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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    Planes of Fame Air Show

    Gayle Anderson was live in Chino where the Planes of Fame Air Museum presents the PLANES OF FAME AIRSHOW this weekend at the Chino Airport in Chino, CA. The weekend fun kicks off today, April 29th, with a “Preview Day and Twilight Show” and ends on Sunday, May 1st. This year’s theme commemorates the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and celebrates the history, contributions and sacrifices of our veterans. Friday, April 29th, 2016 Noon to 8:00 p.m. PLANES OF FAME […]

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    Do-It-Yourself Mother’s Day Flower Arrangements

    Gayle Anderson was live in Brentwood at Fleurish, where you can make your own floral arrangements.  Fleurish is a company created in 2014 by Amy Marella and Allyson Arons. Fleurish floral is the first floral outlet established as a design-it-yourself floral studio. Customers can either create their own unique arrangement using fresh cut flowers or follow a tutorial to arrange a pre-designed FleurKit. Fleurish also offers custom arrangements, local and national overnight delivery, floral classes, and hosts customized parties and […]

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    National Prime Rib Day

    Gayle Anderson was live at Lawry’s in Beverly Hills for NATIONAL PRIME RIB DAY, an unofficial “national” holiday that celebrates the prime rib every April 27th. According to J. Kengi López-Alt, author of The Food Lab, prime rib is a tender, flavorful roast cut from the center of the rib section of the steer. Often referred to as a standing rib roast, it consists of 7 full ribs with a large portion of meat along its backside. Wednesday, April 27th, […]

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    Two New Exhibits at the Museum of Neon Art

    Gayle Anderson was live in Glendale at the MUSEUM OF NEON ART (MONA) to see its latest exhibits, “DANCING WITH LIGHT – The Neon Art of Brian Coleman and the Visionary Photography of Roger Steffens” and “#SIGNGEEKS – Vintage Neon Photography.” On View Now Through Sunday, June 19, 2016 “DANCING WITH LIGHT – The Neon Art of Brian Coleman and the Visionary Photography of Roger Steffens” & “#SIGNGEEKS – Vintage Neon Photography” Museum of Neon Art 216 South Brand Boulevard […]

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    Bowling for Rhinos

    Gayle Anderson was live in Glendale where the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) invites the public to its 2016 BOWLING FOR RHINOS fundraiser, Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at Jewel City Bowl in Glendale. Registration opens at 5:15 p.m. Bowling times are at 6:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. To register your team, make a donation or for more information, visit the Los Angeles Chapter of the AAZK website. Saturday, May 7th, 2016 Registration […]

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    Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, April 24th, 2016

    -0- Happy Sunday! Get ready to have some fun AND learn something new and interesting on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” report. Enjoy! -0- Dinosaurs Unextinct at the Los Angeles Zoo Los Angeles Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles (323) 644-4200 http://www.lazoo.org/dinosaurslosangeleszoo This is the all new Dinosaurs Unextinct exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo, which features a pack of 17 life-size and life-like animatronic dinosaurs taking visitors back in time for a colossal adventure filled with facts about […]

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    Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

    Happy Saturday! It’s a GLORIOUS day for both indoor and outdoor activities. Here are some suggestions. Select what piques your interest. Enjoy! -0- Dinosaurs Unextinct at the Los Angeles Zoo Los Angeles Zoo 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles (323) 644-4200 http://www.lazoo.org/dinosaurslosangeleszoo This is the all new Dinosaurs Unextinct exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo, which features a pack of 17 life-size and life-like animatronic dinosaurs taking visitors back in time for a colossal adventure filled with facts about the prehistoric […]

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    The Lucy Pet Foundation “Lucy Pet Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wavemaker”

    Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa where the Lucy Pet Foundation participating in the America’s Pet Expo at the OC Fair & Event Center. The non-profit organization is debuting its new “Lucy Pet’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wavemaker.” The mobile wavemaker is designed to find the best surfing dogs in the country. These skilled canines will then appear in the 2017 Rose Parade supporting Lucy Pet Products on the new Rose Parade Float. Surfing Pet Auditions Begin May 1st 2017 […]

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    ‘Back to the Future’ at the Petersen Automotive Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live on Miracle Mile at the Petersen Automotive Museum to see the DeLorean DMC-12 time machine, made famous by the 1985 hit movie, “Back to the Future.“ The iconic car makes its first appearance at the museum courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood. The unveiling kicks off a month long celebration of the sports car and film trilogy, including panel discussions, a DeLorean cruise-in and an ‘80s themed “Enchantment Under The Sea” dance. All events are co-sponsored by […]