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.


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    Lose Your Double Chin

    Gayle Anderson was live in Torrance at the offices of Dr. David M. Duffy to learn about the NEW non-surgical procedure known as KYBELLA, used to reduce moderate to severe fat on the upper neck, otherwise known as a “double chin.” Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. David M. Duffy 4201 Torrance Boulevard, Suite 710 Torrance, CA 90503 (310) 370-5670 If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

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    Lalique Automotive Art

    Gayle Anderson was live in Oxnard because the Mullin Automotive Museum has released a newest book entitled, LALIQUE AUTOMOTIVE ART. This book celebrates the unique art of French glass master René Lalique. Lalique Automotive Art was written by Vicki A. Mack with Peter W. Mullin, Chairman of the Mullin Automotive Museum. Patrick Mullin photographed the stunning Lalique hood mascots for the book. Born in 1860, René Lalique won his first art award — for drawing — at age 12. At […]

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  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, August 30th, 2015

      Happy Sunday! Watcha’ doing? How about a comic book festival? How about a barbeque festival? How about an art festival? All of this and MORE can be found on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” report! Take a look! -0-0-0- San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention @ 10am 11128 Balboa Boulevard Granada Hills 661 253 1284 Comic book fans are heading to San Fernando Valley for the San Fernando Valley Comic Book Convention in Granada Hills. Admission is $5.00. […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, August 29th, 2015

      Happy Saturday!  Whew! There’s a lot to do today! There are educational events and well as tasty events on the Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Take a look: Tribute Gassers II Legends @10am Automobile Driving Museum 610 Lairport Street El Segundo 310 909 0950 www.TheADM.org/gassers The Automobile Driving Museum (ADM), a non-profit museum that preserves historic automobiles, is proud to present a “Tribute to Gassers II” exhibit and show Saturday, August 29, 2015. The ADM will be hosting […]

  • Oakland Raiders PreSeason Game #3

    Gayle Anderson was live in Playa Del Rey with a preview of OAKLAND RAIDERS PRE-SEASON GAME #3 Sunday, August 30th at 5pm (PDT) versus the Arizona Cardinals. Last week, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Raiders with a score of 20 to 12. Raiders fans can watch the third preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, August 30th at 5 p.m. (PDT) on NBC. The 2015 Preseason Schedule on KTLA: Thursday, September 3rd @ Seattle Seahawks, 7:00 p.m. (PDT) KTLA does […]

  • “History Keepers: Storied Objects from Los Angeles Collections”

    Gayle Anderson wants to remind you not to miss this, the last week of “History Keepers: Storied Objects from Los Angeles Collections,” which is open until Monday, August 31st. In this exhibition celebrating Los Angeles’s remarkable history, curious objects from collections housed across the Los Angeles region are displayed together at the historic Pico House in downtown El Pueblo de Los Ángeles to illuminate the history of this multifaceted city. Photographs, documents, scrapbooks, and ephemera are some of the material […]

  • National Dog Day

    Gayle Anderson was live in Agoura Hills at Camp Bow Wow because today is NATIONAL DOG DAY! The holiday was founded in 2004 by animal advocate, Colleen Paige, to raise public awareness of dogs in need of homes and the unconditional love and loyalty they can bring to our lives. Approximately 3.9 million dogs enter animal shelters each year according to statistics provided by the ASPCA. Of these, approximately 35% are adopted, 31% are euthanized and 26% of dogs who […]

  • The Gentle Barn

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Clarita visiting THE GENTLE BARN, founded in Tarzana in 1999 by Ellie Laks. THE GENTLE BARN recently celebrated its 16th anniversary. THE GENTLE BARN was created as a place that combined Laks’ special love of animals and desire to help children. More than one hundred and seventy rescued animals are now safe and happy at THE GENTLE BARN, which works with children from inner-city, group homes, mental health care facilities, foster homes, and schools […]