Monday, March 21, 2011

Current Interview Rates

Effective immediately, the rates for my media interviews, now and in the future, are published here. These rates apply to ANY news story I may be involved in the future.

You might want to scroll down first to make sure your specific news organization is not listed by name.

National sit down, televised interview (live or taped):

$20,000 for the first two hours of my time, $7,500 for each additional hour

National print or web interview:

$12,500 for the first two hours of my time, $7,500 for each additional hour

Local, televised sit down interview (live or taped)

$7,500 for the first two hours of my time, $2,500 for each additional hour

Local print or web interview

$5,000 for the first two hours of my time, $2,500 for each additional hour

The exceptions are the rates for the Houston Chronicle ($10,000,000) or ABC 13 in Houston ($500,000,000, including all ABC News) for any interview, any length. I'll even spend the whole day with you at that rate if you want.

Additionally, in each instance I will be allowed to bring my own recording device, either audio or video. The audio or video produced will be added to a personal web site in its entirety.

I don't want to hear a lecture on journalistic ethics, either. Why would you all start worrying about that now?

Have the check ready and the reporter will have complete access and can ask any question they want without limitations.

Best of luck.

Additions:

Anyone at CNN or CNN Headline News $500,000,000
(I'd call soon and start interviewing people about this on the record, or you are seriously not going to be able to afford to cover this story. I'm not negotiating).

NY Times $25,000,000

Time Magazine $25,000,000

CNBC $10,000,000

NBC News $20,000,000

USA Today $5,000,000

Reuters $2,500,000

Fox News $12,500,000

ESPN $10,000,000

AP $5,000,000

CBS News $20,000,000

Inside Edition $10,000,000

S.F. Chronicle $50,000,000

(I should have mentioned this before, but these rates are non-negotiable and can be changed at my discretion at any time).

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