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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.

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    Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona where Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, will join the long and historic list of car-related events at the Fairplex in Pomona. Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th there will be an estimated 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods and more crossing the auction block. Mecum Los Angeles 2017 Friday, February 17th & Saturday, February 18th Doors Open at 8 a.m. Road Art™ at 9:30 a.m. Collector […]

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    Surprise Valentine Wedding Anniversary

    Gayle Anderson was live in Torrance for a Robbins Bros. SURPRISE Valentine Wedding Anniversary made possible by: Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse Chuao Chocolatier Magical Blooms Gayle was live at: Robbins Brothers: The Engagement Ring Store 21200 Hawthorne Boulevard Torrance, CA 90503 (310) 540-5659 If you have questions, or complaints, please feel free to contact me at or call 1-323-460-5732. I will reply as soon as I can. Thank you for watching! Gayle

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    Black History Month: Personal Journeys- “Smell the Roses”

    Gayle Anderson was live in Exposition Park at the California African American Museum to see the first museum exhibition of the work of Los Angeles artist Genevieve Gaignard, who deftly uses installation, photographic self-portraiture, and sculpture to explore race, femininity, and class—and their various intersections. The daughter of a black father and white mother in a Massachusetts mill town, Gaignard’s youth was marked by a strong sense of invisibility. Was her family white enough to be white? Black enough to […]

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    Valentine’s Day at Farm Sanctuary

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