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An E! presenter has quit after discovering her male co-host made close to double her salary

“How can I accept an offer that shows they do not value my contributions all those years?”

AN E! NEWS presenter has left the entertainment channel after discovering a large gap between her salary and that of her male co-host.

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Catt Sadler has worked for E! News for over ten years, hosting both the nightly news programme and a two-hour daytime show, Daily Pop.

Yesterday, she announced that she had quit due to a “massive disparity in pay” between her and her Daily Pop co-host, Jason Kennedy.

Writing on her website today, she said it was brought to her attention a while ago, but she only realised the full extent of it when E! sought to renew her contract:

When E! reached out to renew and extend my deal, I learned that he wasn’t just making a little more than I was. In fact, he was making close to double my salary for the past several years.

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“My team and I asked for what I know I deserve and were denied repeatedly,” she continued.

I have two decades’ experience in broadcasting and started at the network the very same year as my close friend and colleague that I adore. I lovingly refer to him as my ‘TV husband’ and I mean it.
But how can I operate with integrity and stay on E! if they’re not willing to pay me the same as him? Or at least come close? How can I accept an offer that shows they do not value my contributions and paralleled dedication all those years?

OG tv husband and l doing the rounds for E! tonight. #PromPose #ENews #DailyPop

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Sadler said she did not want to leave the job, but the “decision was made for her” – and now feels that she has an obligation to advocate for change in her industry.

“It was important to me to explain my departure. I did not want to disappear from your television screens and have you wonder why.”

E! has yet to comment on the reasons for Sadler’s departure.

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