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
  • Toys for Tots & Deck the Halls

    Gayle Anderson was live in Newport Beach for TOYS FOR TOTS! Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place have partnered with KTLA 5 for their Season of Sharing with TOYS FOR TOTS, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program that collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year to distribute as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which it is conducted. To participate in this toy drive this holiday season, bring a […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Sunday, December 14

    It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas across Southern California! Great holiday festivities are underway this weekend. You can also share your generosity and make donations for this holiday season. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson has all the details in ‘Gayle On The Go.’       A Night in Bethlehem Liberty Baptist Church 1000 Bison Avenue Newport Beach 949 760 5444  Experience the sights and sounds of the very first Christmas. Liberty Baptist Church in Newport Beach presents ‘A Night […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Saturday, December 13

    Southern California is getting into the holiday spirit! There are a lot of festive events happening across the southland this weekend. You can also get into the holiday spirit of giving by making a donation. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson explains in ‘Gayle On The Go.’       A Night in Bethlehem Liberty Baptist Church 1000 Bison Avenue Newport Beach 949 760 5444  Experience the sights and sounds of the very first Christmas. Liberty Baptist Church in Newport Beach presents ‘A […]

  • Special Olympics Fall Games Preview

    Gayle Anderson was live in Fountain Valley with a preview of the Special Olympics Fall Games, which are free and open to the public Saturday December 13th and Sunday, December 14th in Fountain Valley and Irvine. The  games feature 1,100 Special Olympics Southern California athletes competing in six sports. Learn more HERE.   Locations: Fountain Valley Sports Park: Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball 16400 Brookhurst St Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Fountain Bowl: Bowling 17110 Brookhurst St Fountain Valley, CA 92708 The RINKS-Irvine […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Sunday, December 7

    Southern California is getting in the holiday spirit. There are a lot of festive events happening across the south land this weekend. Also you can get into the holiday spirit by making a donation to a local cause. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson explains how you can share your generosity in this edition of ‘Gayle On The Go.’   The Santa Train Christmas Tree Trains Fillmore & Western Railway Company Fillmore 805 524 2546 The Fillmore & Western Railway is rocking and […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Saturday, December 6

    Southern California is getting in the holiday spirit. There are a lot of festive events happening across the south land this weekend. Also you can get into the holiday spirit by making a donation to a local cause. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson explains how you can share your generosity in this edition of ‘Gayle On The Go.’     The Santa Train Christmas Tree Trains Fillmore & Western Railway Company Fillmore 805 524 2546 The Fillmore & Western Railway is rocking […]

  • Toys for Tots

    Gayle Anderson was live in Tustin for TOYS FOR TOTS! Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place have partnered with KTLA 5 for their Season of Sharing with TOYS FOR TOTS, a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program that collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year to distribute as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which it is conducted. To participate in this toy drive this holiday season, bring a new, […]

  • Soboroff Typewriter Collection

    Gayle Anderson was live in Beverly Hills to see the SOBOROFF TYPEWRITER COLLECTION. Los Angeles civic leader Steve Soboroff has compiled the world’s most important collection of twenty-eight original typewriters from famous (and infamous) authors and personalities, including: •    The 1932 Royal Model P that Ernest Hemingway used to write letters during his time in Cuba. •    A tiny Imperial Good Companion Model T on which John Lennon banged out song lyrics years before the Beatles invaded America. •    The […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Sunday, November 30

    Looking to burn off the turkey and stuffing you ate this week? Then you’re in luck! A great event is happening where you can get fitness tips and meet Lou Ferrigno the incredible Hulk himself! KTLA’s Gayle Anderson has all the details on the Ferrigno Legacy Fitness Festival and other fun activities happening across Southern California this weekend.         The Santa Train Christmas Tree Trains Fillmore & Western Railway Company Fillmore 805 524 2546 Fillmore & Western […]