Trevor Noah To Pay Salaries For 25 Of ‘The Daily Show’ Employees Until They Return To Work
The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, is set on paying 25 crew members salaries that have been laid off from his show. According to the reports, Trevor Noah will continue to pay their wages until they are able to come back to work.
A source close to production commented on Trevor Noah’s recent decision stating:
“These are the people who have been on the show with Trevor from day one and help him put on the show. Trevor is personally covering their salaries until the production business opens again. He respects his crew tremendously and feels it’s only right that they get thru this together.”
Since companies around the world have had to halt production, many TV hosts have turned to taping remote versions of their show including the ladies of The Real, Wendy Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, and Trevor Noah himself, who currently hosts The Daily Social Distancing Show.
After a series of recurring contributions to The Daily Show in 2014, Trevor Noah succeeded Jon Stewart, who hosted the show from 1999-2015. He officially started hosting on September 28, 2015. The show tackles some of the biggest stories in news, pop culture, and politics.
While Trevor is taking on the tall task of helping his fellow crew members, many are wondering why daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has not helped hers. We previously reported that “Ellen” show employees were outraged about being kept in the dark about pay, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports stated that at least 30 employees were upset that they had not been communicated with regarding their pay or hours. It also noted that they felt a certain way about not being checked on during the current pandemic. Since production has halted, Ellen has since continued her show from home, with the majority of her staff.
In response to these claims, A WB spokesperson said:
“Our executive producers and Telepictures are committed to taking care of our staff and crew and have made decisions first and foremost with them in mind.”
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