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
  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, July 4th, 2015

    Happy Fourth of July! In addition to barbecue and fireworks, there are MANY events for family and friends to enjoy! Take a look! -0-0-0- Little Friends-Bomber Escorts @ 10am Living History Day Planes of Fame Air Museum 7000 Merrill Avenue # 17 Chino 909 597 3722 www.planesoffame.org   It’s Fourth of July at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino. This is where the North American P-51D Mustang, described as one of the most dangerous propeller powered fighters ever built, […]

  • Follow Up Friday & 4th of July Preview

    Gayle Anderson was live in Hollywood to remind everyone fireworks are illegal in the city of Los Angeles and many other municipalities. Fire officials say considering our current drought, even the so-called “Safe and Sane” fireworks can be a hazard. So, fire officials recommend we leave the fireworks to the professionals. We can find one of more than 40 fireworks locations by checking the following website. This is also FOLLOW-UP FRIDAY for Gayle, who provided updates on Tuesday’s FREE PET […]

  • Sawdust Summer Art Festival- Now through August

    Gayle Anderson was live in Laguna Beach for the Sawdust Art Festival’s 49th Annual Summer Show, happening now through Sunday, August 30, 2015, open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. The Sawdust will feature the fine art and craft of over 200 Laguna Beach artists and is sure to be the highlight of your summer adventures. Join their email list to receive Sawdust updates and special offers. Art enthusiasts, collectors, and novice artists have come to the Sawdust since our beginning in 1966 […]

  • 49th Annual Sawdust Art Festival

    Gayle Anderson was live in Laguna Beach for the Sawdust Art Festival’s 49th Annual Summer Show, happening now through Sunday, August 30, 2015,  open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. The Sawdust will feature the fine art and craft of over 200 Laguna Beach artists and is sure to be the highlight of your summer adventures. Join their email list to receive Sawdust updates and special offers. Art enthusiasts, collectors, and novice artists have come to the Sawdust since our beginning in […]

  • Blue Whale & Vaquita Watching

    Gayle Anderson was live off the coast of Long Beach where endangered blue whales are being spotted. The Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises  set sail for the chance to see these whales while learning recent findings about them and other whales. Gayle was aboard the M/V Triumphant, the specialized high-speed whale watching catamaran docked next to the Aquarium. Experts from the Aquarium’s blue whale photo ID program have a Summer program about the arrival of southern California’s endangered […]

  • Free Pet Adoptions

      Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena where the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA are holding their 2nd Annual “Free Adoption Day” Tuesday, June 30th. The shelter at 361 South Raymond Ave in Pasadena is open for adoptions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s event is in honor of board member Steve Johnson. Adoption fees are waived for all available animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, pocket pets and reptiles, for the entire day. As the shelter fills […]

  • Gayle’s Consumer Scoop:10 Coolest 2015 Cars Under $18K

    Gayle’s Consumer Scoop: There are ten cars Kelley Blue Book editors recommend for car buyers on a budget. They’re the “10 COOLEST NEW CARS UNDER $18,000 OF 2015.” Cool and affordable can coexist in a new car, as detailed in this year’s list of the “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000,” hand-selected by the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry.  The redesigned Mazda3 is No. 1 once again […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” , Sunday, June 28th, 2015

    Happy Sunday! t’s a day to explore the Sawdust Summer Art Festival; visit about L.A’s Urban Nature  Fest; play with this Summer’s HOTTEST toys and MORE on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list.  Enjoy! The NEW Jaguar Habitat Los Angeles Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles (323) 644-4200 www.LAZoo.org   Learn something this Summer about jaguars at the Los Angeles Zoo’s new habitat for the Zoo’s three jaguars, offering guests the opportunity to see jaguars as never before and marking the […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” , Saturday, June 27th, 2015

      Happy Saturday! We can meet America’s FIRST Triple Crown Champion in 37 years;  we can visit the new Jaguar Habitat;  we can see the superstars of Indy racing in Fontana; men can check out classic cars and get their health checked for FREE;  and more ! Find something you might enjoy on the Saturday ‘GAYLE ON THE GO! list. -0- Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah @ 12:30pm Trainer Bob Baffert Santa Anita Park 285 West Huntington Drive Arcadia 626 […]