Allison Langdon's surprising A Current Affair salary has been revealed
After being announced as the new host of A Current Affair on Sunday evening, Allison Langdon’s surprising salary for the TV gig has been revealed.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Ally was hesitant to sign her new contract and stalled negotiations for weeks after she learned she would be taking a “hefty six-figure pay cut”.
Ally is said to have been on a “premium contract” with Today worth $1 million, which sees her co-host the breakfast show alongside Karl Stefanovic for 17.5 hours each week.
Insider sources claim the TV journalist will now earn $250,000 a year for 2 hours of weekly on-air commitments on A Current Affair, working Monday to Thursday.
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Meanwhile, it’s believed that outgoing A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw was on an annual package worth around $750,000. However, the publication claims that Ally “secured a better deal” with Channel Nine compared to her predecessor.
Ally announced as new ACA host
Following months of speculation, Ally was finally announced as the new host of A Current Affair on Sunday evening.
Channel Nine shared the news that Ally, who has been hosting the network’s breakfast program for the past three years, will step into her new role on Monday, January 30, 2023.
“It is such an incredible honour to be joining the A Current Affair team. A show I love, respect and have been watching since I was in school and Jana Wendt was host,” Ally said in a statement.
“I won't lie – it's daunting to be stepping into the role that Tracy has so brilliantly navigated for the past 17 years, with such warmth and compassion. I hope to bring my own warmth and compassion to the show as we continue to tell great stories that matter to our amazing viewers.”
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Ally went on to add that she understands it will be “a big change” for both the show’s audience and herself.
“There is great sadness at leaving my brilliant Today Show family, in particular my co-host Karl, who has made these past three years so wonderful and fun, although I won't miss that 3am alarm!” she continued. “Instead, I'll enjoy being woken by the kids, walking them to school and daycare before ripping in at work.
“I love what A Current Affair is, and what it stands for. It's a show that is in my family's DNA, as it was for my father-in-law, the late Mike Willesee Snr, who started A Current Affair back in the early 70s. Each host has brought their own style to the show and I hope to do the same but at its core, A Current Affair is about those at home who tune in each night. It's their show, their stories we share, and injustices we help fight.”
Channel Nine also announced that 60 Minutes reporter Sarah Abo will replace Ally on Today, officially joining the team on Monday, January 16, 2023.
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