Jon Snow, 72, is one of the most well loved TV news presenters in the UK, and is the longest serving presenter of Channel 4 News. After years at the top of journalism, he is said to earn an impressive salary – even after a 25 percent pay cut in recent times.
Speaking about the pay cut, which occurred in 2018, Jon told the Daily Mail: “ITN’s not so good when it comes to equal pay, but I’ve taken a gender pay cut.
“I did it as a co-operative gesture. I took the cut over two months ago — 25 per cent. Alas, contractually, I am not able to disclose my salary then or now.”
In March 2018, it was revealed women at Channel 4 were earning 28.6 percent less than their male colleagues.
Sources at ITN have said Jon earns around £1million a year, according to the Daily Mail.
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Laura’s father Nick was a businessman who worked for a textile company, while her mother worked in children’s services, for which she received a CBE.
Laura grew up in Glasgow and has an older brother and sister, the latter of whom, Joanna Kuenssberg, was the High Commissioner of the UK to Mozambique.
In her early years, Laura went to an all-girls private school before studying for a degree in history at the University of Edinburgh.
After graduating from university, Laura studied journalism in Washington DC, and began working with American broadcaster NBC News.