world talking news – Martina Navratilova to work at Wimbledon despite BBC gender pay row
She informed the BBC’s Panorama in March that she was shocked to find that co-pundit John McEnroe was paid “at the least ten occasions as a lot as her”, with a wage of between £150,000 and £199,999.
On the time, the BBC stated the roles carried out by McEnroe and Navratilova have been “merely not comparable”, including: “John and Martina carry out completely different roles within the group, and John’s function is of a special scale, scope and time dedication… John’s pay displays all of this – gender is not an element.”
Ms Navratilova stated that her agent would ask for extra money in future.
Yesterday her agent, Mary Greenham, informed The Sunday Telegraph that whereas “the element stays confidential…it’s actually encouraging to see the BBC prepared the ground in addressing gender pay inequality, and I’m delighted that Martina is working at Wimbledon once more for the BBC”.