E! co-host leaves jobs after finding out she makes half as much as male co-star
E! News host Catt Sadler has left the network over a gender wage gap disparity. Sadler learned that her male co-host made significantly more than she did – almost twice as much.
Sadler was recently named co-host of Daily Pop in addition to her role on E! News, and realized around the same time that her salary was disproportionate to her male colleague's. (She is likely referring to Daily Pop co-host Jason Kennedy, thought she doesn't name him).
"The gender pay gap is shrinking, although admittedly we have a long way to go," Sadler wrote in a statement about her exit. "And well, I learned this first hand. My team and I asked for what I know I deserve and were denied repeatedly."
RELATED: Check out the salaries of the top TV host:
Sadler said it was difficult to break with the network after 12 years but that she felt compelled to after witnessing the way women stood strong in 2017 (in Hollywood and beyond).
"But how can I operate with integrity and stay on at E if they’re not willing to pay me the same as him?" She said of her co-host and her inner conflict. "Or at least come close? How can I accept an offer that shows they do not value my contributions and paralleled dedication all these years? How can I not echo the actions of my heroes and stand for what is right no matter what the cost? How can I remain silent when my rights under the law have been violated?"
Read Sadler's full statement, via her official website.