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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
  • Two New Exhibits at the Reagan Presidential Library & Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live in Simi Valley at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the exclusive and premiere exhibition destination of Titanic, opening on May 27, 2017.  This brand-new 10,000 square foot exhibition, reuniting hundreds of Titanic artifacts that have not been together since the ship’s fateful night in 1912 with material and artifacts from the 1984-1985 discovery of the Titanic as well as with items from the 1997 movie, is a first-of-its-kind exhibition not seen anywhere else before. The exhibition was made possible through […]

  • Ella at 100 at the Grammy Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles at the Grammy Museum for the NEW exhibit ELLA AT 100. The GRAMMY Museum celebrates the life, music and charitable legacy of 13-time GRAMMY-winning jazz singer, and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Ella Fitzgerald with Ella At 100: Celebrating the Artistry of Ella Fitzgerald. The exhibit opens April 25, on what would have been the late jazz icon’s 100th birthday, and celebrates 100 years of Fitzgerald’s lasting legacy through rare recordings, photos, and one-of-a-kind […]

  • The Vanishing Vaquita

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach, where the Aquarium of the Pacific joins the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, the Marine Mammal Commission, the Hubbs-Seaworld Research Institute, Vancouver Aquarium, Shedd Aquarium, Texas State Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium, New England Aquarium, Caracol Centro Cientifico Y Cultural, A.C., San Diego Zoo Global, the World Wildlife Fund, and SeaWorld, in the frantic fight to save the critically endangered Vaquita. Scientists report the porpoises could become extinct in a matter of months, with FEWER THAN […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, May 21st, 2017

    Happy Sunday! Learn something new! Do something fun! Here are some Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions! Enjoy! -0- 2017 Pasadena Showcase House of Design @ 10am Pasadena pasadenashowcase.org This is a Pasadena tradition. The Pasadena Showcase House of Design, one of the oldest, largest, and most successful house and garden tours in the nation. This year’s showcase treasure is a magnificent seven-thousand, six bedroom, four bath English Tudor Revival estate – complete with pool — designed by architectural firm […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, May 20th, 2017.

    Happy Saturday! It’s ARMED FORCES DAY! There are several events honoring the men and the women of the military and more! Take a look! Enjoy! -0- Armed Forces Day Parade City of Torrance Celebration Torrance Torranceca.gov This is Armed Forces Day and the Armed Forces Day Parade is ready to rumble through Torrance. The 59th annual event begins at 1:30pm. It’s part of an entire weekend celebration of our nation’s men and women of the military. Take a look at […]

  • Torrance Armed Forces Day Weekend Celebration

    Gayle Anderson was live in Torrance to wrap up her week long series of reports leading up to Armed Forces Day. Today begins the ARMED FORCES DAY CELEBRATION, CITY OF TORRANCE. Military exhibits are open to the public at 10am Friday, May 19 2017. Also, there is a concert at 1:30pm Friday, May 19 2017. This year’s weekend honors the U.S. Air Force. For a complete list of weekend activities, please check the website. If you have questions, please feel […]

  • Body Worlds: Pulse

    Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles at California Science Center at Exposition Park with a preview of the new exhibit Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS: Pulse. The exhibit is a convergence of aesthetic anatomy, health and wellness. This special exhibition presents the body in health and distress, its vulnerabilities and potential, and many of the challenges the human body faces as it navigates the 21st Century. By the way, admission to the Space Shuttle Endeavour is included in your admission […]

  • Armed Forces Week & the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and Battleship Iowa

    Gayle Anderson was live in San Pedro to continue her ARMED FORCES WEEK series of reports leading up to Saturday’s Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade. Today’s ARMED FORCES WEEK salute focused on the U.S. Army, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the work of the volunteers and staff who support the Battleship Iowa. For more information about the U.S. Navy, please take a look at the website. For more information about the U.S. Coast Guard, please take a look at the […]

  • Armed Forces Week: U.S. Marines

    Gayle Anderson was live in Chatsworth of begin her ARMED FORCES WEEK series of reports leading up to Saturday’s Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade. Today’s ARMED FORCES WEEK salute focused on the U.S. Marines and the work of the non-profit organization Operation Gratitude, which serves all branches of the military. For more information about the U.S. Marines, please take a look at the website. For more information about Operation Gratitude, please check the website. If you have questions, please feel […]