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Claims Lisa Wilkinson was making MORE money than co-host Karl Stefanovic

Lisa Wilkinson was making money money than her Today show co-host Karl Stefanovic at one stage, an explosive new report claims. 

On Tuesday, news.com.au reported that when Karl first signed up to the breakfast show in 2006, he was on half of Lisa’s pay-packet, which was a reported $700,000. 

‘When they were first on the show, she was paid a lot more than he was,’ an alleged Nine insider told the publication. 

 Claims: Lisa Wilkinson was making money money than her Today show co-host Karl Stefanovic at one stage, an explosive new report claims. Both pictured 

‘Then, he was able to wedge a fee increase because Seven made him a big offer. If Nine wanted to keep him, they had to pay him, which is what happened.

‘If you look at what he’s paid now, it’s probably not too dissimilar to what she was offered. So, you know, you can take things in a point of time, but I don’t think there would have been much difference between the two now.’ 

When contacted by Daily Mail Australia, a representative for the Nine network declined to comment.  

Pay:  On Tuesday, news.com.au reported that when Karl first signed up to the breakfast show in 2006, he was on half of Lisa's pay-packet, which was a reported $700,000

Pay:  On Tuesday, news.com.au reported that when Karl first signed up to the breakfast show in 2006, he was on half of Lisa’s pay-packet, which was a reported $700,000

Daily Mail Australia has additionally reached out Lisa Wilkinson for comment. 

Lisa left Channel Nine’s Today show back in October 2017 after a reported gender pay gap dispute. 

The Nine Network were ‘unable to meet her expectations’ after she demanded equal pay with co-host Karl.

'When they were first on the show, she was paid a lot more than he was,' an alleged Nine insider told the publication

‘When they were first on the show, she was paid a lot more than he was,’ an alleged Nine insider told the publication

At the time, it’s understood she had been slated to receive a pay rise from $1.1 million to $1.8 million. 

Hugh Marks, who was then the Nine Network’s chief executive officer, claims that she’s wanted $2.3 million, which would have placed her over Karl’s annual salary of $2 million.  

Additionally, Marks claimed that the network were unable to secure access to Lisa’s outside deals and social media.

Exit: Lisa left Channel Nine's Today show back in October 2017 after a reported gender pay gap dispute

Exit: Lisa left Channel Nine’s Today show back in October 2017 after a reported gender pay gap dispute

Marks told The Daily Telegraph at the time: ‘The reason we walked away from Lisa is because we are not able to secure those [other] rights with her. 

‘She has a number of commercial rights with other parties. Her arrangement with the Huffington Post restricts our ability to engage with her digitally – we are ­restricted from engaging with her also on social media.

‘I hate the fact we have to compare her with Karl, but with him we have all those rights. With Lisa we do not.’

The 61-year-old revealed why she decided to expose the man she once considered a close friend in her upcoming memoir, It Wasn’t Meant to Be Like This. 

Candid: Lisa told The Daily Telegraph she had waited four years to tell her side of the story and had grown tired of 'keeping men's secrets'

 Candid: Lisa told The Daily Telegraph she had waited four years to tell her side of the story and had grown tired of ‘keeping men’s secrets’

Lisa told The Daily Telegraph she had waited four years to tell her side of the story and had grown tired of ‘keeping men’s secrets’. 

‘There’s no opportunity to be a winner when you have a public slanging match,’ Lisa said, explaining why she didn’t go public when she first left Nine.

‘I figured my moment to tell the truth of what happened would come eventually. And I wanted all the heat to be out of it.’

In January 2018, Lisa joined rival network Ten’s The Project for a rumoured multi-million dollar pay packet. 

'I figured my moment to tell the truth of what happened would come eventually. And I wanted all the heat to be out of it' she said. Pictured in 2011

‘I figured my moment to tell the truth of what happened would come eventually. And I wanted all the heat to be out of it’ she said. Pictured in 2011


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