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
  • New Baby Penguins Born This Summer Make Their Public Debut at the Aquarium of the Pacific

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach at the Aquarium of the Pacific where the public is invited to view four baby Magellanic Penguin chicks in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. The first two, female Magellanic Penguin chicks of the season went on exhibit last Wednesday. The two male chicks go on display TODAY. All of the baby birds had been behind the scenes learning to be hand fed fish and to swim before going on exhibit. Also, the public […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Sunday, August 31

    It is the last day to see and take home fine arts and crafts created by more than two hundred beach artists. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson will tell you where to go, plus other fun things happening across Southern California today.       Leimert Park African Art, Music & Craft Fair @ 10a.m. Leimert Park Village Los Angeles 323 290 1048  Music, art, food, and crafts are yours this Labor Day weekend at the Leimert Park African Art, Music, and […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Saturday, August 30

    Some of Los Angeles’ best chefs are whipping up delicious dishes at a landmark movie studio. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson will tell you where to go, plus other events happening in Southern California this weekend.       A Celebration of Ragtime “Scott Joplin” starring Billy Dee Williams Mayme Clayton Library & Museum claytonmuseum.org The Mayme Clayton Library and Museum begins a two month celebration of ragtime with a screening of the film “Scott Joplin.” Directed by Jeremy Kagan, this 1977 […]

  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles’ New ReStore

    Gayle Anderson was live in Bellflower, where Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) invites you to its new ReStore location where the general public can purchase donated building materials, appliances and home furnishings at greatly reduced prices. There are two additional ReStore outlet locations in Los Angeles that serve the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. All three ReStore locations receive new, used, discontinued or surplus building materials, appliances and home furnishings from companies, contractors, retailers, film and television studios and […]

  • Special Olympics World Games Athletes & Pier Del Sol Fundraiser

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Monica with the athletes selected to compete in the 2015 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES and to remind everyone not to miss the 18th Annual PIER DEL SOL event at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Admission to the event features rides, games, music and entertainment on the main stage, karaoke, arts and crafts, a hands-on tide pool experience as well as a silent […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ For Sunday, August 24

    Fire up the grill! The fourth annual Long Beach Barbecue Festival is happening this weekend. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson will tell you where to go, plus what you can do this weekend across Southern California in the ‘Gayle On The Go’ report.         Admission is FREE! Fiesta La Ballona Culver City’s Party in the Park Veterans Park 4117 Overland Avenue Culver City www.FiestaLaBallona.org It’s time to “party in the park!” Veterans Park in Culver City is the place […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ For Saturday, August 23

    Someone dropped a giant rubber ducky into the Los Angeles harbor! It’s all part of the Tall Ships Festival that is in full swing at the Port Of Los Angeles. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson has the details on the event, plus other fun things happening in Southern California this weekend.       Admission is FREE! Fiesta La Ballona Culver City’s Party in the Park Veterans Park 4117 Overland Avenue Culver City www.FiestaLaBallona.org It’s time to “party in the park!” Veterans […]

  • Oakland Raiders Pre-Season #3

    Gayle Anderson was live at the Raider Image Store at Universal CityWalk with Oakland Raiders preseason football information. The 2014 Preseason Schedule on KTLA: Thursday, August 28th vs. Seattle Seahawks, 7:00 p.m. (PDT) KTLA does not air regular season Raiders games. Those usually air on major networks and sports channels. For a complete schedule, click HERE. Fans can purchase pre-season and season tickets to the games now by calling 1 (800) RAIDERS. For more information about ticket prices, packages and promotions, please […]

  • Wings Over Camarillo

    Gayle Anderson was live in Camarillo with a preview of the 2014 WINGS OVER CAMARILLO AIR SHOW which is this weekend, August 23rd and August 24th at Camarillo Airport. Chuck Aaron of Westlake Village, CA, one of the few pilots to fly the Red Bull Helicopter upside down, will be joined by national air racing veteran and aerobatic pilot Vicky Benzing and about 60 other experienced pilots to thrill the crowds. By the way, the WINGS OVER CAMARILLO is the […]