Kaitlan Collins Salary and Net Worth 2022

Kaitlan Collins has been working for CNN since July 2017. She was part of the White House reporting team for CNN during former President Trump’s reign until 2022 when she was appointed a new morning show host.

At that time she was known to be“the youngest White House correspondent” for CNN. She knew how her job was challenging and demanding but was ready to take on the challenge and share her viewer’s stories.

Kaitlan Collins CNN This Morning

Collins together with Poppy Harlow and Don Lemon was appointed the new host of CNN’s morning show CNN This Morning.

The show premiered on November 1, 2022, replacing the long-running CNN morning show New Day.

The move was part of the new plans CNN CEO Chris Licht had implemented. He stated that; 

we are seeking to be a disruptor of broadcast morning shows in the space, we believe we have the people and resources to do this.”

Kaitlan Collins Salary

Collins’ career has been thriving ever since she joined CNN. Even though her net worth and salary are not publicly and accurately known, she is estimated to be over $1 million.

Collins earns an estimated annual salary of over $300, 000 annually as a host and chief correspondent for CNN.

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Collins’ Early Journalism Career

Kaitlan began her journalism career in 2014 right after graduating from college. She studied at Prattville High School and later graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and journalism in May 2014.

Collins worked for The Daily Caller from June 2014 as an entertainment reporter. She also covered the 2016 presidential election before she was appointed the White House correspondent for the Daily Caller in January 2017.

Collins then met the then CNN President Jeff Zucker at a White House correspondent event in 2017. She did her interview at CNN and was hired in July 2017 joining the White House team.

Kaitlan Collins asking questions during the Mexico-Canada Agreement. (SRC Getty Images)
Kaitlan Collins asking questions during the Mexico-Canada Agreement. (SRC Getty Images)

Career at CNN (2017 – 2022)

Collins is known for criticizing Trump’s government, which rubbed the former president wrong. She at one time asked him a series of questions about Vladimir Putin and Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen which he ignored.

Collins was later excluded from the press conference that afternoon at the White House Rose Garden. She was then told by senior White House officials that her questions were “inappropriate for that venue.”

Trump’s deputy director of staff for communications, Bill Shine, disagreed with the term “ban,” but “refused to tell reporters what word he would use to define the White House’s decision to exclude her from attending the event.”

Collins’ prohibition, according to CNN, was “retaliatory” and “not representative of open and free journalism.” The prohibition was dubbed “wholly improper, wrongheaded, and weak” by the White House Correspondents Association.

Fox News President Jay Wallace released a statement in solidarity with Collins, stating his company “[stood] in strong solidarity with CNN for the right to full access for our journalists as part of a free and unfettered press.”

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  1. If Don Lemon is correct cutely compensated at $4.0 mil a year, then Kaitlin Collins salary should be $6.0 mil a year as the most intelligent anchor on CNN’s morning show. What a shame that CNN is going to lose her to the competition.

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