What are CBS Mornings host Nate Burleson’s salary and net worth?

Bruno Cooke September 7, 2021
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Nate Burleson’s first episode as co-host of CBS Mornings – in which he gets to “pull back the layers” and show audiences he is “so much more than an athlete” – aired today, causing people to wonder what his salary and net worth are.

What is Nate Burleson’s salary in his new job as CBS Mornings co-host?

CBS Mornings welcomed former NFL player Nathaniel Eugene “Nate” Burleson as its latest co-host today.

Per Wealthy Persons, Burleson’s net worth in 2021 is $12 million. Before taking over as co-anchor of CBS Mornings, Burleson was already earning a salary of $2,752,880. That’s almost $11,500 per day.

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He was a host on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football for five years, and was previously New York correspondent for entertainment news programme Extra.

It isn’t clear how much his salary will change as CBS Mornings co-anchor. However, it is unlikely to decrease.

How much did he earn as an athlete?

New CBS Mornings host Nate Burleson built much of his net worth as a professional NFL player.

Via his first “entry level” contract alone – for three years with the Minnesota Vikings – he earned almost $500,000 per year. That was nearly 20 years ago.

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His following contracts, with the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions, earned him $7 million and $5 million per year respectively. Both came with healthy signing bonuses too. His playing career ended in 2014.

Burleson’s total career earnings as an athlete, according to Over The Cap, amount to more than $33 million. His largest cash payment, which he received in 2010, was more than $8 million.

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Who is Nate Burleson’s wife, and how long have they been together?

Nate’s wife, Atoya Burleson, also works in the world of sports and sports broadcasting. 

Born 1978, Atoya is chief executive and host of inSIDELINES, a podcast about the lives of NFL wives who, having sacrificed personal freedoms to support their husbands’ professional careers, “realise life has just begun” when their husbands retire.

She is a former collegiate hurdle champion and attended the University of Nevada on a track-and-field scholarship. It was while studying that she and Nate met.

They have two sons (Nathaniel and Nehemiah) and a daughter (Mia) together, all of whom feature in Nate’s Instagram feed.

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Bruno is a postgraduate student studying global journalism, with research interests in the intersection of the media, storytelling, culture and politics. His articles have appeared in Groundviews, Packs Light and Forge Press, and most are readable on Medium or onurbicycle.com. He is a Student Ambassador for Tortoise Media, a big fan of Freddie Mercury and a novelist – his debut novel, Reveries, is available on Amazon.