Hoda Kotb recounted an incident where she had to advocate for a salary increase. During a discussion on the recent contract extension of Vanna White on Wheel of Fortune, the 59-year-old daytime broadcaster shared her own experience of facing pay disparity early in her career on the Wednesday episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna.
It is a formidable task for women
Kotb acknowledged that asking for a raise is often challenging for women. She acknowledged, For a considerable period, I was unquestionably receiving a significantly lower salary than my male counterparts who served as co-anchors.
Reflecting on her time as a correspondent for Dateline at NBC from 1998 to 2007, Kotb revealed that she may have been the lowest-paid correspondent during that period. She emphasised that pay inequality was evident at the time. Know more news updates from dailypopmix.com.
The importance has been emphasised
Hoda Kotb concurred that it is possible to possess grace and humility while still advocating for one's rightful compensation. Simultaneously, both of these attributes can be exhibited, she stated.
Please consider extending her contract
On Tuesday, Wheel of Fortune announced that it had agreed with Vanna White, aged 66, to extend her contract for another two years, ensuring her continued presence on the syndicated game show until the 2025-26 season.
Consequently, White will collaborate with Ryan Seacrest when he takes over hosting duties from Pat Sajak in the coming autumn. Wheel of Fortune commenced its 41st season last week, with Maggie Sajak, the game show's Social Media Correspondent, returning as the host's daughter.
Without any salary increments
A source familiar with White's negotiations previously informed that the mother of two, who has been a co-host of the game show since 1982, was seeking pay parity with the long-serving host after earning roughly $3 million annually for the past 18 years without any salary increases.
This is fantastic news, Seacrest, aged 48, exclaimed in a preview of an upcoming Sunday Sitdown segment in response to the report. She acknowledged, For a considerable time, I was unquestionably receiving a significantly lower salary than my male counterparts who served as co-anchors. I have been eagerly anticipating working with her, and now that it's official, I can say, 'Congratulations Vanna! I can't wait.'