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After 12 years with Fox News, Megyn Kelly is moving on and up to host several shows at NBC.
In a broad multiyear deal with the broadcast network, Kelly will anchor an NBC News program on Sunday evening, host an hour-long daily daytime news talk show, and become a mainstay in special political news events.
The new gig means that Kelly will also raise her salary from the previously reported $10 million to $12 million range at Fox to likely between $15 million and $20 million at NBC, according to The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
So where does that place Kelly’s paycheck versus the salaries of other big TV hosts?
In October, Variety released estimated numbers for the salaries of a range of TV actors and personalities. The estimates are based on surveys of actors, executives, attorneys, agents, and other representatives.
Here’s how Kelly’s likely salary ranks among those of other superstar TV hosts:
17. Anderson Cooper: $9 million to $11 million
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Cooper has been hosting his CNN show “Anderson Cooper 360” since 2003.
16. George Stephanopoulos: $10 million
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15. Chelsea Handler: $10 million
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It pays to move to Netflix. The former E! host reportedly signed a $10 million deal with Netflix consisting of several comedy specials and a talk show for the streaming service. Handler previously made between $8 million and $12 million for her E! show.
14. Shepard Smith: $10 million
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The Fox News anchor renewed his contract in 2013 in a multiyear deal, which changed his role to managing Fox News’ breaking news division and hosting “Shepard Smith Reporting.”
13. Robin Roberts: $10 million to $14 million
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The “Good Morning America” cohost received a big pay bump in the last few years. In 2013, it was estimated she made $6 million a year. Roberts has been an anchor on “Good Morning America” since May 2005.
12. Conan O’Brien: $12 million
O’Brien’s switch to TBS has proved more profitable than some of his late-night network competition. He has been hosting “Conan” since 2010 on the network. In May 2014, O’Brien signed a deal to stay on TBS through 2018.
11. Pat Sajak: $12 million
In 2013, Sajak told The Huffington Post he may be nearing the end of hosting the game show “Wheel of Fortune.” But his time at the wheel isn’t over just yet. In 2015, Sajak renewed his contract through the 2017-18 season.
10. Jimmy Kimmel: $13 million to $15 million
The king of “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” renewed his contract with ABC in 2016 through 2019.
9. Jimmy Fallon: $13 million to $15 million
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Since taking over “The Tonight Show,” Fallon has been dominating in the ratings against other late-night hosts.
8. Adam Levine: $13 million to $15 million
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Adam Levine has been on “The Voice” since season one, in 2011. Though it began as a spring TV series, it now airs another season in the fall. The show recently started its 11th season.
7. Miley Cyrus: $13 million to $15 million
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6. Megyn Kelly: $15 million to $20 million
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Kelly is set to make $15 million in her last year at Fox News. The cable news network offered her more than $20 million to renew her contract, according to The New York Times. Despite being courted by rival news organizations, including NBC News, it became clear that they could not match Fox News’ money, according to the The Times.
That likely means that NBC won over Kelly with a deal that would make her a star on its broadcast network – and hence give her a wider audience – with a salary landing between $15 million and $20 million.
5. Kelly Ripa: $16 million to $20 million
Ripa took over hosting duties on “Live!” in 2011 after the departure of Regis Philbin. She’s currently searching for a new cohost after Michael Strahan’s recent exit to host on “Good Morning America” in April.
The morning show was renewed through 2020 in January 2016.
4. Bill O’Reilly: $18 million to $20 million
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As of third-quarter 2016, “The O’Reilly Factor” held the No. 1 spot in cable news ratings.
3. Matt Lauer: $20 million
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In November 2016, the “Today” show host renewed his contract with NBC News for two more years for a $20 million salary, according to Fortune.
2. Ellen DeGeneres: $20 million
Now in its 14th season, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” DeGeneres’ syndicated talk show, was renewed through 2020.
1. Judge Judy Sheindlin: $47 million
Judy Sheindlin is still the highest-paid celebrity on TV. Now in its 21st season, Sheindlin’s “Judge Judy” is, as of 2015, the highest-rated first-run syndicated show during the week with about 10.3 million viewers. In 2015, Sheindlin extended her contract with CBS through 2020.