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
  • The Petersen Moves to the Reagan

    Gayle Anderson was live in Simi Valley at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum for the installation of the exhibit AMAZING AUTOMOBILES: THE ULTIMATE CAR EXHIBIT, a partnership with the Petersen Automotive Museum, which will run through May 1st, 2015. The exhibit is separated into themed galleries: Hollywood Gallery, History, and Heads of State. The Petersen Museum is closed for a one year renovation project. Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum 40 Presidential Drive Simi […]

  • Mercedes Benz Distracted Driving Class

    Gayle Anderson was live in Sherman Oaks where Mercedes-Benz Driving Academy is joining forces with Impact Teen Drivers, California Highway Patrol (CHP) and other safety partners to increase awareness about the dangers of distracted driving and the importance of teen driver safety behind the wheel. Car crashes are still the number one cause of death amongst teenagers in the United States. Last year, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a study that showed the number of 16-and-17-year-old driver deaths in passenger vehicles […]

  • Western Costume: The Halloween Store

    Gayle Anderson was live in North Hollywood at Western Costume where their HALLOWEEN STORE is open and ready for Halloween business! The legendary Western Costume Company is one of the oldest and largest costume companies in the world. It is so integral to Hollywood’s film and TV production that it’s impossible to imagine Hollywood existing without it. In 2012, the Costume Designers Guild presented Western Costume with a special Service Award honoring the company’s one hundred years of professional contributions from […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Sunday, October 19

    More than one-hundred iconic costumes from Hollywood’s golden age to the present are now on display at a historic company building. Gayle Anderson has all the details, plus other activities happening around Southern California.     Today @ 10a.m. California RV Show Los Angeles Fairplex Gate 9 2200 North White Avenue Pomona (818) 248-6600 www.TheBestRVShow.com This is the last day of the largest RV show in Southern California and the longest running RV show in the United States is up […]

  • Gayle On The Go for Saturday, October 18

      It’s the last weekend of the longest running recreational vehicle show in the United States, and its taking place in Pomona. Gayle Anderson has all the details on the 62nd Annual California RV Show and other fun events happening this weekend.     Today @ 10a.m. California RV Show Los Angeles Fairplex Gate 9 2200 North White Avenue Pomona (818) 248-6600 www.TheBestRVShow.com The largest RV show in Southern California and the longest running RV show in the United States […]

  • Friday Night Lights: Mater Dei High vs. Servite High

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Ana for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IN THE MORNING-MATER DEI H.S. VS. SERVITE H.S.! Today’s FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IN THE MORNING segment features tonight’s football game between the Mater Dei High School Monarchs and the Servite High School Friars at 7:00 p.m. in Cerritos College.   Be sure to check out The Blitz, Tonight at 10:30 p.m, KTLA News for an update on tonight’s major high school football games. Costumes are from Adele’s of Hollywood. Since 1945, Adele’s has been the go to spot for costumes for […]

  • China’s Lost Civilization

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Ana to see CHINA’S LOST CIVILIZATION: THE MYSTERY OF SANXINGDUI on display at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana Sunday, October 19th through Sunday, March 15, 2015. CHINA’S LOST CIVILIZATION includes objects from the discovery termed “the ninth wonder of the world” and acknowledged by many scholars as one of the greatest archaeological finds ever to be unearthed. During the summer of 1986, construction workers accidentally uncovered more than 200 ancient jades, weapons, burned […]

  • Endeavour Undergoes Delicate Operation

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles as the Space Shuttle Endeavour undergoes a delicate operation. Millions of people witnessed space shuttle Endeavour’s flight over California landmarks and her 12-mile, 68-hour journey through city streets to her final destination in the Samuel Oschin Pavilion at the California Science Center. There are three more stages leading up to her lift into the vertical launch position in 2018—”Go for Payload”, “Go for Stack”, and “Go for Launch.” In the “Go for Payload” stage, the science center is installing Endeavour’s final […]

  • Hollywood Costume Exhibit

    Gayle Anderson was live at the HOLLYWOOD COSTUME exhibit at the Wilshire May Company building in Los Angeles. Presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, HOLLYWOOD COSTUME is a multimedia exhibition featuring 150 iconic costumes from Hollywood’s Golden Age through the present. This exhibition is now on view in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los […]