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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
  • 102.3 Radio Free KJLH Women’s Health Expo

    Gayle Anderson was live in Duarte at the City of Hope, one of the participants in the Saturday, April 29th 102.3 Radio Free KJLH Women’s Health Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90802, 310-330-2200, kjlhradio.com. Admission is FREE! Event check in is 7am. The expo ends at 5pm. In addition to free health screenings, free massages, exercise classes, entertainment, healthy food demonstrations, beauty and hair pavilions, and vendor areas, there will be […]

  • American Family Housing- Potter’s Lane

    Gayle Anderson was live in Midway City with American Family Housing, a non-profit organization dedicated to permanently ending the cycle of homelessness, constructing Potter’s Lane. The highly anticipated housing project, which is the first permanent supportive multi-housing development to utilize upcycled steel shipping containers to house homeless veterans, will provide permanent housing using 16, 480-square-foot living spaces. American Family Housing is actively seeking additional sponsors and donors for its ongoing capital campaign. Corporate or individual naming opportunities are still available […]

  • Googie World Expo

    Gayle Anderson was live in Crenshaw District and Inglewood to see some of the historic venues that are featured on this Saturday’s, April 22nd, 2017 Googie World Expo Tour. The tour teaches participants about the exciting futuristic mid-century modern architecture created by the firm of Armet and Davis in the 1950s. They applied the “California coffee shop modern” style not only to restaurants, but to schools, churches, and even cemeteries. They designed more than 400 Denny’s Restaurants and (Bob’s) Big Boy […]

  • Veterans Motorsport Team

    Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa with members of VETS ON TRACK USA, an organization that provides an adaptive motorsports program to help veterans return  to society. For more information, please check the website. If you have questions, or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or call 1-323-460-5732. I will reply as soon as I can. Thank you for watching! Gayle

  • Harley VS. Indian at Petersen Automotive Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live at the Petersen Automotive Museum to see the new exhibit HARLEY VERSUS INDIAN. This exhibit details the founding of both Indian and Harley-Davidson in the early 1900s and the subsequent five-decade battle to become the world’s premier motorcycle manufacturer. After more than a century of producing their first motorcycles, owners and motorcycle enthusiasts continue to debate the merits of each manufacturer. Harley vs. Indian will provide a rare opportunity to consider the achievements of these two-companies side-by-side. With the pairing of […]

  • Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo

    Gayle Anderson was live in Griffith Park for BIG BUNNY’S SPRING FLING at the Los Angeles Zoo, which celebrates the Spring season with three bountiful days of “EGG-citing” adventure Friday, April 14, Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2017, from 11 am to 4 pm. The Los Angeles Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways.  5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90027.  Free parking is available.  For additional […]

  • Shark Frenzy at Pacific Park

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Monica at Pacific Park to take a new spin on a classic ride known as SHARK FRENZY, which officially opens Thursday, April 13. For additional information and hours of operation, call 310-260-8744, or click HERE, follow on Twitter: @pacpark and Like on Facebook. If you have questions, or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or call 1-323-460-5732. I will reply as soon as I can. Thank you for watching! Gayle

  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy- Goat Grazers

    Gayle Anderson was live in Palos Verdes, where goats are working with Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to remove invasive weeds, including fennel, thick brush, and other non-native plants in the Agua Amarga Reserve. The Conservancy says goat grazing is considered environmentally friendly and economically efficient. Community volunteers and neighbors are “adopting-a-goat” to support the Conservancy’s effort to remove non-native plants at the Agua Amarga habitat restoration site. If you would to help and if you need more information, contact: […]

  • Dreamland: A Frank Romero Retrospective

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach at the Museum of Latin American Art for the exhibition DREAMLAND: A FRANK ROMERO RETROSPECTIVE. Museum officials say this is a comprehensive retrospective exhibition of work by legendary Los Angeles artist Frank Romero, encompassing more than 50 years of the artist’s career. This is the first solo exhibition of a Chicano artist at MOLAA. Born in East Lost Angeles in 1941, Frank E. Romero is one of the most iconic L.A. artists of our time. As the last practicing […]