Humphrys, the BBC’s highest paid news presenter, was recorded joking with colleague Jon Sopel about the issue off-air, after China editor Carrie Gracie had resigned over it.
A transcript of the exchange was leaked earlier this week, but on Saturday Buzzfeed News released the audio.
Exclusive: BuzzFeed News has obtained the audio of two of the BBC's top paid journalists, John Humphrys and Jon Sopel, in a hot mic exchange disparaging Carrie Gracie's efforts to achieve pay equality. I recommend you turn the sound on. https://t.co/2JvdEp4Al3pic.twitter.com/iIsRN7rOb6— Mark Di Stefano ]]>🤙🏻