Huw Edwards got £25,000 in just a month while moonlighting from BBC… as figures also show breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty earned £15,000 from four engagements in three months
- The Welsh News at Ten presenter was paid £429,999 by the BBC last year
- On top of his salary he worked at external events earning him £25,000 in March
- BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty, 47, earned at least £15,000 from four engagements in the first three months of the year
- Huw Edwards, 60, earned the most for one night, as an awards host for £10,000
Huw Edwards raked in at least £25,000 on top of his huge BBC salary in one month for work outside the corporation.
The News at Ten host, who last year was paid up to £429,999 by the broadcaster, worked at four external events in March, documents have revealed.
For one of these, working as an awards host for the magazine Business Matters, Edwards, 60, was paid more than £10,000.
For the other three, the corporation’s best-paid news host received between £5,000 and £10,000, so he might have got more than £40,000 in total.
Welsh broadcaster Huw Edwards has worked for the BBC since 1984
BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty, 47, earned at least £15,000 from four engagements in the first three months of the year, according to the latest disclosures from the BBC’s external events register.
But the figure could have been as high as £31,000 because she worked at three events in the £5,000 to £10,000 bracket and one which paid below £1,000. Last year, Miss Munchetty was paid up to £259,999 by the BBC.
Her BBC Breakfast colleague Dan Walker, 45, earned between £20,000 and £40,000 from four outside events in the first three months of the year.
Walker, who last year was paid up to £299,999 by the corporation, carried out two outside engagements in one day in February, earning up to £20,000.
Edwards was the only news star in the latest disclosures to have been paid more than £10,000 for one event, the highest pay bracket on the register.
But nine of his colleagues received between £5,000 and £10,000 for one event where they acted as hosts, speakers, presenters or moderators for outside companies.
They included Nick Robinson, Frank Gardner, Amol Rajan and Kirsty Wark.
A BBC spokesman said: ‘All the events listed were approved prior to being undertaken and meet the BBC’s rigorous editorial guidelines.’