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.


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    Honoring Our Fallen Memorial

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach for Memorial Day, at the HONORING OUR FALLEN MEMORIAL WALL at Rosie The Riveter Park in Long Beach. This memorial wall contains the inscribed names of all 6,863 armed forces members who gave their lives in service since 9/11 as confirmed by US Central Command. HONORING OUR FALLEN MEMORIAL Rosie The Riveter Park and Interpretive Center 4900 East Conant Street Long Beach, CA 90808 HONORING OUR FALLEN 11436 Seabrook Way Cypress, CA 90630 […]

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    Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, May 29th 2016

    Open 24/7, 365 Days a Year Bob Hope Hollywood USO @ LAX 310 645-3716 http://www.BobHopeUSO.org Volunteer this Memorial Day Weekend at the Bob Hope USO facilities at Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario, Palm Springs, and Orange County. The non-profit organization receives no government funding. It relies on our donations and spare time to provide services and resources for all branches of the military. -0- Open Memorial Day Weekend March Air Field Museum 22550 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside 951 902 5949 […]

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    Animals for Armed Forces FREE Pet Adoption

    Gayle Anderson was in Long Beach where the spcaLA and the Animal For Armed Forces Foundation are sponsoring a FREE pet adoption event Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28th and 29th at spcaLA Adoption Centers in Long Beach, Hawthorne and Pico Rivera. This event offers FREE adoptions for members of the military, active duty, reserve and veterans of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and National Guard and/or immediate family members. NOTE: All potential adopters must […]

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    Saturday “Gayle on the Go! , Saturday, May 28th, 2016

    It’s Saturday, Memorial Day Weekend. Take time to honor members of the military who have lost their lives as well as their families. Here are some suggestions and more. Open 24/7, 365 Days a Year Bob Hope Hollywood USO @ LAX 310 645-3716 http://www.BobHopeUSO.org Volunteer this Memorial Day Weekend at the Bob Hope USO facilities at Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario, Palm Springs, and Orange County. The non-profit organization receives no government funding. It relies on our donations and spare […]

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    Bimmerfest 2016 West – Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA

    Gayle Anderson was live in Fontana for BIMMERFEST 2016 WEST at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana this weekend, May 28th and 29th sponsored by ESS Tuning. BIMMERFEST is one of the biggest enthusiast driven car shows for BMW in the entire country, which is held in different locations throughout the United States. Thousands of enthusiasts show up every year to display, look at or sell something related to BMW. Events at BIMMERFEST 2016 CALIFORNIA include Autocross sponsored by the […]

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    Hotel Surplus Outlet Memorial Day Weekend Sale

    Gayle Anderson was live in Van Nuys where Hotel Surplus Outlet invites the public to its Annual Memorial Day Spring Cleaning Sale, which starts today and runs through Monday, May 30th, 2016. The sale features items from luxury hotels including La Quinta Resort, Beverly Hills L’Ermitage, St. Regis and more. Thursday through Monday, May 30th, 2016 Hotel Surplus Outlet Memorial Day Weekend Sale 16625 Saticoy Street Van Nuys, CA 91406 (818) 787-7807 If you have questions, please feel free to […]

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    Animals for Armed Forces- Free Pet Adoptions

    Gayle Anderson was live in Hawthorne where the spcaLA and the Animal For Armed Forces Foundation are sponsoring a FREE pet adoption event Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28th and 29th at spcaLA Adoption Centers in Long Beach, Hawthorne and Pico Rivera. For more information, click HERE or call (714) 465-5083. Saturday, May 28th, 2016 Sunday, May 29th, 2016 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ANIMALS FOR ARMED FORCES ADOPTION EVENT spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education […]

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    The ET-94 at the California Science Center- The Temporary Installation

    Gayle was live in Los Angeles at the California Science Center where the ET- 94 is being installed for display after traveling from the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, LA. ET-94 is the last flight-qualified external tank in existence and was donated to the Science Center by NASA. ET-94 at the California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, CA 90037 (323) SCIENCE (724-3623) Support the EndeavourLA Campaign! Donate! California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, […]

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    Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

    Happy Sunday! It’s Armed Forces Weekend! There are several FREE events saluting all branches of the military and well as many non-military events and exhibitions. Take a look! Find something you might enjoy! -0- 57th Annual Armed Forces Weekend Celebration Military Exhibits: 11am to 3pm Del Amo Fashion Center Torrance http://www.torranceca.gov This is Armed Forces Weekend in the city of Torrance, where we can see the equipment, the work and meet the personnel of all branches of the military. -0- […]