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
  • Orange County Coastkeeper Annual Kids Ocean Day

    Gayle Anderson was live in Huntington Beach where Orange County Coastkeeper presents its’ Annual Kids Ocean Day on May 28. More than 1,000 students to “Unite For The Ocean” in Huntington Beach by shape shifting into ocean artwork. Children who don’t interact with the natural environment grow up not understanding its importance. Kids Ocean Day aims to address this problem across California. This annual, statewide celebration is a call to action for the protection of the world’s oceans. The Huntington […]

  • Memorial Day 2015: Honoring Our Fallen

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach with a preview of the groundbreaking ceremony-work day consisting of ivy removal and wall preparation for a new memorial. Volunteers are asked to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and family and meet at Rosie the Riveter Park in Long Beach. The park is located in Long Beach at the corner of Clark and Conant. “It is with great honor we share, the foundational monies donated for this wall were donated to us in […]

  • Memorial Day at Rosie the Riveter Park

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach with a preview of the groundbreaking ceremony-work day consisting of ivy removal and wall preparation for a new memorial. Volunteers are asked to bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and family and meet at Rosie the Riveter Park in Long Beach. The park is located in Long Beach at the corner of Clark and Conant. Upon learning that the City Parks and Recreation Commission has approved allowing the non-profit group — Honoring Our Fallen […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” , May 24th, 2015

      This is a Sunday to learn about Sea Jellies AND why we should added them to our seafood diet; experience the world’s longest hybrid rollercoaster; and celebrate and honor our military! These suggestions and more are on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Take a look! Twisted Colossus Six Flags Magic Mountain 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway Valencia www.sixflags.com The world’s longest hybrid roller coaster is ready for riding at Six Flags Magic Mountain. This is the new Twisted […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” , Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

    It’s Memorial Day Holiday Weekend! There are fun events celebrating the unofficial beginning of Summer as well as event honoring and celebrating our military. Take a look! :-) -0- Twisted Colossus Six Flags Magic Mountain 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway Valencia www.sixflags.com The world’s longest hybrid roller coaster is ready for riding at Six Flags Magic Mountain. This is the new Twisted Colossus official opens today! It is a combination of wood and steel, featuring four minutes of thrills on nearly […]

  • Bimmerfest 2015

    Gayle Anderson was live in Fontana for BIMMERFEST 2015. The annual gathering of all things Bimmer is held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California this year for the next installment of the biggest BMW party in the country. Bimmerfest 2015 Saturday May 23, 2015 Auto Club Speedway (California Speedway) 9300 Cherry Avenue Fontana, CA 92336 Facebook.com/Bimmerfest If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • New Sea Jellies Exhibit at Aquarium of the Pacific

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach to see the beautiful, mysterious, and breathtaking Jellies exhibits. Discover NEW sea jellies throughout the galleries (including the umbrella, egg yolk, and lion’s mane jellies!). Learn more about jellies with a fun and interactive puppet show for kids, a new multi-media show in the Great Hall of the Pacific, a new film in the Ocean Theater, and the opportunity to talk to the aquarists who care for these majestic creatures. Some shimmer and […]

  • Twisted Colossus at Six Flags Magic Mountain

    Gayle Anderson was live in Valencia to experience the new rollercoaster TWISTED COLOSSUS at Magic Mountain. Magic Mountain officials say it’s set to debut Saturday, May 23! Wood meets steel when the iconic woodie returns as the new Twisted Colossus — the longest, most innovative hybrid coaster in the world. Still in its landmark location along the perimeter of Six Flags Magic Mountain and nestled inside the tracks of the behemoth coaster, Goliath, Twisted Colossus will remain the coaster monument […]

  • May is Military Appreciation Month- “Freedom’s on Me” Exhibition

    Gayle Anderson was live in Irvine to observe MAY IS MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH at the poster exhibition: FALLEN SOLDIERS OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, “FREEDOM’S ON ME.” The exhibition is produced by veteran and artist Poto Leifi. Mr. Leifi is a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. He is a graduate of the the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Fallen Soldiers of Iraq & Afghanistan “Freedom’s on Me” exhibition is on the FIDM campus now through Friday, May 29th from 9am […]