What Is Alicia Menendez's Salary at MSNBC?

Alicia Menendez, whose father is a U.S. senator from New Jersey, hosts American Voices on MSNBC.

Ruchi Gupta - Author

Nov. 9 2020, Updated 2:13 p.m. ET

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Alicia Menendez has been described as the gladiator of broadcast journalism, a content queen, as well as Ms. Millennial. MSNBC president Phil Griffin said that Alicia Menendez has a “smart and unique voice.” 

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In addition to being a television host, Alicia Menendez is a writer. She wrote a book called The Likeability Trap: How to Break Free and Succeed as You Are. Menendez is also a contributing editor at Bustle, which is a U.S. women’s magazine. She hosts the Latina to Latina podcast series, which is available on multiple platforms including Spotify and Apple. 

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What does Alicia Menendez do at MSNBC?

MSNBC hired Alicia Menendez as a weekend news anchor in October 2019. In September 2020, Menendez launched American Voices, which is a two-hour weekend show on MSNBC. The show focuses on bringing out voices that usually aren't featured on television.

What is Alicia Menendez's salary at MSNBC?

MSNBC hasn’t published details about Alicia Menendez’s salary at the network. Chris Hayes, Menendez’s colleague at MSNBC, is estimated to earn at least $1 million in annual salary. Menendez’s salary at MSNBC may have changed from when she joined the network in 2019 since she has taken on additional roles. 

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In addition to her salary at MSNBC, there isn't much information about Alicia Menendez’s net worth. The MSNBC anchor’s fortune is estimated to be $1 million–$2 million. Chris Hayes is estimated to have a net worth of $3 million–$6 million.

Where did Alicia Menendez work before MSNBC?

Alicia Menendez worked at numerous places before she joined MSNBC in 2019. She was a pioneer host and producer for HuffPost Live, which launched in August 2012. HuffPost Live is the Huffington Post’s online video service. At HuffPost Live, Menendez covered the 2012 presidential election and the Boston Marathon bombing. There isn't a public record of Menendez’s salary at HuffPost Live.

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In 2013, Menendez joined Fusion TV. At Fusion, she hosted a nightly news show called Alicia Menendez Tonight. The show received the Gracie Award for “Outstanding Talk Show.” Also, Menendez hosted a primetime show called Generation in Crisis at Fusion. Prior to joining MSNBC, Menendez served as a correspondent for the Amanpour and Company show on PBS. There isn't a public record of Menendez’s salary at Fusion or PBS. 

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At one point, Menendez co-hosted a show on Sirius XM before she joined MSNBC. Menendez’s podcasts are still available on Sirius XM’s Pandora platform. Also, Menendez has appeared as a guest host on Fox News and CNN.

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Who are Alicia Menendez's father and father-in-law?

Alicia Menendez is a native of Union City, New Jersey. Her parents are Robert “Bob” Menendez and Jane Jacobsen. Menendez’s father Robert is a Democrat U.S. senator from New Jersey. Menendez’s father earns a $174,000 annual salary as a U.S. senator.  

Alicia Menendez married Carlos Prío Odio in 2015. Menendez’s grandfather-in-law, Carlos Prío Socarrás, served as the president of Cuba between 1948 and 1952. Menendez and Odio live with their daughter in Miami. 


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