'Bulls--t!' Lisa Wilkinson grilled over Karl's pay packet

LISA Wilkinson has denied a gender pay gap on The Today Show despite reports claiming her co-host Karl Stefanovic earns more than double her wage.

The 57-year-old, who is 15 years older than Stefanovic, opened up during an interview on ABC's The Weekly With Charlie Pickering last night.

She said she had not discussed her pay with Stefanovic but Pickering called "bullsh*t" to the claims, on the program.
Lisa Wilkinson and Karl Stefanovic


Pickering confronted the popular Channel Nine host about pay inequalities and the gap between Wilkinson and Stefanovic's salary packages.

"Because it's been widely reported that Karl is paid significantly more than you to host The Today Show. Why do you think that is?" he asked.

Wilkinson replied: "And you believe everything you read?"

News Corp reported in 2015, that Stefanovic was set to take home more than twice what Wilkinson would earn.

Stefanovic renewed his longstanding contract with Nine after landing a $6-million multi-year deal.

It is understood he would take home $2 million a year for three years - effectively almost doubling his salary.



Last night, Wilkinson was adamant she had not discussed her pay with Stefanovic.

"I have no idea what Karl's on, just as he has no idea what I'm on," she said on the show.

"I can put my hand on my heart and say I have no idea what Karl is paid, and he has no idea what I'm paid.

"Besides, I do it out of love, anyway."

Pickering hit back asking: "Oh, this is fascinating now. You never thought of having a friend style pact that you both get paid the same?" before calling "bullsh*t."

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