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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.


Recent Articles
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    Egyptian Theatre Hollywood Renovation

    Gayle Anderson was live at the Egyptian Theatre Hollywood, currently closed, as the historic landmark undergoes a half-million dollar restoration and upgrade. The work is scheduled to be completed by Thursday, September 1st in time for the Cinecon Classic Film Festival. For more information, take a look at their website. 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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    Flying Horses & Mythical Beasts

    Gayle Anderson was live at the Pasadena History Museum to see the exhibit FLYING HORSES AND MYTHICAL BEASTS. Flying Horses & Mythical Beasts: The Magical World of Carousel Animals Kathryne Beynon Exhibition Hall Pasadena Museum of History 470 West Walnut Street Pasadena, California 91103 (626) 577-1660 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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    Man Mode, a Passion for Fashion & Emmy-Nominated Costumes

    Gayle Anderson was live at the Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles for:  “ManMode: Dressing the Male Ego”, a beautifully curated small exhibition of menswear is packed with marvelous pieces from the permanent collections representing three centuries of fabulous menswear. Free! “ManMode: Dressing the Male Ego” Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum & Galleries 919 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles Tuesday through Saturday (213) 623-5821 Also, at FIDM, the 10th Annual Art of Television Costume Design […]

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    Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, August 21st, 2016

    What are you doing today? Here are some interesting and fun suggestions on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Find something you enjoy! -0- 36th Annual Wings Over Camarillo Air Show Commemorative Air Force Wing 455 Aviation Drive Camarillo wingsovercamarillo.com The Wings Over Camarillo Air Show has something for everyone from ages 2 to 92. This year’s airshow includes aerobatic performances, classic warbirds, military aircraft, experimental aircraft, antique cars and motorcycles, helicopter and airplane rides! The Camarillo Wings Association […]

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    Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, August 20th, 2016

    36th Annual Wings Over Camarillo Air Show Commemorative Air Force Wing 455 Aviation Drive Camarillo wingsovercamarillo.com The Wings Over Camarillo Air Show has something for everyone from ages 2 to 92. This year’s airshow includes aerobatic performances, classic warbirds, military aircraft, experimental aircraft, antique cars and motorcycles, helicopter and airplane rides! The Camarillo Wings Association distributes the Air Show net profits to participating non-profit groups that promote youth in science and aviation, furthering the education of Ventura County youngsters through […]

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    History Keepers: Traversing Los Angeles

    Gayle Anderson was live with members of the California Historical Society and LA as Subject to see their exhibition showcasing objects that help tell and understand the history of Los Angeles. This exhibition celebrates Los Angeles’s remarkable history and the institutions and collectors who preserve the region’s stories. Organized around the theme Traversing Los Angeles, the exhibition features items from 30 archives in the Los Angeles area. The exhibit is at El Tranquilo Gallery & Visitor Center, part of El […]

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    The New Baby Penguins: Aquarium of the Pacific

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach to see the Aquarium of the Pacific’s two Magellanic Penguin chicks making their public debut and joining the other penguins in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat. The older of the two chicks hatched on May 17th to parents Kate and Avery, penguins originally rescued off the coast of Brazil. The younger chick hatched on May 25th to parents Patsy and Robbie. Robbie, the father of the younger chick is also a rescued penguin. […]

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    Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith & Art at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live in Simi Valley to explore the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and the exclusive West Coast destination of Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art. This 10,000 square foot exhibition, comprising one of the largest Vatican collections ever to tour the United States, includes an extraordinary collection of historical and religious objects, some of which date to the first century, as well as works of art by Michelangelo, Bernini, Guercino and others. Following its […]

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    Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, August 14th, 2016

    Happy Sunday! If you’re looking for something to do this Sunday, here are several indoor and outdoor choices. Enjoy! -0- American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim 719 482 9867 http://www.money.org/worldsfairofmoney Learn about the history of money as well as the science and fun of coin collection in Anaheim at the World’s Fair of Money, described as “the biggest, most educational coin show in the country.” By the way, you won’t need […]