News Anchors and Reporters

How Credible Are They?

January 2013

UPDATES: June 2015
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With the arrival of Fox News in 1996, the world of broadcast news changed as we knew it. Fox came on the scene with a single purpose which was to promote conservative politics; not report the news as it materialized. They were successful not only in that endeavor, but in drawing a large percentage of viewing audience. Much like Star Trek's Borg, Fox has assimilated their viewers, changing the way they think, act & speak, and what they believe; another successful endeavor.

For a while, other broadcast news services tried to combat partisan reporting with straight news; but most have given up and joined Fox if only in a more subtle way. In more ways than one, they've realized it is much better for the corporate bottom line.

Although they are more subtle than CNBC and CNN, the evening news networks are following the leader. ABC and CBS have a very quite, almost unnoticeable, way of reporting in favor of conservatism. While NBC is less devious in concealing it, they have yet to catch up with cable news.

In an attempt to rival the overwhelming conservative reporting, a few Liberal and Progressive reporters managed to convince MSNBC - part of NBC - to give them some air time. However, unlike Fox, MSNBC weeds out most over-the-top extremist.

Those of us who seek the truth from our sources and don't get it tend to blame the anchors and reporters. While that blame is generally well deserved, in most cases their words are dictated by what's on the teleprompter; with some ad lib allowed providing they follow policy (which most want to do anyway). What's on the teleprompter is decided by behind-the-scene managers. Therefore, it is they who decide what is reported and how.

The result of all this is that main-stream broadcast news has lost all its credibility for honest, straight-forward reporting --- even with those who are loyal. The faithful know what is reported is mostly tainted, but, whether true or not, they continue to watch and listen because it's what they want to hear. So who do we really blame here?

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Below are 100-plus names and photo's of most well-known / familiar anchors and reporters for both cable news and networks. Based on years of observation, they have been placed in three categories which are defined in the following legend.

Legend
= Contributes Mightily to Chaos, Destruction, Division, Propaganda and Occasional Lies
= Blatantly Promotes GOP Ideology (Knowingly Allow Conservative Guest to Make False and/or Untrue Statements without challenge); Constantly Challenges Democrats; Most Political Reports Are Inflammatory Toward Democrats or Simply to Make Them Look Bad; Typically Ignore Unflattering Stories about Republicans
= Tend to Report With a Right Slant
No Symbol = Implies Somewhat Neutral

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Fox Anchors & Reporters







Andrew Napolitano
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$8 Million


Bill Hemmer
Salary:
$1 million-plus
Net Worth:
$3 Million


Bill O'Reilly
Salary:
$17 Milliom
Net Worth:
$75 Million


Bret Baier
Salary:
$7 Milliom
Net Worth:
$16 million


Brian Kilmeade
Salary:
$200,000
Net Worth:
$2 Million



Brit Hume
Salary:
Retired
Net Worth:
$4 Million


Chris Wallace
Salary:
$1 Million
Net Worth:
$6 Million


Eric Bolling
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$18 Million


Gregg Jarrett
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$2 million


Greta Van Susteren
Salary:
$1.3 million
Net Worth:
$35-40 Million


Gretchen Carlson
Salary:
$800,000
Net Worth:
$3-4 Million



Heather Childers
Salary:
$?? million
Net Worth:
$3.5 Million


Jamie Colby
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Jane Skinner
Salary:
Left Fox
Net Worth:
$??


John Stossel
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$4 million


Jon Scott
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Laurie Dhue
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??



Martha MacCallum
Salary:
$700,000
Net Worth:
$8 Million


Megyn Kelly
Salary:
$6 million
Net Worth:
$15 million


Neil Cavuto
Salary:
$10 Million Est.
Net Worth:
$23 million


Sean Hannity
Salary:
$25-30 Million
Net Worth:
$50-60 Million


Shephard Smith
Salary:
$10 million
Net Worth:
$20-25 Million


Steve Centanni
Salary:
Retired
Net Worth:
$??



Steve Doocey
Salary:
$500,000
Net Worth:
$2 million


Trace Gallagher
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Uma Pemmaraju
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Maria Bartiromo
Salary:
$6 Million
Net Worth:
$22 million


Melissa Francis
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??

CNBC Anchors & Reporters


Amanda Drury
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Andrew Ross Sorkin
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Becky Quick
Salary:
$300,000
Net Worth:
$2 million


Bertha Coombs
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Bill Griffeth
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Brian Shactman
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??



Carl Quintanilla
Salary:
$500,000
Net Worth:
$2.5 million


David Faber
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$40 million


Donny Deutsch
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Jim Cramer
Salary:
$100 million est.
Net Worth:
$??


Joe Kernen
Salary:
$2 million
Net Worth:
$14 million


Larry Kudlow
Salary:
$1 Million
Net Worth:
$80 million







Melissa Lee
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$5 million


Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
Salary:
$780,000
Net Worth:
$??


Rick Santelli
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$6 million


Ron Insana
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??



Sue Herera
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$4.5 million


Tyler Mathisen
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$800,000

CNN Anchors & Reporters


Alina Cho
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Alison Kosik
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Ali Velshi
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Ashleigh Banfield
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Brianna Keiler
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Brooke Baldwin
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??



Campbell Brown
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Candy Crowley
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Carol Costello
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Christine Romans
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Erin Burnett
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Gloria Borger
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??



Howard Kurtz
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


John Berman
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Poppy Harlow
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Randi Kaye
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Soledad O'Brien
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Suzanne Malveaux
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??



Victor Blackwell
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Wolf Blitzer
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Zoraida Sambolin
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Anderson Cooper
Salary:
$11 million
Net Worth:
$100 Million


Jake Tapper
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Alisyn Camerota
Salary:
$620,000
Net Worth:
$2.5 Million
Moved from Fox

NBC / MSNBC Anchors & Reporters


Andrea Mitchell
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Anne Thompson
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Brian Williams
Salary:
$10 Million
Net Worth:
$40-50 Million


Chris Matthews
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Chuck Todd
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


David Gregory
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??



Erica-Hill
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


J.J. Ramberg
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Joe Scarborough
Salary:
$4-6 Million
Net Worth:
$18 Million


Kelly ODonnell
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Lester Holt
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Lisa Myers
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??



Matt Lauer
Salary:
$25 million
Net Worth:
$60 Million


Meredith Vieira
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Mika Brzezinski
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Nancy Snyderman
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Page Hopkins
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Pat Buchanan
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??



Savannah Guthrie
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Tom Brokaw
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Ann Curry
Salary:
$5 million
Net Worth:
$10 Million


Rachel Maddow
Salary:
$7 million
Net Worth:
$20 Million

ABC Anchors & Reporters


Bob Woodruff
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Brian Ross
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Dean Reynolds
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Diane Sawyer
Salary:
$12 Million
Net Worth:
$40 Million


George Stephanopoulos
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


David Muir
Salary:
$5 Million
Net Worth:
$??



Katie Couric
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Robin Roberts
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Sam Donaldson
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Josh Elliott
Salary:
$2 Million
Net Worth:
$5 Million

CBS Anchors & Reporters


Bob Schieffer
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Jim Axelrod
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Julie Chen
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Lesley Stahl
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Norah O'Donnell
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Rebecca Jarvis
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??



Richard Schlesinger
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Rita Braver
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


Scott Pelley
Salary:
$7 million
Net Worth:
$??


Sharyl Attkisson
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??

Newspapers & Magazines Reporters and Pundits


Bob Woodward
Salary:
$??
Net Worth:
$??


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