Martha Kearney confronts BBC boss over why she is STILL paid less than ...

Martha Kearney took her BBC boss to task in public yesterday over why she is still paid less than her Today co-presenter John Humphrys

Martha Kearney took her BBC boss to task in public yesterday over why she is still paid less than her Today co-presenter John Humphrys

Martha Kearney took her BBC boss to task in public yesterday over why she is still paid less than her Today co-presenter John Humphrys.

In a discussion with the Radio 4 programme’s editor, Sarah Sands, at the Hay Festival, she disputed the Corporation’s claim to be tackling the gender pay gap.

Miss Kearney told her: ‘I’m not paid the same as John Humphrys’ – forcing Mrs Sands to attempt to defend the disparity.

Miss Kearney, who joined Today in April, was revealed to be earning between £200,000 and £249,999 a year when the BBC published the salaries of its highest-earning stars last July. 

Humphrys, 74, took home between £600,000 and £649,000, although he said he will now be earning ‘hugely less’ after agreeing to take a pay cut.

Mrs Sands, 56, who took over as Today editor last

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