Despite the fact that disgraced NBC News anchor Brian Williams has lost his “Nightly News” anchor chair, lost any kind of regular role at NBC News, and has been demoted to a breaking news anchor at low-rated MSNBC, he will still command an network anchor’s salary of somewhere between $8 million and $10 million per year.
Brian Williams will still make close to $10 million per year despite his demotion to a breaking news role at MSNBC, which has at best just 10 percent the audience of the “NBC Nightly News” broadcast, an individual with knowledge of his compensation told TheWrap.
The insider said that Williams would be making “between $8 and $10 million,” adding that the figure represented what the former anchor considered a big cut in pay.
The disgraced news anchor was making closer to $15 million at the network, not the $10 million that has been previously reported, the insider said.
This news comes on the heels of Williams completely bungling the first stage of his apology tour by refusing to admit that he deliberately tried to mislead anyone with serial lies told over a decade.
Although Williams is still in deep denial, still misleading people, and refusing to detail, retract and correct his serial lies, NBC News still believes he is a newsman worth $8 to $10 million per year.
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