 began working for CNN.

He started his nightly news program Anderson Cooper 360° in 2003. He goes on location for breaking news and covers political issues.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper clocks in as the highest-paid anchor or host in cable news, earning $12 million.

Anderson Cooper

2.Wolf Blitzer

Wolf Blitzer is the anchor of CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, which airs weekdays at 6 p.m. ET.

Blitzer’s average salary is $5 million per year.

CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer
Wolf Blitzer

3. Erin Burnett

Erin Burnett is the anchor of CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront”.

She makes $3 million a year

Erin Burnett at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
Erin Burnett


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