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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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    The Art of Bugatti

    Gayle Anderson was live inside “the world’s greatest automobile museum” (according to TOP GEAR MAGAZINE), the Petersen Automotive Museum, to explore the new exhibit THE ART OF BUGATTI. The exhibit is a retrospective which aligns the pursuits of fine art, fine craftsmanship, and the inspired automotive design of the Bugatti family. The Art of Bugatti Petersen Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 930-CARS (323) 930-2277 If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson […]

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    Monday Is the Last Day to Register to Vote in California for Nov. 8 Election

    If you live in California and you’re eligible to vote, today is your last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election. Here’s how to do it: To check the status of your voter registration, go here. Not sure which county you live in? Enter your ZIP at the U.S. Census website. If you need to register or re-register, visit this site. Click here to read the full story on Hope you're registered to vote. The deadline for the Nov. 8 General Election is at […]

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    The Last Day to Register Before the November Election

    Gayle Anderson was live in Norwalk at the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Main Officer to remind viewers Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, is the last day to register to vote in order to participate in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 , 2016, election. If you have questions, take a look at the comprehensive website. If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at

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    Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

    What are you doing today? Here are some Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions! Enjoy! Wings, Wheels & Rotors 2016 Los Alamitos Army Airfield Joint Forces Training Base 11200 Lexington Drive Los Alamitos The Los Alamitos Army Airfield is the exhibition location for the 2016 Wings, Wheels, and Rotors event. Helicopters, military aircraft, and a car show happen here in addition to aircraft demonstrations and an opportunity to meet and greet first responders and members of several safety agencies. […]

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    Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

    Happy Saturday! Here are some educational, interesting, and fun Saturday experiences on the Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” list! -0- Free! Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue Fall Festival 10856 Farralone Avenue Chatsworth If you love Guinea Pigs, then the Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue Fall Festival is the place for you! The free Chatsworth event offers free nail clippings, free health checks and free advice for the care and feeding of your furry four legged friend. -0- Free! The […]

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    Friday Night Lights in the Morning- Cathedral High School

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IN THE MORNING, spotlighting tonight’s high school football game: Cathedral High School vs Salesian High School on Friday, October 21st @ 7pm. Cathedral High School 1253 Bishops Road Los Angeles, CA 90012 (323) 225-2438 Salesian High School 960 South Soto Street Los Angeles, CA 90023 Tonight’s 7pm game will be played at L.A. Southwest College, 1600 West Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90047 If you have questions, please feel free to […]

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    The Virgin of Guadalupe at the Bowers Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Ana to explore the Virgin Guadalupe exhibit at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Bowers Museum 2002 North Main Street Santa Ana (714) 567-3600 If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at    

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    2nd Annual Homeless-to-Housed Veteran’s Stand-down Event

    Gayle Anderson was live in West Los Angeles where the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is hosting its Second Annual Homeless-to-Housed Veteran’s Stand-down event from 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The event is at building 257, the new Veteran’s Welcome Center. The Homeless-to-Housed stand down event is one way the VAGLAHS hopes to connect Veterans experiencing homelessness to a permanent housing program, immediate interim housing, and supportive services to improve their health, access to income, and overall wellbeing. […]

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    Boo at the Zoo

    Gayle Anderson was live in at the Los Angeles Zoo for the month long Halloween event BOO AT THE ZOO.  Every day in October there is a special Halloween adventure as well as special entertainment. For the complete schedule, please check the website. If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at