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
  • Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bomber Tour

    Gayle Anderson was live in Camarillo for the tour of the world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress at Camarillo Airport now through Sunday, March 8th. Southern California residents and tourists will experience “hands on” history when FIFI, the Commemorative Air Force’s iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, flies into Camarillo Airport. FIFI and other World War II military aircraft will be on display at the Commemorative Air Force Southern California (SoCal) wing’s facility at 455 Aviation Drive in Camarillo, the first stop […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Sunday, March 1

    Find all of your wedding needs and more at the Annual Festival of Brides. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson explains where you can check out the upscale bridal show, plus details on other events happening around Southern California.     18TH Annual Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition & Sale Autry National Center The Autry National Center 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles The Autry’s Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale is considered the country’s premier Western […]

  • Polar Plunge

    Gayle Anderson was live in Marina del Rey to preview the POLAR PLUNGE, a fundraising event for Special Olympics Southern California athletes, in which participants “plunge” into the chilly, sub-50-degree waters with friends and family. Each “plunger” will raise a minimum of $50 to participate. Those who wish to stay dry can sign up as “Too Chicken to Plunge” and still raise $50 to participate. Attendees will enjoy souvenirs, concessions, contests, and fun along the way! This year’s POLAR PLUNGE […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Saturday, February 28

    If you’ve noticed a lot of people jogging or running early in the morning, they might be getting ready for the LA Marathon. Gayle Anderson explains how you can participate and sign up,  plus details on other events happening across Southern California this weekend.     Preparation for Restoration Preview Reception @ Noon Historic Crouch Memorial Church of God in Christ 1001 East 27th Street Los Angeles Learn about the restoration plans and how the public can help rebuild the historic […]

  • Official L.A. Marathon Charity- Angel City Pit Bulls

    Gayle Anderson was live in Griffith Park to prepare for the 2015 ASICS LA MARATHON. This year’s marathon is Sunday, March 15th. The marathon’s “Stadium to the Sea” course starts at Dodger Stadium and finishes near the Santa Monica Pier, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. The ASICS LA MARATHON’s expanding charity effort is expected to draw thousands of participants from all across the country running for a cause bigger than themselves. Over 100 […]

  • Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale

    Gayle Anderson was live in Griffith Park at the Autry’s Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, considered the country’s premier Western art show. Each year, more than 75 nationally recognized, contemporary Western artists challenge themselves to create and exhibit their very best work. Stylistically and thematically diverse, their works represent the extraordinary range of subject matter that contemporary, historic, and mythic Western experiences inspire. Exhibition Hours The Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and […]

  • ASICS L.A. Marathon Charities- The Dream Center

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles on the route of the 2015 ASICS LA MARATHON. This year’s marathon is Sunday, March 15th. The marathon’s “Stadium to the Sea” course starts at Dodger Stadium and finishes near the Santa Monica Pier, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. The ASICS LA MARATHON’s expanding charity effort is expected to draw thousands of participants from all across the country running for a cause bigger than themselves. Over […]

  • The Official ASICS L.A. Marathon Shoes

    Gayle Anderson was live in West Hollywood on the route of the 2015 ASICS LA MARATHON. This year’s marathon is Sunday, March 15th. The marathon’s “Stadium to the Sea” course starts at Dodger Stadium and finishes near the Santa Monica Pier, taking runners on a tour of Los Angeles past every major landmark. The ASICS LA MARATHON’s expanding charity effort is expected to draw thousands of participants from all across the country running for a cause bigger than themselves. Over […]

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    ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Sunday, February 22

      Organizers describe the LA Travel and Adventure show as “California’s Largest Travel Show.” KTLA’s Gayle Anderson has a preview of the show, plus details on other events you can enjoy this weekend.     L.A. Travel & Adventure Show Long Beach Convention Center Downtown Long Beach The 10th Annual Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show is in town. The Long Beach Convention Center is the weekend location for your one stop spot for travel inspiration, expert information, fun and […]