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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    Project Angel Food’s Fresh Holiday Pies

    Gayle Anderson was live in Hollywood where Project Angel Food says time is running out to get one of its fresh holiday pies, made on the premises, available for sale. The 9-inch pies cost $25.00. Project Angel Food is partnering with Lyft and Postmates , who together with Project Angel Food’s drivers will provide free delivery on orders of 5 or more. The Christmas pie choices are Chef Daniel’s Apple Crumble, Chef John’s Pumpkin, and Chef Derbeh’s Fruitcake. Also, Chef Juan has perfected a Diabetic Apple Crumble, which donors can sponsor for one of Project Angel Food’s 300 Diabetic Clients. Project Angel Food has a total […]

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    Habitat for Humanity’s Christmas Tree Lane

    Gayle Anderson was live in Temecula for the Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity’s CHRISTMAS TREE LANE, where we can win one of 20 uniquely designed Christmas trees, each valued at more than $1,500! The CHRISTMAS TREE LANE Raffle is now through December 12th at the Promenade Temecula. Tickets: $1.00 each or 10 for $5.00. For more information, check their website or call 951 296 3362. If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com.

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    Pearl Harbor Day

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach, where for three years the Historical Society of Long Beach has been preparing an exhibition chronicling the effects of the fateful day when the Japanese Empire attacked the United States Naval Fleet, 75 years ago. The 1941 attack drew the United States into World War II and changed the city, its infrastructure, economy, and its community forever. Long Beach Remembers Pearl Harbor Historical Society of Long Beach 4260 Atlantic Avenue Long Beach, CA […]

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    L.A. Zoo 50th Anniversary ‘ZooLAbration’

    Gayle Anderson was live in Griffith Park at the Los Angeles Zoo, where there are LOTS of holiday activities underway. L.A. ZOO LIGHTS returns with more lights and more nights of dazzling magic for its third spectacular year as it kicks off a “ZooLAbration” of the Los Angeles Zoo’s 50th Anniversary which will continue for seven weeks through Sunday, January 8, 2017, under the stars at the L.A. Zoo. Awarded USA Today’s 2015 “10 Best Zoo Lights” honor, L.A. Zoo […]

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    6th Annual Christmas Tree Lane

    Gayle Anderson was live in Anaheim, where the Eli Home for Abused Children and the Hilton Anaheim, are partnering to host the 6th Annual “Christmas Tree Lane.”  Local organizations and businesses have sponsored decorated Christmas trees for auction.  Guests and the public can stroll through the newly renovated hotel lobby among beautifully adorned Christmas trees and enjoy the creative design and uniqueness of each tree.  All trees are available for purchase through online auction and through bids placed at the […]

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    PAWLIDAYZ

    Gayle Anderson was live in Mission Hills to preview PAWLIDAYZ. We’re encourage to bring  home a pet for the Pawlidayz! No Adoption Fees Friday, November 25th through Monday, November 28th. That means from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, we can adopt a  new best friend for no fee at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center or NKLA Pet Adoption Center, courtesy of Zappos.com Forget the laptop! Adopt a lap dog or cat that will give you a lifetime of loyal companionship! Every pet is […]

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    Time to Play Magazine Hot Holiday Toys for 2016

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Monica at Pacific Park to learn about the HOT HOLIDAY TOYS for 2016 according to TIME TO PLAY MAGAZINE toy expert Chris Byrne. Chris Byrne, The Toy Guy, from TIME TO PLAY MAGAZINE, has selected some of the best new toys for this holiday season to help give you some ideas of what’s popular this year. Here’s the 2016 list: LEAPSTART LeapFrog Age 2+/$69.99 Always looking for new ways to engage and educate children, LeapFrog introduces its newest […]

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    Winter Sawdust Art & Craft Festival

    Gayle Anderson was live in Laguna Beach for the WINTER FANTASY at the SAWDUST ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL, weekends now through December 18th from 10am to 6pm. The festival grounds are transformed into a winter wonderland where 175 artists create, display and sell original creations during the course of five weekends. The Winter Fantasy offers the most unique holiday shopping in all of Southern California. Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, […]

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    Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, November 20th, 2016

    Happy Sunday! Don’t let the day’s sporadic raindrops prevent you from having some Sunday fun! Here are some “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions! Enjoy! -0- Free! Torrance Craftmen’s Guild 47th Annual Holiday Arts & Craft Faire Torrance Cultural Arts Center 3330 Civic Center Circle Torrance http://www.torrancecraftsmensguild.org Get some of your holiday shopping out of the way early at the Torrance Craftmens’ Guild 47th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire. Here you will find more than 90 independent artists and their […]