What Are Some of the Salaries of Past and Present ESPN Anchors?

What Are Some of the Salaries of Past and Present ESPN Anchors?

Some of the annual salaries of ESPN anchors past and present are: Dan Patrick - $1 million, Scott Van Pelt - $4 million, Stephen A. Smith - $3 million, Jim Rome - $14 million and Jon Gruden - $4.3 million. The first ESPN anchor to get paid $1 million was Dan Patrick.

Dan Patrick worked for ESPN from 1999 to 2007 and currently hosts "The Dan Patrick Show" on NBCSN. He also co-hosts NBC's "Football Night in America."

Scott Van Pelt has worked at ESPN for over a decade and hosts the midnight edition of "SportsCenter." Van Pelt signed a contract with ESPN that pays him $4 million annually.

Stephen A. Smith started working for ESPN in 2007 and co-hosts "ESPN First Take" with Skip Bayless. Smith signed a new contract with ESPN for $3.1 million annually. Smith is well-known for his fiery tone and controversial statements.

Jim Rome signed an eight-year contract with ESPN that ended in 2011. He then signed a $30 million a year contract with CBS to host a talk show on CBS Sports Radio.

Jon Gruden is a former NFL head coach and was hired by ESPN in 2010 as an analyst. He signed a contract extension with ESPN for $6.5 million annually. He is ESPN's highest paid on-air employee.