Andrew Harnik / AP; Evan Agostini / AP

From Variety, estimated salaries of some of TV's highest-paid reality, news and talk show hosts:

  • Ellen DeGeneres, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (syndicated), $50 million
  • Judith Sheindlin, "Judge Judy" (syndicated), $47 million
  • Matt Lauer, NBC's "TODAY" show, $25 million
  • Katy Perry, ABC's "American Idol," $25 million
  • Kelly Ripa, "Live with Kelly and Ryan" (syndicated), $22 million

More top earners:

  • Megyn Kelly, NBC News, $18 million
  • Robin Roberts, ABC's "Good Morning America," $18 million
  • Jimmy Fallon, NBC's "Tonight Show," $16 million
  • Stephen Colbert, CBS' "The Late Show," $15 million
  • Jimmy Kimmel, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," $15 million
  • Pat Sajak, "Wheel of Fortune" (syndicated), $15 million
  • Ryan Seacrest, "Live with Kelly and Ryan" (syndicated), $15 million
  • George Stephanopoulos, ABC News, $15 million
  • Anderson Cooper, CNN, $12 million
  • David Letterman, untitled forthcoming interview show (Netflix), $12 million
  • Conan O'Brien, TBS' "Conan," $12 million
  • Ryan Seacrest, ABC's "American Idol," $12 million
  • Alec Baldwin, ABC's "Match Game," $3 million
  • Jamie Foxx, Fox's "Beat Shazam," $3 million
  • Mike Myers, ABC's "The Gong Show," $3 million

Go deeper ... Cover story by Cynthia Littleton, Managing Editor: Television (with charts for Drama, Comedy and Reality/News/Host) ... Salaries of TV's comedy stars (slide show) ... "The Fight for Equal Pay: Women, Minorities on TV Still Making Less Than White Men," by Senior TV Reporter Daniel Holloway.

Go deeper

Updated 8 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 19,282,972 — Total deaths: 718,851 — Total recoveries — 11,671,491Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 4,937,441 — Total deaths: 161,248 — Total recoveries: 1,623,870 — Total tests: 60,415,558Map.
  3. Politics: Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases.
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Warren and Clinton to speak on same night of Democratic convention

(Photos: Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images, Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton both are slated to speak on the Wednesday of the Democratic convention — Aug. 19 — four sources familiar with the planning told Axios.

Why it matters: That's the same night Joe Biden's running mate (to be revealed next week) will address the nation. Clinton and Warren represent two of the most influential wise-women of Democratic politics with the potential to turn out millions of establishment and progressive voters in November.

Trump considering order on pre-existing condition protections, which already exist

Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump announced on Friday he will pursue an executive order requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, something that is already law.

Why it matters: The Affordable Care Act already requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. The Trump administration is currently arguing in a case before the Supreme Court to strike down that very law — including its pre-existing condition protections.