Katie Pavlich – $85,000
It seemed inevitable that author and journalist Catherine “Katie” Pavlich would become a star from the beginning. After all, she’s a descendent of an American Revolution solider, making her eligible to join the non-profit the Daughters of the American Revolution. Meanwhile, while in college, she began dating Brandon Darby, founder of the non-profit Common Ground Collective. However, no one knew that Pavlich would one day become one of the highest-paid TV hosts ever!
After graduating from the University of Arizona in 2010, Pavlich earned her first TV job as an alternate anchor on Fox’s The Five. Simultaneously, she also picked up freelance projects for other major channels, including CNBC and Fox Business, becoming a hit with viewers across the US. Now, fans can see her five days a week on Fox News’ Outnumbered! Pavlich has also published two books, Fast and Furious and Assault & Flattery.
Jillian Mele – $85,000
Most TV hosts and journalists don’t hit a home run right out of the gate. However, current Fox & Friends anchor Jillian Mele managed to become a star with her very first project! Not long after graduating from La Salle University, Mele had the chance to pioneer a female-led show about the Olympics for NBC 10 in Philadelphia. The show did so well it earned Mele an Emmy for her work!
After the Olympics, NBC promoted Mele first to a sports show called Breakfast on Board and then quickly to the Eagle postgame show, Endgame. While on Endgame, Fox spotted the anchor and knew they had to have her. So, in 2017, Mele accepted a position at Fox and became one of the hosts of the very popular Fox & Friends, where she remains today!