E! boss defends Catt Sadler's wage gap and gets immediately called out

E! boss defends Catt Sadler's wage gap and gets immediately called out

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Today in Making Excuses for Sexism, NBCU Lifestyle Network president, Frances Berwick, cited everything from “misinformation” to the role of “expertise” as reasons for why E! was paying female host Catt Sadler nearly half as much as her male counterpart, Jason Kennedy.

Sadler left her long-standing position at E! late last month after becoming aware of the enormous pay gap and decided to take a stand as the industry’s culture of misogyny faces a seismic shift.

But in statements made at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday, Berwick claimed that the two co-hosts, “had different roles, and therefore different salaries.” She went on to explain that, “Catt was focused on daytime; Jason Kennedy is on prime evening news, plus red carpet. Our employees’ salaries are based on their roles and their expertise, regardless of gender. So we wish Catt well, but I hope that sets the record straight on that.” Read more…

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Source: Mashable | E! boss defends Catt Sadler's wage gap and gets immediately called out

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