Leading British journalist quits over gender pay gap, says: 'Enough is enough'

Leading British journalist quits over gender pay gap, says: 'Enough is enough'

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LONDON — A high-profile BBC journalist has quit her role in anger over what she called “incompetent” efforts to close a gender pay gap that has shaken the British public broadcaster.

Carrie Gracie announced that she was refusing a pay increase offered by managers because it still would mean her being paid less than male coworkers in similar jobs.

As China editor, she ran the sprawling broadcaster’s Beijing operation for four years. But she was among hundreds of women left outraged when the 21,000-strong organization revealed in July that it paid its then top male star five times more than its best-paid female host, and that two-thirds of on-air employees earning at least $203,500 were men.




Image: Journalist Carrie Gracie speaks to the media outside BBC Broadcasting House in London after she turned down a ?45,000 rise, describing the offer as a "botched solution" to the problem of unequal pay at the BBC, on Jan. 8, 2018.

Carrie Gracie pictured Monday.