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
  • Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

    Gayle Anderson was live in Brea to see the HATS OFF TO DR. SEUSS! exhibit. In honor of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938), a special HATS OFF TO DR. SEUSS! exhibition has been mounted that features Dr. Seuss’s personal collection of art and hats amounted throughout his lifetime. These hats along with his Secret Art are on display at the Sarah Bain Gallery in Brea through Sunday, August 10, 2014. […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ For Sunday, July 27

    We can watch whales, the longest dragon boat competition in California, a major surfing competition and more on the Sunday, “Gayle On The Go” report!   Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival Marine Stadium Long Beach www.lbdragonboat.com This is one of the largest dragon boat competitions in California. It’s happening at the 2014 Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival. In addition to the competitive racing, there are traditional Chinese art demonstrations, Chinese acrobats, as well as music and martial arts performances.   […]

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    ‘Gayle On The Go’ For Saturday, July 26

      The sports scene is popular this weekend, with basketball clinics and a surfing competition in town. Parents can make sure their child’s car seat is safe. Car lovers can learn about some of the best classic cars in Burbank. All this and more is on the Saturday ‘Gayle On The Go’ report.     Cabin in the Sky Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum 4130 Overland Avenue Culver City 310 202 1647 www.ClaytonMuseum.org   We can see for free […]

  • Day of the Cowboy & Cowgirl

    Gayle Anderson was live in Griffith Park at the Autry National Center for a preview of Saturday’s DAY OF THE COWBOY AND COWGIRL 2014, where we can get in touch with our inner cowboy or cowgirl. Enjoy delicious BBQ and a root beer saloon, see live performers, explore the museum galleries, and try out some cowhand skills of your own. Participate in a variety of Western-themed activities, including: • A world-record attempt for the Most Trick Ropers, led by The […]

  • Sunset Idea House 2014

    Gayle Anderson was live in Manhattan Beach for a preview of the SUNSET IDEA HOUSE 2014. Beginning Friday, August 1st, Sunset will open the doors of its first-ever Los Angeles Idea House. With interior’s by DISC Interiors, the 2014 Idea House showcases timeless design blended with modern architectural detail and coastal inspiration. The designers have punctuated the voluminous spaces with ceramics, paintings, photography, textile weavings, and handcrafted furnishings from fine artists and craftspeople from throughout Los Angeles.   The 4,500 […]

  • We Care Wednesday Children’s Book Drive

    Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa for the “WE CARE WEDNESDAY CHILDREN’S BOOK DRIVE” at the Orange County Fair.  The 2014 Orange County Fair is now open through Sunday, August 10th. This year’s fair, with the theme, “Summer Starts Here,” consists of 23 days of food, exhibits, rides, animals and shopping. With all of the discounts, promotions and deals offered by the OC Fair, all of this fun can be enjoyed without breaking your bank. Fairgoers can save on […]

  • Rare Whale Watching

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach because the rare Bryde’s whale along with endangered blue whales are being spotted in the waters off Long Beach. The Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises invite the public to a three-hour whale watch excursion with Aquarium experts to view and learn about these rare and endangered whales. Guests will be able to listen to the whales they see and learn more about whale communication through the Aquarium’s interactive Whales: Voices […]

  • Emmy-Nominated Costumes Exhibit

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles where the Television Academy and the FIDM Museum & Galleries at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising invite you to celebrate the creativity and artistry of television costume design at the 8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibit at FIDM Museum & Galleries. This exhibition will run from Tuesday, July 22 through Saturday, September 20, 2014. The 8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design spotlights the work of talented […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ For Sunday, July 20

    Today, soak up the sun while enjoying a number of art festivals that are taking place across southern California. Miss Gayle Anderson will you tell you where to find them, along with other activities in Sunday’s “Gayle On The Go” report.       Summer Starts Here! 2014 Orange County Fair 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa www.ocfair.com Summer starts here! The Orange County Fair is up and running with pig races, rodeo, cultural entertainment, rides and more are all waiting […]