Chris Licht Net Worth 2023: Chris Licht is one of the most famous newsreaders on TV. The TV producer has been working in the business for 30 years. He has been the chairman and chief executive officer of CNN since May 2022.
Licht is known for being in charge of the shows The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Morning Joe, and CBS This Morning. Over the course of his 30-year career as a producer and journalist, the man has made a lot of money. Here is what we know about his income and net worth.
Chris Licht Net Worth
CelebrityNetWorth.com says that Chris Licht has a net worth of $15 million. Almost all of these earnings come from his jobs in journalism and making TV shows. His salary is said to be around $3 million per year.
Licht got a degree in broadcast journalism and political science from Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 1994. Soon after he graduated from college, he started working at KNBC in Los Angeles. Later, he worked for NBC affiliates in both Los Angeles and San Francisco.
In 2005, he started working at MSNBC as the executive producer for Scarborough Country and Morning Joe. Licht joined CBS in 2011 and was given the job of vice president of programming at CBS News.
He started being in charge of CBS This Morning the following year. Under his direction, the show went to new heights and had more success than ever before. In 2016, he became the executive producer of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which had its biggest weekly audience a month later.
As Chairman and CEO of CNN
After Jeff Zucker quit as president of CNN in February 2022, Licht was named chairman and CEO of the company. In May of that year, he took over the business. He soon started working to make sure that the term “breaking news” was only used for important stories. Licht also tried to change how Republicans thought of CNN.
“It’s too bad that so many people no longer trust the news media. On his first day, he told the staff, “I think we can be a lighthouse for regaining that trust by being an organisation that shows the best parts of journalism: speaking the truth to power without fear, challenging the status quo, and questioning groupthink.”
“And educating viewers and readers with clear facts and insightful commentary, while always being respectful of different points of view. We should and will be truth-tellers first and foremost,” he said.
Work as a Writer.
In 2010, the newsman had a brain haemorrhage in Washington, D.C. After he got better, he decided to write a book about what happened. Simon & Schuster published his book What I Learned When I Almost Died: How a Crazy TV Producer Put Down His BlackBerry and Started Living His Life in 2011.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 7, 2022
In his career, Licht has also won a number of awards. CBS This Morning won a Daytime Emmy Award and two News & Documentary Emmy Awards while he was the executive producer. At the 2015 Emmys, he was also nominated for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast and Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.
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