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
  • Gayle On The Go for Sunday, September 28

    Sixth Annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix 665 West Lancaster Boulevard (at Ehrlich Avenue) Lancaster streetsoflancaster.com  The City of Lancaster and SuperKarts! USA present the Sixth Annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. Experience the thrill as professional go-kart drivers from across the country go head-to-head on the streets of downtown Lancaster, California at breakneck speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.         Breezehouse Open House Shuttle Service Provided To/From Open House Hyatt Westlake Village 880 South […]

  • Gayle On The Go for Saturday, September 27

    4th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival LA Plaza 501 North Main Street Los Angeles www.thetasteofmexico.org Sample Mexican culture and food at 4th Annual Taste of Mexico Food Festival at La Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. LA’s most admired and respected Mexican chefs, restaurants and food purveyors are available, including unlimited tastings from participating restaurants, specialty drinks and live music. For ticket information, check the website: thetasteofmexico.org         Hispanic Heritage Day Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Museum 18127 […]

  • The Wiggle Waggle Walk

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena with a preview of the Wiggle Waggle Walk taking place on Sunday, September 28th. Join thousands of animal lovers for a great day in support of the animals! Enjoy a scenic one or three mile walk around the world famous Rose Bowl. Walk for the animals, and then stay for the fun at the Wiggle Waggle Walk Pet Expo featuring K9 demonstrations, dog agility shows and entertaining canine contests! Proceeds will help provide safe shelter, […]

  • Longines Los Angeles Masters

    Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles for the American leg of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor at the Los Angeles Convention Center, September 25th – 28th, bringing together spectacular sporting action and lifestyle entertainment. The first edition of this elite Show Jumping competition will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, next to the Staples Center. During the four days of the event, the Longines Los Angeles Masters will offer its guests exceptional competitions, exhilarating sporting experience […]

  • Spider Pavilion & Blue Moon Diamond Exhibits

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles to take a look at the SPIDER PAVILION and BLUE MOON DIAMOND exhibits at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM). The SPIDER PAVILION is open at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County until Sunday, November 2nd. The SPIDER PAVILION is an open-air landscaped area on the museum’s South Lawn, where spiders freely spin their spectacular webs for all to see. Inside the SPIDER PAVILION, visitors can examine more […]

  • Drought Watch: Synthetic Grass

    Gayle Anderson was live in La Habra to continue her DROUGHT WATCH reports with a look at SYNTHETIC GRASS. It has been more than nine months since Governor Brown declared a drought state of emergency in the state of California. Since then, the need to reduce water consumption across the state has resulted in restrictions that have greatly impacted lawn care and maintenance. Irrigating grass lawns comprises more than half of a residents’ water usage. As a result, many homeowners […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ For Sunday, September 21

    When it comes to stamping out hunger, some people in orange county are saying “yes we can!” KTLA’s Gayle Anderson takes a look at “Can-struction” project, plus other events happening this weekend across Southern California.       Breezehouse Open House Shuttle Service Provided To/From Open House Hyatt Westlake Village 880 South Westlake Boulevard Westlake Village (866) 887-7997 www.BluHomes.com  Catch a breeze this hot weekend at the awarding winning Blu Homes Breezehouse, the  first-ever Real Simple and This Old House  […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Saturday, September 20

    A local beach city is making racing history this weekend. It’s  hosting the “Red Bull Global Rallycross Competition.” KTLA’s Gayle Anderson tells us where to go check out this cool event plus over fun activities you can do this weekend.     Saturday @ 11:00 a.m. Breezehouse Open House Shuttle Service Provided To/From Open House Hyatt Westlake Village 880 South Westlake Boulevard Westlake Village (866) 887-7997 www.BluHomes.com  Catch a breeze this hot weekend at the awarding winning Blu Homes Breezehouse, […]

  • AltCar Expo

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Monica at the AltCar Expo, the nation’s leading forum for green car ride and drive, public education and demonstration of the latest green technology vehicles. The Alt Car Expo is happening Friday and Saturday, September 19-20, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, CA.  The AltCar Expo is free and open to  the public. AltCar Expo presents the most extensive array of green vehicles in […]