Ultimate sports presenters rich list as Laura Woods' net worth revealed but she's not the wealthiest TV host | The Sun
TV SPORTS presenters make a mint.
The biggest and best are signed up on yearly deals with the likes of the BBC, ITV and Sky for your viewing pleasure.
Laura Woods is dominating the media landscape at the moment, leading TNT Sports' coverage and ITV's.
Alex Scott and Jermaine Jenas are two of the fresher faces for the BBC's sporting output.
Then, it's the old guard of Gary Lineker and Mark Chapman who also command hefty fees for their Match of the Day programmes.
SunSport unravels who the wealthiest TV host in the UK is, starting from No10.
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10. Kelly Somers, £600,00
Kelly, 32, has appeared on talkSPORT, BBC, Premier League Productions and Optus Sport.
She first lit up our screens during the Euros, interviewing Gareth Southgate and England's stars, now she's a regular host on Final Score.
She fought back against trolls online who gave her sexist abuse by shaming them on social media.
Back in August, Kelly revealed she is expecting her first child.
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9. Emma Paton, £650,000
Emma, 29, hosts Sky Sports' darts and tennis coverage, including the US Open back in September.
Paton has been working for Sky since 2012, but has started to make a name for herself online in recent years.
She has amassed an impressive 135,000 followers on Instagram where she gives fans a sneak peek behind the scenes of the TV coverage.
Over the years, she has become a firm favourite with darts fans who comment online about Paton's glam outfits.
8. Jules Breach, £700,000
Jules made her name on BT Sports, and also presents on Channel 4.
The 36-year-old is a lifelong Brighton fan, who regularly shows her support for her club on Instagram.
Breach also hosted The Football Ramble podcast.
She works alongside Laura Woods now on TNT Sports.
7. Alex Scott, £1.5million
Alex, 39, has become a staple on the BBC.
She regularly turns heads with her daring outfit outfits on Football Focus.
While she went head-to-head with Woods at the Women's World Cup with the Beeb's coverage.
Scott also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2019.
6. Laura Woods, £2million
Woods, 36, worked her way to the top by starting as a runner on Sky Sports.
But she became a household name thanks to her brilliant talkSPORT breakfast show.
Woods is now the leading host for TNT Sports' Champions League coverage.
She also is the face of ITV's football coverage.
5. Jermaine Jenas, £3million
Seen by many as the heir to Gary Lineker's throne as MOTD host, Jenas began life as a footballer.
Following a career starring for Newcastle and Spurs, the 40-year-old went into broadcasting.
MOTDX was, sadly, canned.
But, he's still hosting the popular One Show.
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3. Gabby Logan, £4million
Seasoned pro Gabby scored her first presenting gig back in 1996 at Sky Sports.
From there he career grew, she joined ITV when they gained Premier League rights and then hosted their Champions League coverage, including the finals in 2005 and 2006,
She left ITV for BBC Sport in 2007, has presented Final Score, Olympics coverage four times, and much more.
It's no wonder she's the top earner for women in the category.
3. David Jones, £4million
David Jones fronts the live coverage of Super Sunday and Monday Night Football.
Over the years, he's kept tempers in check with pundits like Roy Keane and Graeme Souness, although he had on-screen spats with the latter.
Jones, 49, is a Sky Sports News OG – joining the channel for their launch in 1998 alongside Georgie Thompson.
Outside of presenting, he has a role as non-executive director of his beloved Sunderland AFC.
2. Mark Chapman, £5million
'Chappers' is the purist's host for BBC.
He famously works the Match of the Day 2 show on a Sunday
Chapman, 49, also hosts Sports Report on BBC 5 Live, one of the longest-running programmes on British radio, and the world's longest-running sports radio programme, plus The Monday Night Club.
Recently, she joined Sky Sports to present their Carabao Cup output.
1. Gary Lineker, £30million
The winner, by some way, is BBC's highest paid presenter.
Lineker, 62, began his TV journey on comedy quiz show They Think It's All Over as a team captain.
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In 1999, he replaced Des Lynam as the anchorman for all football coverage and he fronts Match of the Day.
According to the latest figures, Lineker is paid £1.35million yearly by the BBC.
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