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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
  • Restoration of the Earl Carroll Theatre

      Gayle Anderson was live in Hollywood to learn about the plans to restore the historic Earl Carroll Theatre on Sunset Boulevard. According to the Los Angeles Conservancy, the theatre is one of the last remaining examples of modern entertainment venues constructed at the height of Hollywood’s Golden Age. At the time of its opening, the glamorous Gordon B. Kaufmann-designed nightclub was a groundbreaking contributor to the rise of radio, television, and entertainment venues in the neighborhood anchored by Sunset Boulevard […]

  • Bargain Halloween Costumes at Goodwill

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles to see what kind of creative and inexpensive Halloween costumes we can find at the Goodwill Retail Stores (www.goodwillsocal.org). If you have questions or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or or call 1-323-460-5732 Have a GREAT day!  

  • World Arthritis Day

    Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles for WORLD ARTHRITIS DAY 2017. Gayle learned about arthritis at the new California Science Center exhibition BODY WORLDS: PULSE, which is the largest BODY WORLDS exhibition in a decade.  The exhibition teaches us about anatomy, health, and wellness. Body Worlds: Pulse California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, California 90037 323 SCIENCE (323) 724-3623 Thursday, October 12th, 2017 World Arthritis Day For information about non-invasive treatment of a variety of Arthritis and […]

  • Closing Days of the 2017 California RV Show

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona for the closing days of the 2017 California RV Show. Closes Sunday, October 15th, 2017 10am to 6pm The 65th Annual California RV Show Los Angeles Fairplex (Gate 9) 2200 North White Avenue Pomona, CA 91768

  • This is a still from a video released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department that explains how to survive an active shooter situation.

    L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Gives Tips on Surviving an Active Shooter Situation

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department created a video showing how people can survive an active shooter situation, and as the department continues training its officers for such incidents, it has given KTLA tips on how to survive — from knowing where the exits are to trying to remain calm.

  • L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell News Conference on Las Vegas Shooting

    L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell provides an update about what he knows of the Las Vegas shooting and two deputies wounded.

  • Opening Day at The 2017 RV Show

      Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona for opening day at the 2017 California RV Show. Opens Friday, October 6th Runs Through  Sunday, October 15th, 2017 10am to 6pm The 65th Annual California RV Show Los Angeles Fairplex 2200 North White Avenue Pomona, CA 91768 Gate 9  

  • 2017 California RV Show

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona with a preview of the 2017 California RV Show. Opens Friday, October 6th Runs Through Sunday, October 15th, 2017 10am to 6pm The 65th Annual California RV Show Los Angeles Fairplex 2200 North White Avenue Gate 9 Pomona, CA 91768 If you have questions or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or call 1-323-460-5732. Have a GREAT day!

  • Crenshaw Emergency Disaster Preparedness Expo

      Gayle Anderson was live in Reseda at the Volunteer Emergency Command Center (VECC) Operations Valley Bureau, one of the many participants in the Saturday, October 7th, 2017 CRENSHAW COMMUNITY DISASTER PREPAREDNESS EXPO 2017 at West Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles. The goal of the free event is to be sure communities are aware of the resources and information available to get ready for next emergency or disaster; earthquake, fire, flood and more.  The kind of information available will include: […]