Who Are Some of the Most Popular Female News Anchors?


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Some of the most popular female news anchors are Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour and Robin Roberts. These news anchors have hosted on broadcasting channels including ABC News, CBS Evening News and CNN News. The first female newscaster on a network news program was Ms. Barbara Walters, and she signed a $5 million a year deal to ABC television. Katie Couric has been a television host on the big three TV networks: CBS, NBC and NBC.

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Other famous female news anchors are Lisa Li, Leeza Gibbons, Rachel Maddow and Meredith Vieira. Rachel Maddow is the first openly gay anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States. She hosts a nightly TV show called The Rachel Maddow Show.

The richest female news anchors are Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira, with estimated net worths ranging from $150 million to $40 million. Barbara Walters is the richest and most successful female news anchor with a net worth of $150 million. Walters was the first female to co-host any network news program and also created and co-hosted the famous show "The View." Walters' most famous interview was of Monica Lewinsky in 1999; the interview received the highest rating ever for a news program with over 74 million viewers.

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