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.iPhone transfer software
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