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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
  • SPCALA Summer Camp 2018

    Gayle Anderson was in Long Beach, where spcaLA prepares for this summer’s FRIENDS FOR LIFE SPCALA Summer Camp, which begins June 18th, 2018. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Gayle Anderson at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com, 1 323 460 5732.

  • Genghis Khan Exhibition

    Gayle Anderson was in Simi Valley at the NEW Genghis Khan exhibition at the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. There are more than 200 artifacts from 13th century Mongolia. The presidential museum is the only Southern California stop on an international tour that has drawn more than a million visitors.

  • Sunday”Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

    Happy Sunday! What are you doing today? Well, here are some Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions! (Some of these events are FREE!) Free Admission! 23rd Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books University of Southern California Downtown Los Angeles Events.LATimes.com The largest book festival in the country is happening on the campus of the University of Southern California. The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books features celebrities, famous authors, music, film, comic books, cooking demonstrations and more. -0- 2018 […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, April 21st, 2018

    Happy Saturday! Southern California is a wonderful place to be right now because there are so many NEW exhibitions and NEW events. Here are a few you might want to schedule from the Saturday ‘GAYLE ON THE GO!” list. Enjoy! -0- Custom Revolution Petersen Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles Petersen.org There is a revolution going on at the Petersen Automotive Museum. It’s a motorcycle revolution. This new exhibit CUSTOM REVOLUTION features the work of the most influential and […]

  • Cheech & Chong Exhibit at Grammy Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles at the Grammy Museum to see the NEW exhibition “CHEECH & CHONG: STILL ROLLIN’ – CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF UP IN SMOKE.” Photographer/Editor: Bob Keet. If you have questions or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or call 1-323-460-5732.

  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore Los Angeles

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles at the NEW Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a nonprofit home improvement thrift store and donation center that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more at a fraction of the retail price. All proceeds from the ReStore sales are used for Habitat for Humanity’s home building programs. Habitat for Humanity ReStore Los Angeles ReStore 1071 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90019 (310) 323-4663 Extension 401 If […]

  • Petersen Automotive Museum ‘Custom Revolution’

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles at the Petersen Automotive Museum to see the NEW exhibition “CUSTOM REVOLUTION”, a yearlong exhibit of more than two dozen customized motorcycles that show how builders take stock bikes and transform them into two wheel art. If you have questions or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or call 1-323-460-5732.

  • 2018 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

    Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Long Beach where the three-day Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is underway. Friday, April 13th, 2018 through Sunday, April 15th, 2018, 2018 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. If you have questions or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle .Anderson@KTLA.com or call 1-323-460-5732.  

  • King Tut Exhibit at California Science Center

    Gayle Anderson was live in Exposition Park at the California Science Center for the new exhibition KING TUT: TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH. For tour and ticket information, check the website. If you have questions or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or call 1-323-460-5732.