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
  • Kelley Blue Book’s Best Green Cars 2015

    Gayle Anderson begins a series of EARTH DAY REPORTS in Irvine, where the editors of Kelley Blue Book have selected the 10 BEST GREEN CARS OF 2015. Hand-selected by the expert editors at Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry, reports the top spot on this annual list for the second year in a row is the all-electric BMW i3. Each year the KBB.com editors […]

  • Gayle on the Go for Saturday, April 18th, 2015

  • Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

    Gayle Anderson is live in Downtown Long Beach with a preview of this weekend’s TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH. If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • National Volunteer Week With Habitat for Humanity & Sit ‘n Sleep

    Gayle Anderson is live in Lynwood because this is NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK (pointsoflight.org), a program established by Points of Light in 1974, which is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the […]

  • Butterfly Pavilion

    Gayle Anderson is live in Downtown Los Angeles to explore the BUTTERFLY PAVILION at the Natural History Museum, the living habitat where hundreds of butterflies flutter among nectaring plants. This outdoor exhibit features 53 butterfly species, including 20 that are native to the Golden State. Also, the museum’s gardeners have incorporated native plants, which are a natural food source for the California species, in order to tell the story of how butterflies survive in the wild. Visitors can see the […]

  • Formula Drift Qualifying

    Formula Drift qualifying is underway in Long Beach for this weekend’s unusual racing. Some of the best drivers and champions from around the world are competing.

  • ‘Gayle on the Go’ for Sunday, April 12

    Free! CanstructionLA presented by Goya Foods Farmers & Merchants Bank Building 401 South Main Street- Downtown Los Angeles (213) 924-8661 Our parents tell us not to play with our food, but we can make an exception for CANSTRUCTION LA. You can describe this as a “foodraiser” for the Los Angeles Food Bank. Architects, designers, builders, and engineers donate their time and talent to create large scale structures made entirely of canned foods. All money  raised, as well as all cans […]

  • ‘Gayle on the Go’ for Saturday, April 11

    Free! CanstructionLA presented by Goya Foods Farmers & Merchants Bank Building 401 South Main Street- Downtown Los Angeles (213) 924-8661 Our parents tell us not to play with our food, but we can make an exception for CANSTRUCTION LA. You can describe this as a “foodraiser” for the Los Angeles Food Bank. Architects, designers, builders, and engineers donate their time and talent to create large scale structures made entirely of canned foods. All money  raised, as well as all cans […]

  • Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach/ Formula Drift

    Gayle Anderson is live in Downtown Long Beach with a preview of this weekend’s FORMULA DRIFT competition. If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com