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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
  • Raiders Pre-season Games

    Gayle Anderson was live in North Hollywood for a preview of this weekend’s Oakland Raiders Preseason Game versus the Los Angeles Rams. KTLA is your Oakland Raiders Preseason Station. Here is the broadcast schedule: Saturday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. Oakland Raiders vs. LA Rams Encore at 11:30 p.m. For the new football season, The Raiders Image store in Universal City has been newly renovated and it has a lot of new gear for men, women, and children. The Raider Image 1000 Universal […]

  • Chaz Dean Studio Surprise Donation to Project Angel Food

    Gayle Anderson was live in Hollywood with celebrity hairstylist Chaz Dean who has donated a van to Project Angel Food. Donations and volunteers are always needed. Here’s how to help: Project Angel Food 922 Vine Street Los Angeles  

  • Whale Watching

    Gayle Anderson was live with the experts from the Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises for the chance to witness the largest whales on Earth!  Endangered Blue whales and Fin whales are being spotted in the waters off the coast of Long Beach. While whale watching, visitors will learn recent findings about them and other whales aboard the M/V Espada, the specialized high-speed whale watching catamaran docked next to the Aquarium. Blue whales are the largest animal on […]

  • Back to School on a Budget at Goodwill Southern California

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles at one of several Goodwill Southern California (GSC) locations, where parents and children can find to back to school items. This year, Goodwill Southern California will feature a great selection of new backpacks priced at $9.98, lunch sacks at $4.98 as well as a wide variety of deeply discounted kids clothing. Goodwill is the perfect one stop shop for families that are looking for a budget friendly way to update their children’s wardrobe as […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, August 13th, 2017

    Happy Sunday! If you’re looking for interesting, fun, and educational events and activities, here are some “GAYLE ON THE GO!” suggestions. Enjoy! :-) -0- World Elephant Day Weekend Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles 323 644 4200 lazoo.org The Los Angeles Zoo joins organizations around the world to bring attention to the endangered elephant. Meet the youngsters who have recently returned from Kenya, Africa, where they studied African Elephants! http://ktla.com/2017/08/11/world-elephant-day/ -0- Time is Running Out […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!, Saturday, August 12th, 2017

    Happy Saturday! Let’s do something interesting! Let’s learn something new! Here are some SATURDAY “GAYLE ON THE GO!” suggestions. Enjoy! -0- National Bowling Day Bowl for Free on National Bowling Day Bowlmor Santa Monica 234 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica nationalbowlingday.com It’s NATIONAL BOWLING DAY! Bowlmor AMF Centers celebrating by launching the first ever BOWLING EMOJI APP. Once you download it, you can locate a Bowlmor AMF Center near you for a free game of bowling! -0- Free! BoldPas: An Art […]

  • World Elephant Day

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles at Griffith Park where an international spotlight on Asian and African elephants brings attention to the urgent threat of their extinction, kicks off the Los Angeles Zoo’s World Elephant Day Celebration on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday August 13, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm. Los Angeles Zoo officials say the weekend provides an opportunities to explore and learn about elephants, especially the challenges they face in the wild, highlight the Zoo’s state-of-the-art Elephants of Asia […]

  • New Baby Penguin at Aquarium of the Pacific

    Gayle Anderson was live at the Aquarium of the Pacific for the public debut of its new Magellanic Penguin chick, which hatched in May. It will join its parents, siblings, and other birds in the June Keyes Penguin Habitat August 8th. In celebration of the baby bird, the Aquarium is offering the opportunity to adopt the chick through its Adopt an Animal program. Those adopting a penguin chick at the $100 level or higher before September 30, 2017, will have […]

  • History Keepers: Eleven Stories That Moved Los Angeles

    Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles to see the new exhibition HISTORY KEEPERS: ELEVEN STORIES THAT MOVED LOS ANGELES. According to the California Historical Society, organizers of this exhibition, “for more than two hundred years, Los Angeles has been molded and shaped by its people. This exhibition tells eleven compelling stories that are part of our city’s complex fabric. Some are stories of promise, others are of despair. In the retelling, these stories that have shaped our city […]