Stephen A. Smith Set to Become the Highest-Paid On-Air Personality in ESPN History

Stephen A. Smith is “in line” to become the highest-paid on-air talent in ESPN history, according to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand.

Smith’s current contract is reportedly worth around $5 million per year. The “First Take” personality and syndicated talk show host could see a raise “in the $8 million-to-$10 million range,” according to Marchand.

Mike Greenberg is reportedly ESPN’s highest-paid personality and earns an estimated $6.5 million per year. PTI hosts Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser earn salaries, “in Greenberg’s neighborhood.”

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SOURCE: Sports Illustrated, by Michael Shapiro