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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
  • Surprise Valentine’s Day Engagement in Beverly Hills, February 14th, 2018

    Gayle Anderson was live in Beverly Hills, where a young man surprised his girlfriend with an engagement ring courtesy of Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store, Fleming’s Steakhouse, and Chuao Chocolatier. If you have questions or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or call 323-460-5732.

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, February 11th, 2018

    Happy Sunday! The selection of Sunday activities is extensive.There’s everything from rare vehicles, to drag racing to art and more! Enjoy! -0- The Porsche Effect Petersen Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles 323 930 2277 petersen.org/porscheeffect New at the Petersen Automotive Museum, “ The World’s Greatest Automotive Museum”, THE PORSCHE EFFECT, the Most Comprehensive Gathering of Historic Porsche Cars Ever Assembled Outside of Germany. There 50 rare and special Porsches on display at this unique Petersen Automotive Museum exhibition. […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, February 10th, 2018

    Happy Saturday! There is an interesting collection of Saturday events at museums and race tracks. Here are a few items that MIGHT appeal to you. Enjoy! -0- Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals Presented by ProtectTheHarvest.com Auto Club Raceway Fairplex Pomona http://www.nhra.com It’s the beginning of the drag racing season in Pomona at the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals. Keep an eye on Shawn Langdon. The former Top Fuel Dragster is competing this season in the Nitro Funny Car category for Global Electronic […]

  • Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals 2018

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona for the Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals 2018. The event begins today and continues through Sunday, February 11th. If you have questions or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or call 1-323-460-5732.

  • Artist Jasper Johns at The Broad

    Gayle Anderson was live at The Broad to explore the NEW exhibition featuring the work of American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, Jasper Johns. Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth Six Decades of Artwork by an Iconic American Artist The Broad 221 South Grand Avenue Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213)232-6200 If you have questions or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or call 1-323-460-5732.

  • Motion Picture Costume Design at FIDM Museum and Galleries

    Gayle Anderson was live at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to see the new exhibition featuring the costumes nominated for Academy Awards. FREE to the Public! “Motion Picture Costume Design” February 6th 2018 – April 7th, 2018 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday FIDM Museum & Galleries 919 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 623-5821 If you have questions or complaints, please feel free to contact me at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com or call 1-323-460-5732.

  • The Porsche Effect at The Petersen Automotive Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live at the Petersen Automotive Museum, designated the “World’s Greatest Auto Museum” by TOP GEAR, to explore the NEW exhibit THE PORSCHE EFFECT.” The exhibit encompasses five thematic sections, each contains a combination of automobiles, artifacts, archival material, film footage, and visual reproductions. Sections will include Elements of Style; Zuffenhausen and Beyond; Extended Families; Innovation through Competition; and Word / Image / Object. The Porsche Effect: The Most Comprehensive Gathering of Historic Porsche Cars Ever Assembled Outside […]

  • MLK50: From Then Until Now / The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Reporter/Producer Gayle Anderson and Photographer/Editor Robert Keet traveled to Memphis, Tennessee, where for the past year, the city and its environs have been marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Anderson and Keet visited the National Civil Rights Museum and the Withers Collection to learn the details of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. King’s leadership as well as the involvement of thousands of “ordinary people who did extraordinary things.” The National Civil Rights […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, January 28th, 2018

    Happy Sunday!It’s the last Sunday of January! Where did the month go? Anyway, it’s a day to rest and relax. Here are some “Gayle on the Go!” Sunday suggestions. Enjoy! -0-0-0- 13th Annual Museums Free-for-All Day! http://www.socalmuseums.org Have you been to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art?…or the Hammer Museum…or the Grammy Museum…or the Autry Museum of the American West?…or how about or Descanso Gardens? Well, all of them and a lot more are participating in the Southern California […]