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 14 Emmy Awards. Most recently, Gayle earned an Emmy in 2012 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
  • CANstruction OC 2014

    Gayle Anderson was live at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa to see CANSTRUCTION OC 2014, a design-build competition for charity, where structures are created out of cans of food & donated to the Orange County Food Bank! What is Canstruction? It is an international community service project by the design & construction industry to benefit local food banks where teams of architects, engineers, designers, contractors and/or those professionals mentoring students, associations or business compete by designing and building structures […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ For Sunday, September 14

    You can experience some of California’s best avocados, while enjoying live music, art and beverages. You could even free avocados for a year! Gayle Anderson will tell you where, plus other events happening today.       Morro Bay Avocado Festival avomargfest.com Enjoy the BEST California Avocados in all variations of culinary delights as well as refreshing margaritas, beer, specialty foods, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors & the beautiful Embarcadero, Morro Bay. You could win a Year’s Supply of […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ For Saturday, September 13

    Good new for lobster lovers! One of the largest seafood festivals is happening this weekend. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson will tell you where to go, plus other fun activities taking place this weekend!       Flavors of Newport Beach www.flavorsofnewportbeach.com “Enjoy Flavors of Newport Beach, for a unique Food Tasting & Historical Tour. Culinary delights are mixed with the cultural experience of a four-and-a-half hour scenic walking tour.     Morro Bay Avocado Festival avomargfest.com Enjoy the BEST California Avocados in […]

  • 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

  • Drought Watch With Turf Terminators

    Gayle Anderson was live in Mission Hills to see the work of TURF TERMINATORS. Turf Terminators 3122 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 301 Santa Monica, CA 90404 (323) 647-2532 If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • Theodore Payne New Classes and Fall Plant Sale

    Gayle Anderson was live in Sun Valley for THEODORE PAYNE FOUNDATION.   Drought restrictions that limit the use of water have resulted in a renewed interest in native gardens as a drought-friendly alternative to grass lawns. Gardens and landscapes comprised of California native plants use 60 to 90 percent less water than conventional landscapes and require fewer fertilizers, soil amendments or pesticides. A City of Santa Monica experiment showed that a native plant garden using appropriate watering methods used nearly […]

  • Best Back to School Cars for 2014

    Gayle Anderson was live in Irvine to learn about the BEST CARS FOR KIDS! Now that a new school year has started, many students and parents of teens are considering their transportation needs to and from campus and activities.  To help shoppers narrow down their choices, the editors at Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com, have named this year’s 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2014. KBB.com‘s expert editors hand-picked a selection of new cars they recommend for students that score high marks for being […]

  • New Olympic Pool in East Los Angeles

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles to learn about the NEW Belvedere Park Aquatic Center which opened in July in East Los Angeles. The $14.8 million facility is now home to a 12,750-square-foot Olympic-size competition pool—the only outdoor Olympic-size pool open to the public in East Los Angeles! To the delight of competitive swimmers, the competition pool is certified for both short (25 meters) and long (50 meters) course competition by USA Swimming. The Belvedere Park Aquatic Center also […]

  • Walking with Dinosaurs The Arena Spectacular

    Gayle Anderson was live in Anaheim for the ‘Walking With Dinosaurs  The Arena Spectacular’, which returns to Southern California for a limited eight-performance engagement at the Honda Center in Anaheim starting today through Sunday, September 7th. ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ will then move to STAPLES Center for a limited eight-performance engagement from Thursday, September 11th through Sunday, September 15th. Based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ features life-size re-creations of dinosaurs and depicts their evolution with almost cinematic realism. The […]