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Salary of a Super Bowl Broadcaster

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Since 2006, the Super Bowl broadcast has rotated among three TV channels -- CBS, NBC and Fox. The top sportscasters at each of these stations regularly host the Super Bowl: respectively, Jim Nantz, Al Michaels and Joe Buck. Other legendary news anchors and pro football players have also regularly hosted the sporting event, including John Madden and Phil Simms. The salaries they receive are commensurate with their experience and public stature.

Average Salary

In 2012, Michaels, Nantz and Buck all averaged $5 million a year as Super Bowl broadcasters, in addition to their other news anchor duties, according to Awful Announcing. During his run as a sportscaster, John Madden also averaged $5 million a year, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Color commentator Troy Aikman earned $1 million in 2014, as did Terry Bradshaw.


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