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
  • Friday Night Lights in the Morning- Bishop Alemany H.S. vs. Notre Dame H.S.

    Gayle Anderson was live in Mission Hills for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IN THE MORNING-BISHOP ALEMANY H.S. VS. NOTRE DAME H.S.! Today’s FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS IN THE MORNING segment features tonight’s football game at 7:00 p.m. at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks at 13645 Riverside Drive, 91423. 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 […]

  • Animals for Armed Forces

    Gayle Anderson was live in Hawthorne where spcaLA is partnering with the Animals for Armed Forces® Foundation to waive adoption fees for current, former/retired, and/or immediate family members of the: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard.  (Limit 50 adoptions) Adopters must fulfill adoption requirements.   In addition, please bring ONE of the following to qualify for a no fee adoption. Military ID Dependent ID Form DD-214, or NGB Form 22   Also, give your dog the […]

  • Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit

    Gayle Anderson was live in Simi Valley at the Ronald Reagan President Library to take a look at the NEW exhibition AMAZING AUTOMOBILES: THE ULTIMATE CAR EXHIBIT, a partnership with the Petersen Automotive Museum. Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum 40 Presidential Drive Simi Valley, CA 93065 1-805-522-2977 If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • Samurai: Japanese Armor From the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see the exhibition SAMURAI: JAPANESE ARMOR FROM THE ANN AND GABRIEL BARBIER-MUELLER COLLECTION. We travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan. The Samurai Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world, presents a treasure trove of battle gear […]

  • “Gayle On The Go” for Sunday, October 26

    Experience treasures of the Greek culture! A local city is hosting a Greek festival. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson will tell you where to go, plus details on other events happening around southern California.   In Honor of Connor 5K Run/Walk Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks Park Sherman Oaks 818 986 2484 www.inhonorofconor.org     Join KTLA Morning News anchorman Frank Buckley at the Third Annual 5k Run/Walk in Honor of Conor.   Sixteen year old Conor Lynch lost his life October 19th, 2010 crossing […]

  • “Gayle On The Go” For Saturday, October 25

    You can find a unique Halloween costume at a business famous for quality Hollywood costumes for more than 100 years. Miss Gayle Anderson tells you where, plus other fun things you can do to celebrate Halloween early this weekend.   Halloween Costume Store Western Costume 11041 Vanowen Street North Hollywood 818 760 0900 westerncostume.com Halloween is next week! Are you ready? Find something special at the historic Western Costume Company in North Hollywood. One of the oldest and largest costume […]

  • Special Olympics Fall Games Orange County

    Gayle Anderson was live in Irvine with a preview of the Irvine Special Olympics Orange County Fall Regional Games which will be showcased at two venues Saturday, October 25th at Irvine High School, 4321 Walnut, Irvine 92604 and The Rinks, Huntington Beach Inline, 5555 West McFadden Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. Starting with opening ceremonies at both locations at 9:00am, more than 500 athletes from  Orange County and neighboring regions will compete in the games, which serve as a qualifier for […]

  • 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 […]