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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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    “Something for the Summer”: Kids Bowl Free

    Gayle Anderson was live in Studio City to begin her series of “SOMETHING FOR THE SUMMER” reports. It’s the first day of Summer. What better way to kick off the season than with a look at KIDS BOWL FREE, a nationwide program where registered kids receive two FREE games of bowling every day all summer. This is a deal valued at over $500 per child. Participating bowling centers provide a safe, secure and fun way for kids to spend time […]

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    Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, June 26th, 2016

    Happy Sunday! Let’s have some fun and let’s do something interesting! Here are some suggetions! Enjoy! -0- Torrance Antique Street Faire 1317 Sartori Avenue Torrance Admission is free to the Torrance Antique Street Faire. That’s so you will more money to spend with the more than 200 vendors offering antiques, furniture, vintage clothes, jewelry, tools, plants, albums, home décor and more at bargain prices! -0- Los Angeles Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Tongva Park 1615 Ocean Avenue Santa […]

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    Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, June 25th, 2016

    Happy Saturday! There many things we can do indoors ( air conditioning ) as well as outdoors to relax and have some fun. Here are a few suggestions! Enjoy! -0- Zero Prostate Cancer Run / Walk Shoreline Aquatic Park 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Los Angeles/Long Beach features a 5K Run/Walk, one mile walk, 200 yard Kids Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. New this year the first 500 […]

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    Free Pet Adoption Day

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena at the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA for the 3rd Annual Free Pet Adoption Day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today. Adoption fees will be waived for all available animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, pocket pets and reptiles, for the entire day. You can view all the shelter animals on their website. Today, Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free Pet Adoption Day Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA 361 […]

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    June is Wedding Month: Surprise Valentine Proposals Follow Up

    Gayle Anderson was live in Laguna Beach because June is the traditional month for weddings and a good time to check on three of the guys who surprised their girlfriends on the KTLA MORNING NEWS with Valentine Day marriage proposals. In February 2014, Matthew Smithson proposed to his girlfriend, Linda Wang, at The Surf and Sand Resort & Spa in Laguna Beach; Devan Hussey and Kaitlin Arenas were engaged in February 2015 at Molinos Coffee in Riverside, and Brandon Smith […]

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    Own a Classic Carroll Shelby Race Car.

    Gayle Anderson was live in Irvine at Superformance / Hillbank Motors where consumer can purchase a “classic” Shelby. Shelby American, Inc. 19021 South Figueroa Street Gardena, CA 90248 (844) 9-SHELBY Superformance Hillbank Motor Corporation 6 Autry Irvine, CA 92618 (888) 445-5226 If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at

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    KTLA Celebrates America

    Watch “KTLA Celebrates America” — a showcase of the nation’s pride and celebrations — on Channel 5 at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2016. The 30-minute special precedes “Big Bay Boom” coverage and is hosted by Cher Calvin, Micah Ohlman, and Gayle Anderson. Check back here after the special airs for featured video. Related links:!xstat-dressing/c2500

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    Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, June 19th, 2016

    Happy Father’s Day! Celebrate the day by taking Dad some place different and fun. Here are some suggestions. Enjoy! -0- 30th Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival Rainbow Lagoon Park East Shoreline Drive Long Beach 562 912 4451 -0- Free! Pasadena Chalk Festival @ 10am Paseo Colorado 300 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena -0- 7th Annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival 2016 Leimert Park Village 4330 Degnan Boulevard Los Angeles -0- Dinosaurs Unextinct at the Los Angeles Zoo Los Angeles […]

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    Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, June 18th, 2016

    It’s Father’s Day Weekend! Here are a few suggested events Dad might enjoy! -0- 30th Annual Long Beach Bayou Festival @ 11am Rainbow Lagoon Park East Shoreline Drive Long Beach 562 912 4451 -0- Free! Pasadena Chalk Festival @ 10am Paseo Colorado 300 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena -0- Sunstock Solar Festival @ 4pm The Autry Museum of the American West 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles -0- 24 Hours of Le Mans @ The Petersen Automotive Museum […]