The salaries paid to on-air contributors are typically kept under wraps across cable news channels, but a new report by The Hollywood Reporter notes that because at least 10 members of the Trump administration have been contributors to Fox News, a number of their salaries have been revealed in financial disclosures.
“Among the eight Trump staffers who were forced to disclose what Fox News paid them to contribute, salaries averaged about $141,000 and ranged from a low of $31,336 for New York socialite Georgette Mosbacher (who serves as ambassador to Poland) to a high of $569,423 for John Bolton, who now serves as Donald Trump’s national security adviser,” THR reports.
“Another U.S. ambassador, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, earned a salary of $175,000 while working for the network between May 2013 and 2017,” the report adds. “Richard Grenell, now the U.S. ambassador to Germany, earned a salary of $80,000 while serving as a Fox News contributor for about three and a half years, until December 2016. K.T. McFarland, who withdrew her nomination to serve as ambassador to Singapore, earned $63,518 per year during her nearly seven-year run as a Fox News national security analyst.”
THR adds: “Anthony Scaramucci, who had to file a financial disclosure form as a precondition for his 11 days of service as White House communications director, revealed that he earned $88,461 as a Fox Business Network contributor.”