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
  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, August 1st, 2015

    Happy First Day of August! It’s a NEW month! A NEW beginning! It’s an opportunity to learn some World War Two history; an opportunity to check out beautiful and unusual cars; an opportunity to eat bacon in some really unusual recipes and more on the Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” report. Take a look! Enjoy! -0- Living History Flying Day: Whistling Death F4U Corsair Planes of Fame Air Museum 7000 Merrill Avenue, #17 Chino 909 597 3722 www.planesoffame.org  It’s LIVING […]

  • Special Olympics World Games- The Games Conclude

    Gayle Anderson was live in Exposition Park at Loker Stadium at USC, one of several southern California venues hosting the SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES. We’re invited fill all of the stands now until August 2nd and cheer the amazing athletes who define Joy, Courage and Determination. It’s time to Reach Up LA! Today, Gayle was live at USC for the sport of athletics, which encourages athletes of all abilities and ages to compete at their optimum level. Through the track-and-field-based […]

  • Special Olympics World Games- Equestrian

    Gayle Anderson was live in Burbank, one of several southern California venues hosting the SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES. We’re invited fill all of the stands now until August 2nd and cheer the amazing athletes who define Joy, Courage and Determination. It’s time to Reach Up LA! Today, Gayle was live in Burbank at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Equestrian is one of the most fascinating sports during the Special Olympics World Games. The balance, the stability and the right communication […]

  • Special Olympics World Games- Sailing

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach, one of several southern California venues hosting the SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES. We’re invited fill all of the stands now until August 2nd and cheer the amazing athletes who define Joy, Courage and Determination. It’s time to Reach Up LA! Today, Gayle was live in Long Beach at the Belmont Pier for the Sailing Competition. Every team of one (1), two (2) or three (3) members aims in achieving to travel with a […]

  • Special Olympics World Games- Kayaking

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach, one of several southern California venues hosting the SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES. We’re invited fill all of the stands now until August 2nd and cheer the amazing athletes who define Joy, Courage and Determination. It’s time to Reach Up LA! Today, Gayle was live in Long Beach at Marine Stadium for the Kayaking Competition. Every athlete aims to travel through a specific water distance paddling either on his/ her own or in pairs […]

  • Special Olympics World Games- The Competition

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach, one of several southern California venues hosting the SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES. We’re invited fill all of the stands now until August 2nd and cheer the amazing athletes who define Joy, Courage and Determination. It’s time to Reach Up LA! Today, Gayle was live in Long Beach at Alamitos Beach, a coastal neighborhood in the southern portion of the city of Long Beach, California. A public beach is within short walking distance of […]

  • Special Olympics World Games – The Special Cars

    Toyota is the OFFICIAL Automotive Partner for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015. The vehicle company is providing MORE than 400 brand new sedans and brand new minivans to help handle transportation needs during the games. The vehicles will be available for sale the Special Olympics World Games conclude.

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” , Sunday, July 26, 2015

        Happy Sunday! Reach Up LA! Celebrate the more than 6,000 athletes in southern California competing in the Special Olympics World Games. The events are FREE! There are other FREE activities on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go list. Take a look! Enjoy! -0-  Free! 20th Anniversary Central Avenue Jazz Festival Central Avenue (Between Vernon Avenue & King Boulevard) www.centralavejazz.org Thousands of Jazz lovers are expected at the 20th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival in the Vernon-Central neighborhood of […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” , Saturday, July 25, 2015

      Happy Saturday!  It’s a GLORIOUS DAY to support cats; build a sandcastle; see RARE cars; enjoy the Special Olympics World Games and more on the Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Take a look!   Kittenpalooza @ 10am spcaLA $18.77 Cat & Kitten Adoption Fees South Bay Pet Adoption Center 12910 Yukon Avenue Hawthorne 310 676 1149 www.spcaLA.com     It’s KITTENPALOOZA Saturday at the spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center in Hawthorne.    Today, all cat and kitten adoption fees […]