George Stephanopoulos Signs Multi-Million Dollar Deal

George Stephanopoulos Signs Multi-Million Dollar Deal
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George Stephanopolous signed a new multi-million dollar deal at ABC, according to an exclusive report by Page Six.

Before his time at ABC as a co-host on "Good Morning America" and the host of "This Week", Stephanopolous served as the White House Communications Advisor and Senior Advisor to the President during the Clinton years.

Page Six has the details of his massive contract:

Sources say that the broadcasting veteran — who’s been with the network since 2002 and anchors both “Good Morning America” and Sunday show “This Week” — was heavily courted by both CBS and CNN as the end of his last contract approached. CNN declined to comment.

But in the end, he stayed put, signing a deal with ABC worth somewhere between $15 million and $18 million per year. His previous, five-year contract was worth $15 million a year.

We’re told that in an effort to entice him to CBS News, execs offered Stephanopoulos Jeff Glor’s anchor chair on “CBS Evening News” — often considered the most prestigious role in TV news — and a plum gig on “60 Minutes.”

For reference, Matt Lauer -- formerly of the "Today Show" was paid somewhere between an estimated $20-25 million.

It's believed that Fox News star Sean Hannity is paid $36 million per year.

Stephanopolous' colleage at ABC, David Muir who hosts the evening news is paid $5 million per year.

 Source: American Update

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