A television personality who has been pulling down a regular paycheck has decided to walk because of the size of that paycheck. Catt Sadler, who has been co-hosting the E! Entertainment shows “Daily Pop” and “E! News,” discussed her reasons for leaving in a post on her website, which you can read in full by clicking here.
Sadler said she decided to leave after learning that her on-air partner Jason Kennedy has been making almost twice as much money as she does. She said she felt she needed to take a stand to “make it better for the next generation of girls.”
In her online post, Sadler said that when she was named a host of “Daily Pop” this year, it “meant double duty. Hosting a live, two-hour daytime show while also hosting ‘E News’ most nights. It was creatively challenging but genuinely one of the most fulfilling years of my professional career. Coincidentally, around this same time an executive from E brought something alarming to my attention — namely, that there was a massive disparity in pay between my similarly situated male co-host and myself. More recently, when E reached out to renew and extend my deal, I learned that he wasn’t just making a little more than I was. In fact, he was making close to double my salary for the past several years.”
E! wasn’t providing specifics about salaries, but released a statement saying it pays its employees appropriately based on their roles, without regard to gender.
Sadler sent out a tweet on Tuesday announcing her exit from E! Here it is …