Erin Burnett earns $3 million per year hosting her own CNN news show, "Erin Burnett, Outfront," as of July 2015. Burnett's hour long television show premiered in October 2011 and features the day's top news stories ranked from number 1 to 7 in order of importance, panel analysis and discussion and taped segments with various CNN correspondents.
Erin Burnett began her career with CNN as a writer and booker for "Moneyline" and was host of CNBC's "Streetsigns" from 2005 to 2011. She has a net worth of $12 million, as of 2015. Matt Lauer, host of the "Today Show," is the highest paid news personality, earning $25 million per year, reports the Huffington Post.