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
  • Impaired Driving Suit

    Gayle Anderson was live in Glendale to experience the impaired driving suit. Did you know? Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually. In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. That translates to one every 51 minutes. Nearly one million high school teens drank alcohol and got behind the wheel in 2011. Drinking and driving is the leading cause of death for Americans 17-24 years old. Teen drivers are 3 times more […]

  • Oakland Raiders Pre-Season Game #2

    Gayle Anderson was live in Universal City at the Raider Image Store at Universal CityWalk because the Oakland Raiders football preseason is upon us. KTLA is broadcasting the preseason games. Raiders fans can watch preseason game number two versus the Detroit Lions on KTLA at tonight at 7. The 2014 Preseason Schedule on KTLA: Friday, August 22nd @ Green Bay Packers, 5:00 p.m. (PDT) Thursday, August 28th vs. Seattle Seahawks, 7:00 p.m. (PDT) KTLA does not air regular season Raiders games. Those usually […]

  • Variety Boys & Girls Club Annual Scholarship Gala Preview

    This year’s award recipients include John Paul Dejoria and Enrique Arevalo. John Paul Dejoria will receive the VBGC Hall of Fame Award. He is the co-founder of both Paul Mitchell Systems and The Patron Spirits Company. He has received numerous honors for philanthropy and green business practices, including a generous donation to help renovate the Variety Boys & Girls Club’s 65-year-old building. Enrique Arevalo will receive the VBGC Alumnus Award. He is an immigration attorney, who has been in practice […]

  • “Gayle On The Go” For Sunday, August 10

    The Discovery Channel is kicking off ‘Shark Week’ with an educational and fun family friendly event called ‘Fin Fest’ in Hermosa. The best’s free! Gayle Anderson has the details in “Gayle On The Go.”       Ventura County Fair 11am A Country Fair with Ocean Air Ventura County Fairgrounds Ventura   This is the last day to enjoy the Ventura County Fair. Don’t miss the fair food, fair farm animals, fair rides and fair games.     […]

  • “Gayle On The Go” For Saturday, August 9th

    Time is running out for fair food, animals, rides and games at both the Ventura and Orange County Fairs. It’s the last weekend to visit before they’re over! Gayle Anderson has the details in “Gayle On The Go”.     FREE! Homophobic Laws in African Nations @ 10:30am The Carl Bean House 2146 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles Congresswoman Karen Bass is the keynote speaker at a town hall forum on homophobic laws in African Nations. The congresswoman is a […]


    Gayle Anderson was live in North Hollywood at the RAIDER IMAGE STORE at Universal Citywalk for the first Oakland Raiders pre-season game. KTLA is your Oakland Raider pre-season station!   The latest in 2014 Oakland Raider Gear can be found at: THE RAIDER IMAGE STORE AT UNIVERSAL CITYWALK 1000 UNIVERSAL STUDIOS BOULEVARD SUITE G104B UNIVERSAL CITY, CA 91608 818-763-4000, Raider Image – Universal City Walk     If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail […]

  • Navy Days #2

    Gayle Anderson was live in San Pedro, where two USS Navy ships have arrived at the Port of Los Angeles in honor of LA NAVY DAYS 2014. Since the tickets for tours of the U.S.S. Anchorage and the U.S.S. Spruance have sold out, the Battleship USS Iowa parked right next door to the two ships, is offering tours and a chance to see the two Navy ships from the deck of the U.S.S. Iowa. For more information, click HERE. If […]

  • Navy Days #1

    Gayle Anderson was live in San Pedro for NAVY DAYS 2014. Two USS Navy ships have arrived at the Port of Los Angeles in honor of LA NAVY DAYS 2014. Throughout the week, sailors will have the opportunity to engage with the local community and participate in a number of community relations projects. FREE public tours of the USS Anchorage and USS Spruance will be held this weekend. Tours will be Saturday and Sunday, August 9th and 10th starting at […]

  • ‘Gayle on the Go’ for Sunday, August 3

    Gallery of Speed Wally Park NHRA Motorsports Museum The Fairplex 1101 West McKinley Avenue, Building 3A Pomona (909) 622-2133 Something new has been added to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona. This is the Gallery of Speed exhibition. It focuses on four historical, generational and transitional aspects of hot rodding as well as America’s affection for the automobile.   Sunset Idea House 2014 111 South Meadows Avenue Manhattan Beach Get some NEW ideas for your home here! The […]