Female BBC news presenters earn £6,500 less than men

By Patrick Smith

The BBC pays its female reporters on its flagship news programmes £6,500
less on average than their male counterparts according to answers obtained
under the Freedom of Information Act.

The average salary of reporters on the One, Six and Ten o’clock news is
£65,625 for men and £59,050 for women.

The BBC stated that salaries are
determined according to the relative experience, age and length of service

In a separate answer, the BBC revealed that the number of its staff earning
more than £100,000 a year has increased from 107 in 2001 to 322 in September this
year, although this figure excludes the earnings of members of the Executive
Board.

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