Earlier in 2017, the media industry was surrounded by several controversies relating sexuality and sexual harassment.
On the start of 2018, NBC is facing accusation from employees over gender inequality. It was reported that anchor Catt Saddler claimed of being paid less compared to one of the male employee, Jason Kennedy, who joined the station at the same time.
Accusing the media house of gender inequality, sad Saddler sadly left E! after she felt things weren’t going fair.
Sadler’s statements took media attention that made the president of NBCU cable entertainment's lifestyle networks, Frances Berwick, to speak with the reporters on Tuesday, January 9 at the Television Critics Association press tour.
Berwick was quoted saying:
Jason Kennedy and Catt Sadler had different roles, and therefore different salaries. Catt was focused on daytime; Jason Kennedy is on prime evening news, plus red carpet. Our employees’ salaries are based on their roles and their expertise, regardless of gender. So we wish Catt well, but I hope that sets the record straight on that.
After working for 12 years with E!, sadler left the network facing partiality in paid salary.