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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
  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, June 24th, 2018

    It’s Sunday! Enjoy the day exploring one of the unusual and different activities on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Take a look! -0-0-0- 2018 Annual Angel City Games UCLA Drake Stadium 340 Bruin Walk Los Angeles http://www.AngelCityGames.org Support the athletes at the 4th Angel City Games, competing in five Paralympic sports: swimming, track and field, archery, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball. The competing takes place at Drake Stadium on the campus of UCLA. For ticket information the schedule […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

    It’s the FIRST SATURDAY OF THE SUMMER! Observe the occasion at one of the many suggested Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” events. Enjoy! -0-0-0- U.S. Merchant Marine Dedication Ceremony S.S. Lane Victory Berth 49 San Pedro 818 994 4661 thelanevictory.org In San Pedro, there is a tribute Saturday to the 17 members of the U.S. Merchant Marine who served aboard the landmark Merchant Marine ship S.S. Lane Victory. They never came home. The Lane Victory is one of only five […]

  • Operation Gratitude Assembly Day Preview

    Gayle Anderson was live in Chatsworth at the warehouse of OPERATION GRATITUDE because the non-profit organization needs volunteers for its Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 assembly day. If you would like to help prepare Care Packages for U.S. Troops, First Responders, Military Families, Wounded Heroes and Their Care Givers, sign up on their website.  If you have questions, you can email the organization at: info@operationgratitude.com If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com.

  • Beat the Heat: Aquatic Bloom at the Craft in America Center

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles continuing her “BEAT THE HEAT” series at the Craft in America Center at the new exhibition Arline Fisch: Aquatic Bloom. The artist has transformed both the fine art and craft worlds with her methods of using metal with fiber techniques. She has written the textbook on how to manipulate metals by weaving, knitting, and crocheting and she has taught countless artists her unique techniques. Arline Fisch: Aquatic Bloom Craft Center in America 8415 West Third […]

  • Beat the Heat: Ferris Wheel Anniversary at the Santa Monica Pier

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Monica where the Santa Monica Pier is preparing to celebrate the Thursday, June 21st anniversary of the Ferris Wheel in conjunction with the Navy Pier in Chicago.   If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com.

  • Beat the Heat at the Marciano Art Foundation

    Gayle Anderson was live in the Mid-Wilshire District continuing her BEAT THE HEAT series at the new Olafur Eliasson exhibition entitled REALITY pROJECTOR.    Renowned interdisciplinary artist Olafur Eliasson uses projected light and the existing architecture of the Theater Gallery to create a dynamic shadow play. Eliasson’s exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to fully experience the magnificence of the space free of objects.   To see the unique exhibition, the Marciano Art Foundation is open Thursday through Sunday. Tickets are FREE!  […]

  • Beat the Heat- 20th Anniversary of the Aquarium of the Pacific

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach at the Aquarium of the Pacific, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary with special programs, events, exhibits, and contests highlighting the institution’s history and future. Learn about and meet some of our original animals, such as Charlie the Sea Otter and Theo and Lou the Sea Turtles. Visitors also have the chance to meet some new residents that have arrived just in time for the celebration, including a baby harbor seal born in April […]

  • Sunday, “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, June 17th, 2018

    Happy Father’s Day Sunday! Here are several events Dad might enjoy on his special day! HAPPY FATHER’S DAY 2018! Free! Concours d’Elegance Fathers Day Car Show Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills rodeodrive-bh.com Happy Father’s Day for all of the Dad’s who love cars! They’ll have a good time at the Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance. What you have at this free event are more than one-hundred breathtaking American and European classics. An assortment of food and entertainment are part of the 25th […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, June 16th, 2018

    Happy Sunday! It’s FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND! Celebrate Dad at one of the many suggestions on the Saturday “GAYLE ON THE GO!” list. (Pssst! Some of these events are FREE!) Enjoy! -0- Bamboo Craft& Folk Art Museum 5814 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles 323 937 4230 http://www.cafam.org BEAT THE HEAT this Father’s Day Weekend at this cool unusual exhibition entitled BAMBOO at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles. See the evolution of the Japanese craft of basket weaving to […]