Andrea Mitchell | $750,000

American television journalist Andrea Mitchell earned her degree in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. During her years in college, she served as the News Director for the radio station WXPN. Immediately after her college graduation, she began working for KYW radio in Philadelphia and then went on to broadcast for KYW-TV.

Before moving on to work as a general correspondent for NBC, she relocated to Washington, D.C., as a CBS affiliate. She then became the correspondent for NBC News Energy in the late ’70s and was given her own show Andrea Mitchell Reports two decades later. For her decades-long journalistic work, Mitchell garnered a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2019. She also chronicled her work as a journalist and published Talking Back… to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels. Well, with just the title of her book, you could already tell how tough this woman is!