Gayle Anderson
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Gayle Anderson has been reporting for the KTLA Morning News since 1993 and in that time has become a viewer-favorite due to her enthusiastic participatory style of reporting on unique and interesting stories in Southern California.

Prior to KTLA, Gayle was correspondent and producer of “Now It Can Be Told,” an investigative news program from Tribune Entertainment. Before “Now,” Gayle was KPRC-TV’s “Troubleshooter” reporter and “Nearly Noon” anchor in Houston. From 1984 to 1986, she served as a reporter and weekend anchor at WCIX-TV in Miami. She has also reported for a number of prominent radio networks, including ABC and NBC networks in New York, and the National Black Network. In Connecticut, she held reporter and anchor positions at KTNH-TV and radio stations WDRC-AM, WKND-AM and WWCO-AM.

Gayle, who began her career at ABC Radio News and WABC-TV in New York as an intern, worked her way up to field producer. She is the recipient of 16 Emmy Awards. Most recently, Gayle earned an Emmy in 2014 for her work on the KTLA Morning News. Her hosting of KTLA’s Heal the Bay special reports earned Gayle an Emmy in 2011. In 2010, her work on KTLA’s Tournament of Roses Parade pre-show garnered Gayle another Emmy, as well as her reporting in 2009 on the tragic death of Michael Jackson.

Gayle has received other Emmy Awards for her work on the KTLA public affairs show “Making It,” and two in 1994 for best live coverage for her reporting of the Northridge earthquake. In 1993, she was awarded her first Emmy Award for best live coverage for her reporting of the Malibu Fires. She received the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California’s Golden Mike Award in 2001 as best reporter. In 1990, Gayle received the “Leader of the Year Award” from the Houston Leadership Association; the 1988 “Presidential Consumer Affairs Award;” the 1987 “Young Black Achievers Award” and a Radio Television and News Directors Award for best spot news reporting. In January 2002, Anderson received an APTRA Award as best anchor for “best live coverage of a news event,” and that same month was selected to carry the Olympic torch for the 2002 Winter Olympics torch relay through Southern California.

In her spare time, Gayle enjoys recreational reading; she loves biographies about people who’ve made it despite tremendous obstacles. She trains for bike marathons to raise money for various charities, plays the piano, studies foreign languages (she is currently working on her Spanish), and works on projects for her “Gaylefriends” production company. Gayle is also an art collector and she belongs to several museums, including the California African American Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Autry National Center, the Pacific Asia Museum, the Pasadena Museum of Art, the California Science Center, the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, to name a few.

Gayle is involved in various charitable programs for the American Cancer Society, the Hirschberg Pancreatic Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, the Arthritis Foundation, as well as several literacy and education programs including the Los Angeles Library Foundation.

Gayle has two “children.” There’s Daniel (named after her favorite James Bond, Daniel Craig). The shelter describes him as Pomerian. Gayle says he behaves like an Australian Shepherd. And, there’s Dahlia, a mixed-breed Chihuahua. She adopted both “victims of foreclosure dogs” from overcrowded Los Angeles animal shelters.


Recent Articles
  • Monster Energy AMA Supercross

    Gayle Anderson was live in Anaheim with a preview of the MONSTER ENERGY AMA SUPERCROSS, AN FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, Saturday, January 29th. This is the event’s last stop in Anaheim. The main event is at 6:30pm. Door open, practice and qualifying begin at Noon. Tickets are available for as low as $20.00. Tickets are available at the Angel Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Monster Energy AMA Supercross Angel Stadium of Anaheim […]

  • New Year! New You! Pilates!

    Gayle Anderson was live in North Hollywood to continue her series of NEW YEAR! NEW YOU! reports spotlighting exercise for the injured. PILATES is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body, according to the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), the professional association and certifying agency for PILATES teachers. As the “science of control,” PILATES is designed to strengthen the body’s core, mobilize the spine and build flexibility. Over the past 15 years, PILATEShas become increasing popular as a form of […]

  • Kitten Bowl/ Lucy Pet Foundation

    Gayle Anderson was live with a preview of the KITTEN BOWL which is back for a second year! This year’s event will air Sunday, February 1st at 12:00 p.m. EST/11:00 a.m. Central on the Hallmark Channel. KITTEN BOWL is the feline football championship, showcasing talented CAT-letes, who have been competing in the Feline Football League (FFL) since September. NFL all-star, Boomer Esiason, is the commissioner of the FFL and serves as spokesperson for the league that celebrates pet adoption. The […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Sunday, January 25

    There are plenty of outdoorsy things you can do today with your family. You can go bald eagle watching or head out to a local zoo to check out animals playing in the snow. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson has the round-up of what’s happening this weekend in the ‘Gayle On The Go’ report.   Road to California Quilters’ Conference & Showcase Ontario Convention Center 2000 East Convention Center Way Ontario 909 937 3000 Quilters call this “THE BEST IN THE WEST!” […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Saturday, January 24

    Climb your trucks and start your engines! Monster Jam is coming to Southern California this weekend. Some of the biggest and baddest monster trucks will compete in the thrilling event. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson has all the info, plus details on other events happening this weekend.   Monster Truck Jam Angel Stadium 2000 East Gene Autry Way Anaheim 714 940 2000 It’s a rip roaring weekend in Anaheim. This is MONSTER TRUCK JAM. Grave Digger® driven by Dennis Anderson, Metal Mulisha […]

  • New Cars Having the BEST Resale Value

    Gayle Anderson was live in Irvine at the offices of Kelley Blue Book for the company’s annual BEST RESALE VALUE AWARDS. The awards honor 2015 model year vehicles projected to best hold their value over time. For information about the vehicles and why they were selected for this award, take a look at the Kelley Blue Book website. If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • Decluttering With Goodwill

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach at Goodwill Industries because the organization says it’s a new year and time to de-clutter! Leo Babauto of Zen Habits offers 18 five-minute decluttering tips to help you on your journey towards a clutter-free new you, starting with just 5 minutes at a time. Designate a spot for incoming papers and only use that spot. Start clearing a starting zone and make sure to keep it clutter-free. Clear off a counter and keep […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Sunday, January 18

    More than one-hundred art galleries from across the world are waiting for you at the LA Art Show 2015! KTLA’s Gayle Anderson has a preview, plus details on other event happening around Southern California this weekend in her ‘Gayle On The Go’ report.       American Red Cross Blood Drive Battleship Iowa 250 South Harbor Boulevard San Pedro We can be a hero at the Battleship Iowa. The American Red Cross is having a blood drive at the historic […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Saturday, January 17

    Martin Luther King Jr. day celebrations are planned across Southern California this weekend. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson explains where you can go to learn more about the legacy of Doctor Martin Luther King and enjoy live music and art in her ‘Gayle On The Go’ report.   LA ART SHOW 2015 Historic/Modern/Contemporary Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street South Hall / J & K Downtown Los Angeles This is described as the west coast’s most comprehensive art experience. It’s […]