Sports wouldn’t be the same without all the pieces that come together for it. The fans, arenas, coaches, and of course, the reporters and analysts who contribute significantly to the lore of the game. Personalities like Erin Andrews and Mike Golic breathe life into these competitive games as few others can. They make millions covering events like the Super Bowl or the NBA Finals, but it doesn’t come easy. How much do they earn in salary and who gets paid the most?
$500,000 – Molly Qerim
Molly Qerim first rose to prominence when she took over as the moderator for ESPN’s First Take. The anchor works alongside a few others we will get to later, and has helped push the show to become one of the highest-rated sports talk shows on TV.
Before landing the ESPN gig, Qerim hosted NFL AM and NFL Fantasy Live on NFL Network. She’s covered all the major sporting events like the NBA Draft and the Super Bowl during her time in the sports world.