Sunday, October 4, 2009

More Pete King

The Wall Street Journal: Is it true that you offered to give back some of your salary to save jobs at Sports Illustrated?

Mr. King: It's something I did but I really don't want to talk about it. But I will say this: I make a ridiculous amount of money. I'm not saying I'm not worth it. But I make a stupid amount of money. Sometimes it seems a little absurd considering what's happening in our business.

Allow me to say you aren't worth it.


  1. Speaking as a (sometimes) journalist, the pay scale really is all out of whack. If it's a guy ESPN has had to hire away, then they make a lot of money. For example, I think Rick Reilly has a $3 million contract - I'm not sure if it is per year or for three years, but realize that entry level at most places is $25k, and even for the Boston Globe and New York Times, a typical reporter is making $60k to $80k at most.

  2. Romo Rides Again.. this time it's Demarcus Ware.