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The $65 Million Woman

By® Staff

Originally Posted

Katie was ready to walk and Today showed it was more than talk. NBC execs signed Couric on for a minimum of $13 million per year for five years.

This record-setting deal sets a positive precedent for female broadcasters who too often are paid 15 percent less - and, in smaller markets, as much as 50 percent less! - than their male peers. Couric, deemed the most popular person at NBC News, had the leverage of being wooed by syndicators and other networks.

You go, girl!

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