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
  • Emmy-Nominated Costumes Exhibit

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles where the Television Academy and the FIDM Museum & Galleries at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising invite you to celebrate the creativity and artistry of television costume design at the 8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibit at FIDM Museum & Galleries. This exhibition will run from Tuesday, July 22 through Saturday, September 20, 2014. The 8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design spotlights the work of talented […]

  • Gayle On The Go For Sunday, July 20

    Today, soak up the sun while enjoying a number of art festivals that are taking place across southern California. Miss Gayle Anderson will you tell you where to find them, along with other activities in Sunday’s “Gayle On The Go” report.       Summer Starts Here! 2014 Orange County Fair 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa www.ocfair.com Summer starts here! The Orange County Fair is up and running with pig races, rodeo, cultural entertainment, rides and more are all waiting […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ For Saturday, July 19

    There are quite a few art events this Saturday, as well as some unusual events. One event includes a water ski race from Long Beach to Catalina and back. All this and more is on the Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” report.     Summer Starts Here Opening Weekend 2014 Orange County Fair 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa www.ocfair.com Summer starts here! This is the opening weekend of the Orange County Fair. Pig races, rodeo, cultural entertainment, rides and more […]

  • Catalina Ski Race Preview

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach for a sporting event known as “The World’s Greatest Ski Race!” The Catalina Ski Race enjoys its 66th run Saturday. Water skiers from around the globe come to compete, water skiing across 62 miles of ocean, to Avalon and back to Long Beach, finishing near the Queen Mary. The Long Beach Maya Hotel is the host hotel and headquarters for the race festivities. To learn more about their event check out The Log […]

  • Auctions America

    Gayle Anderson was live in Chatsworth to see millions of dollars of rare and quirky cars and trucks will cross the block at Auctions America’s California Collector Car Auction July 31-August 2. To take a look at the complete Auctions America California Auction catalog, click HERE. About Auctions America Founded in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, […]

  • We Care Wednesday at OC Fair- Food Drive

    Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa for the WE CARE WEDNESDAY FOOD DRIVE at the Orange County Fair. The 2014 Orange County Fair is now open through Sunday, August 10th. This year’s fair, with the theme, “Summer Starts Here,” consists of 23 days of food, exhibits, rides, animals and shopping. With all of the discounts, promotions and deals offered by the OC Fair, all of this fun can be enjoyed without breaking your bank. Fairgoers can save on admission […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ For Sunday, July 13

    It’s time for carnival rides, fried foods and entertainment! That’s right its opening weekend at the Orange County Fair. Gayle Anderson has the details on this and more in ‘Gayle On The Go’.   Summer Starts Here Opening Weekend 2014 Orange County Fair 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa www.ocfair.com Summer starts here! This is the opening weekend of the Orange County Fair. Pig races, rodeo, cultural entertainment, rides and more are all waiting for the family.       Art-A-Fair […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ For Saturday, July 12

    Summer starts here! This is the opening weekend of the Orange County Fair. There will be pig races, rodeo, cultural entertainment, rides and more. Summer Starts Here Opening Weekend 2014 Orange County Fair 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa www.ocfair.com   Summer starts here! This is the opening weekend of the Orange County Fair. Pig races, rodeo, cultural entertainment, rides and more are all waiting for the family. Art-A-Fair 777 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach 949 494 4514 www.art-a-fair.com Take a […]

  • Opening Day Orange County Fair

    Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa for opening day at the Orange County Fair where the theme is, “Summer Starts Here.” This year’s fair consists of 23 days of food, exhibits, rides, animals and shopping and runs through Sunday, August 10th. In honor of the opening day, the OC Fair offers FREE admission and parking TODAY from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. Fairgoers can go on a culinary voyage with classics such as roasted corn, funnel cakes and turkey […]