The Highest Paid Female News Anchors And Their INSANE Net Worths

#38 – Melissa Francis ($400,000)

Having had a long and lucrative career, Melissa was once a star of the iconic television show Little House On The Prairie.  Her resume boasts stints on both CNET and CNBC.  Fox News hired her in 2012, and she acted as both a financial news reporter and an anchor.  She continues to act and has appeared in such films as The Dictator and Race To Witch Mountain.  She has authored a book as well.  Her estimated income is $400,000, with $300,000 coming from Fox News and $100,000 coming from Fox Business News

#37 – Charissa Thompson ($500,000)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25: TV personality Charissa Thompson attends the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Throughout her impressive career, Charissa has been associated with some of the biggest sports networks in the business—ESPN, Versus, GSN, and the Big Ten Network.  She has served as both television host and sportscaster at one time or another for all four networks.  She currently serves as a sideline reporter for the NFL games on FOX.  She continues to work at the Big Ten Network, also as a sideline reporter, covering both college football and college basketball games.  She is former co-host of the FSN’s The Best Damn Sports Show Period until it was cancelled in 2009.  It is estimated that she makes $500,000.

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