Executive: Brian Tierney (Inquirer/Daily News)
Increase Over Previous Year: 38%
Recent Company Performance: Racked up $395 million in debt; filed for Chapter 11 in February.
What It Takes To Pay Salary: All the money from sales of one Sunday’s worth of papers.
Weaselly Explanation: Took raise because he’d been doing two jobs for past couple of years.
Executive: Bill Marrazzo (WHYY)
Increase Over Previous Year: 14%
Recent Company Performance: Fell $200,000 short of its $1 million goal in December fund drive.
What It Takes To Pay Salary: All the money from one on-air beg-athon.
Weaselly Explanation: It’s the board’s fault: "They designed the package. I didn’t."
*Salary as of 12/31/08.
**Total compensation for year ending 6/30/07, the most recent info available.