Reports: Couric May Be Forced to Take Pay Cut; CBS Denies

Feb 3, 2010  •  Post A Comment

CBS News has been making cuts to save the bottom line and even Katie Couric make be forced to take a salary reduction, reports the Drudge Report and the New York Post

Insiders are reportedly ticked off that Couric is making $300,000 a week. One disgruntled producer was quoted by Drudge as saying, "She makes enough to pay 200 news reporters $75,000 a year! It’s complete insanity."

CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus denied the report, however, telling TVNewser, "There hasn’t been one single discussion about altering Katie’s role or adjusting her contract … Not one single discussion with anyone involved in the decision-making process."

Reportedly, Couric currently makes $14 million a year for her anchor duties on the CBS Evening News and contributing to "60 Minutes."

–Allison J. Waldman

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