“I worked my way up by the 10th year at CNN to get a fee of $150,000. By the way, just as a point of reference, Anderson Cooper regularly bragged for years that his annual CNN contract was $10 million a year,” she wrote.
She followed that up by revealing that when she finally asked for a raise, ahead of her eighth time as co-host, CNN CEO Jeff Zucker instead slashed her salary by 30 per cent.
“The first two years I appeared on CNN, it didn’t even occur to me to ask for a salary,” she added. “The 8th year when I asked Jeff Zucker for a raise, he was so angry he docked me 30%. I’m sorry to say I took the pay cut because I truly enjoyed making you all laugh.”
According to the Daily Mail, CNN has yet to respond to the newspaper’s multiple requests for comment.