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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.

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    Gayle Anderson was live in Van Nuys Airport to learn about the unique tailgating and Valentine’s Day present offering being produced by Jet Edge International, a full service, private-jet management and charter operator. The company is offering special SUPER BOWL AND VALENTINE’S DAY PRIVATE TRAVEL. For more information, contact: Jet Edge International (818) 442-0096 If you have questions, or complaints, please feel free to contact me at or call 1-323-460-5732. I will reply as soon as I can. Thank […]

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    Keith Haring Exhibit at Petersen Automotive Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles at the Petersen Automotive Museum to see the new exhibit “THE UNCONVENTIONAL CANVASES OF KEITH HARING.”  This exhibit brings together five vehicles painted or drawn on by Pop Artist Keith Haring (1958-1990). Haring’s brief and prolific career from 1982-1990 documented the spirit of New York City’s underground art scene. His trademark style was popularized in spontaneous chalk drawings throughout the New York City subway stations. The simple and assured lines were meant to […]

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    Kingdom Day Parade

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles with a preview of the 32nd Annual Kingdom Day Parade, which celebrates the birthday of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Congress of Racial Equality of California (CORE-CA), the parade’s host, has been active in the advancement of civil rights in the United States since the 1940s. The floats, performances and presentations at the parade entertain while promoting a new generation of efforts toward peaceful coexistence. For parade information and route details, please […]

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    Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, January 15th, 2017

    It’s Sunday! If you’re looking for something interesting and fun for the family, here are some “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions. Enjoy! -0- The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles The Science Behind Pixar exhibition is a clever method of teaching us STEM, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. At first glance, you think you’re coming face to face with your favorite Pixar characters. You are! But, then you learn the science behind […]

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    Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” , Saturday, January 14th, 2017

    It’s Saturday! We’re into the second weekend of the New YEAR! Here are some “Gayle on the Go!” Saturday Happenings! Enjoy! -0- L.A. ART SHOW Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street West Hall Downtown Los Angeles The L.A. Art Show is calling West Hall at the Los Angeles Convention home. This art extravaganza features artwork from 90 leading galleries representing more than 18-countries. -0- Photo L.A. @ 11am The Reef / LA Mart 1933 South Broadway Los […]

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    Toyota/Lexus Anchor Tether Program

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena to learn about the Toyota/Lexus Anchor Tether Program. The vehicle manufacturer’s partnership began in 2008 with SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A. to alert owners of pre-2001 Toyota or Lexus, that their vehicles can have one or more tether anchors ordered and installed at their local dealership.  There is a donation of $5.00 per tether anchor to cover administrative costs. Additional amounts donated will be used to support Safe Ride Helpline services. In order to participate in the program, apply […]

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    Gray Whale Watching

    Gayle Anderson was live in off the coast of Palos Verdes aboard the Harbor Breeze Cruise LA ESPADA, a specialized high speed whale watching catamaran, to see the Gray Whale migration. During the whale watching, Fin, Sperm, Orca, and Humpback whales have been spotted as well as Dolphins. In addition to witnessing marine life, experts will delve into conservation issues affecting whales in our urban waters and teach us more about the diversity of whale populations and other marine life […]

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    Housing for Homeless Veterans With American Family Housing

    Gayle Anderson was live in Midway City to see the volunteers working with American Family Housing, a non-profit organization dedicated to permanently ending the cycle of homelessness, constructing Potter’s Lane. The highly anticipated housing project, which is the first permanent supportive multi-housing development to utilize upcycled steel shipping containers to house homeless veterans, will provide permanent housing using 16, 480-square-foot living spaces. American Family Housing is actively seeking additional sponsors and donors for its ongoing capital campaign. Corporate or individual […]

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    Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, January 8th, 2017

    Happy First Sunday of 2017! What are you up to now that the holidays are over! Here are some Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions! Enjoy! -0- TheFitExpo Los Angeles Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles 213 741 1151 Keep your New Year get healthy resolution on target at THEFITEXPO LOS ANGELES. The Los Angeles Convention Center event includes group exercise, bodybuilding, a kids zone, a healthy eating and living pavilion, as well as fitness […]