Mika Brzezinski's almost departure from Morning Joe


Mika Brzezinski - Info


Name Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski
Profession TV Journalist
Gender Female
Birthday May 02, 1967
Age 49 Years Old
Star Sign Gemini

Mika Brzezinski - Quick Facts


Net Worth $ 12,000,000 - Twelve Million US Dollars Only
Nationality American
Marital Status Divorced
Hair Color Blonde
Husband Jim Hoffer
Working For MSNBC
Ethnicity White
Height 5' 6"
Weight 57 KG
Best Known For Morning Joe
University Williams College

Anchor Mika Brzezinski is an advocate of equal pay in the workplace and her life story, detailed in her book Knowing Your Value, is an inspiration to women everywhere. 

She revealed in the 2010 book that she was on the verge of quitting her job at Morning Joe because of the huge difference in her paycheck and her male co-anchor, Joe Scarborough. After years of struggling for higher pay, Mika found out that Joe was earning 14 times more than her from their show. 

During her keynote at the Tuck Initiative for Women Symposium, Mika said, "It’s incredible that Joe told me his salary—otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten a sense of how undervalued a position I’d put myself in." She also said that women needn't undersell themselves during negotiations. 

She decided to leave the show, but Joe asked MSNBC to quietly transfer his bonuses to her account. Mika found out eventually, which inspired her to ask for a raise herself. "I went in to our boss and had the conversation I should’ve had at the beginning, and he fixed things. It was that authentic, real, tough, powerful conversation that led to the change," she told the audience at the Tuck School of Business.

A few months later, she was offered a new contract with a significantly higher salary, but she still earns less than Joe. Mika reportedly earns $2 million a year.

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