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Old 09-10-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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It's no secret that Chris Marrou (KENS) and Greg Simmons (KSAT) make well over six figure incomes. I'd estimate Marrou 400,000 to half a million. I'd say Simmons is in the 350,000 range.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:12 PM
 
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doubtful. i have a good friend who is an sports anchor in a mid sized market, and he doesnt even make 100k. theres a million guys willing to do his job for less. those 2 are both under 200k for sure.
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Glendale, KY
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I worked in TV news for several years; tell your nephew to go to tvjobs.com to get info about markets and salaries...but I'll tell you this, only those at the top make any real money...most live in poverty.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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I thought that clip was from KABB.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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I am/was in the TV news business. The pay is not pretty. And it's getting worse. I started work out of college in the mid 20's. Could barely make ends meet.
And then I got a nice boost to a new market, about double that...but then I was laid off. Probably because I was making "too much"? LOL.
And then there are bigger cities...where they know people will want to go. Those people don't make much any more, because the competition is tough and you can always find someone just as good to work for less money. I know many people who want to go to places like san diego...and i've heard they make in the mid-thirties. I don't know anyone who could live in san diego for that much.
Sure, you have the top market news anchors still making nice money. I know the top anchors in Detroit make six-figures, more or less... but when they leave...(which is once in a blue moon) a lot of places just don't fill the spot to save that money. And if they do fill the anchor spot, you can bet it will be for much less money.
And because Ad revenue is down, a lot of stations are asking people to take pay cuts and furlough days as well. A friend of mine got an offer from one station for pay in the mid-twenties, but he'd have to take a day or two of unpaid furlough every month.
My advice to your nephew, is if you are REALLY passionate about it, good luck and give it a go. As long as you don't mind watching your engineer and doctor friends really make some top money while you tough it out in very small towns, making very little money.
Not to say money is everything, it's a very interesting business.
But the hours are long and there is a lot of sacrifice. And for what I've heard about what's happening to the biz...you certainly can't start a life with that kind of cash.
But who knows...maybe he'll get lucky and end up on ESPN. ;-)
Oh, and the boom goes the dynamite kid? Ended up in El Paso, TX, I believe. That's a stable mid-to-small market. There is hope after MAJOR Snafu's LOL.
Good luck!
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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Don Harris started there working for free when he was young.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'm guessing your nephew is out of college already.
But if he's not... when I lived in Missouri I noticed that the NBC station from Columbia would always have at least 1 student working in their news being an anchor, but doing something small and simple (I always thought it was great that they did that)
They'd usually have the student for 2-4 weeks and then another student would take his/her spot.

I just found out that the station is owned by the university
KOMU.com - About Us - Coverage You Can Count On (http://www.komu.com/satellite/SatelliteRender/KOMU.com/ba907e95-c0a8-2f11-01bb-b559cc7dab3a - broken link)
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