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.