BBC salaries: Outrage as gender pay gap and diversity issues laid bare

BBC salaries: Outrage as gender pay gap and diversity issues laid bare

The BBC has revealed their highest paid stars’ salaries, the broadcaster being criticised over the huge gender pay gap and lack of diversity, the top seven earners all being white men.
Radio 2’s Chris Evans tops the list, making between £2.2 million and £2.25 million in 2016/2017, closely followed by Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, who earned between £1.75 million and £1.8 million.

Other top earners include Graham Norton (£850,0000 – £899,999), Jeremy Vine (£700,000 – £749,999), John Humphrys (£600,000 – £649,999), Huw Edwards (£550,000 – £599,999), and Steve Wright (£500,000 – £549,999).

The highest paid female is Claudia Winkleman, who made between £450,000 and £499,999, over four times less than Evans. The second highest earning female is The One Show’s Alex Jones, with £400,000 – £449,000.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bbc-salaries-report-gender-pay-gap-bame-diversity-issues-chris-evans-a7848776.html