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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
  • 4th Annual FREE Pet Adoption Day: Pasadena Humane Society

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena for the Fourth Annual Pasadena Humane Society / SPCA FREE Pet Adoption Day. Free Pet Adoption Day Today Only, June 22nd 2017 Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA 361 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena (626) 792-7151 If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call Gayle at 1 323 460 5732 or email Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • How to Keep Your Pets Cool in the Summer With spcaLA

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach to learn about the advice and information being provided by spcaLA teaching us “How To Keep Your Pets Cool in the Hot Weather” If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call Gayle at 1 323 460 5732 or email Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • Play! Autry Museum of the American West

    Gayle Anderson was live in Griffith Park at the Autry Museum of the American West for the new exhibit PLAY! We experience the next level of toys and games by exploring more than two-hundred historic objects from the Autry’s diverse collections. The exhibit featuring dolls, board games, video games, outdoor activities, and the exhibition looks at the many ways children have played in the American West; the social values toys reveal: and how the West has inspired imagination. Beyond the […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, June 18th, 2017

    HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!!! We can do more than take Dad to lunch, brunch or a barbecue! Here are some unusual FATHER’S DAY “GAYLE ON THE GO!” suggestions! Enjoy! -0- Father’s Day at the Petersen @ 9am Petersen Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles Tickets @ petersentickets.org Bring the family and celebrate Father‘s Day at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Fun events include the opportunity to take a family photo inside a classic Petersen vehicle, explore engines with Hoods Up on […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, June 17th, 2017

    Free Admission! 10th Annual Watts Men’s and Family Health Fair @ 8am Watts Healthcare Corporation 10300 Compton Avenue Los Angeles 323 564 4331 facebook.com/WattsMensHealthFair This Father’s Day Weekend is an opportunity to get Dad a health checkup and more at the Men’s Watts Health Fair. Admission is free to a day free health screenings as well as a car show and entertainment. -0- Free Admission! USA City Games L.A. Memorial Coliseum 3911 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles usacitygames.org Come out […]

  • 10th Annual Watts Men’s & Family Health Fair

    Gayle Anderson was live in Watts with a preview of Saturday’s Father’s Day Weekend 10th Annual Watts Men’s & Family Health Fair at the Watts Healthcare Corporation, 10300 Compton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90002. For information, call 1-323-564-4331. Admission is Free. There is a car show, carnival, and concert, as well as free giveaways. Free pancakes are available from 8am to 10am for the FIRST 200 guests. Free health screenings include high blood pressure, mammograms, prostate cancer, diabetes, cholesterol, vision, dental, […]

  • USA City Games

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles with a preview of this Saturday’s USA City Games™, a project of the Giving Back Fund, is the new name for the annual youth sports event held every summer since 1968, formerly known as the L.A. Watts Summer Games. Saturday, June 17, 2017, USA City Games will feature a one day Pre-50th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff event. There will be a mini fan fest, sports competitions, entertainment and more! Up to 1,000 girls and boys […]

  • Flag Day

    Gayle was live in Hollywood at historic Hollywood Post 43, for Flag Day, June 14th, to learn the do’s and the don’ts of flag ownership and display. The American Legion has an entire website devoted to Flag Etiquette and The Flag Code. To learn all about it, take a look at their website. To learn more about Hollywood Post 43, scheduling tours of the landmark property, visit their website. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call Gayle […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, June 11th, 2017

    Happy Sunday! What are you up to? Hmmm! Here are some Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions. Enjoy! -0- 2017 Special Olympics Summer Games California State University Long Beach sosc.org/summergames There are great swimmers, basketball players, gymnasts, and other athletes we can cheer for at this weekend’s Long Beach Special Olympics Summer Games. Admission is FREE and open to the public! -0- Operation Splash Kaiser Permanente 323 906 7953 laparks.org LA84.org “Learning to swim can save your life!” That from […]