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What (Some) Media Folk Make

The Washington Post collected the salaries of 100 Washingtonians to commemorate Labor Day. On the list are a variety of professions, from garbage collector to panhandler to Abraham Lincoln impersonator, but what we really want to know: How much do DC’s media folk make?


Scott Simon
, whose voice is familiar to NPR listeners everywhere, takes home just over $300k.

Don Graham, president and CEO of The Washington Post Company, earns $811,960, and an intern at the Post, James Hohmann, earns $44,167.50.

Zack Rosen, editor-in-chief of The New Gay, takes home $36,000.

A writer for National Archives’ Prologue magazine, Rob Crotty, earns $57,000.

Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau takes home $172,000.

Happy Labor Day!

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