Battenfeld: Salary hikes, bonuses abound at taxpayer-funded WGBH | Boston Herald
"Boston public broadcasting behemoth WGBH, facing potentially severe budget cuts by the Trump administration, awarded big pay hikes and bonuses to executives and staffers last year while reporting a $38 million loss, new reports show.
The taxpayer-funded nonprofit’s CEO, Jonathan Abbott, got an $85,000 bonus in the 2016 fiscal year, boosting his annual compensation to $624,930, according to tax reports filed with the state attorney general’s office.
WGBH gave out a total of nearly $300,000 in bonuses to 10 employees, including Abbott, according to their financial reports.
New on-air host Jim Braude earned nearly $364,000 in the 2016 fiscal year, reports show, while seven other high-ranking staffers and executives also topped the $300,000-a-year mark.
...WGBH’s recently filed audit with the attorney general’s public charities division show the organization spent a total of $217 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, while getting a total of $179 million in operating revenue and other support.
That left WGBH with a nearly $38 million deficit for the fiscal year..."