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
  • Thanksgiving Spectacular With Operation Warm Wishes

    Gayle Anderson was live in Tustin for a THANKSGIVING SPECTACULAR! It’s Thanksgiving Day! Operation Warm Wishes wants to make sure that those in need have a place to go and a nice Thanksgiving dinner in Tustin. The 6th Annual Unity in the Community THANKSGIVING SPECTACULAR is TODAY from Noon to 5:30 p.m. at Peppertree Park in Tustin. This FREE event benefits the needy and underprivileged in Tustin and features a Thanksgiving dinner along with games and activities. Also, clothing will […]

  • Big Sunday Thanksgiving

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles where the  Big Sunday volunteer organization hosts its organization’s 3rd great Annual Thanksgiving Stuffing Event,  Wednesday, November 26th from 9 AM to 12 Noon at the Big Sunday headquarters on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.  On the day before Thanksgiving, a diverse group of more than 650 people of all ages will gather together to sort food, stuff and hand out the bags of food, and have fun working together to kick off […]

  • Season of Sharing

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Clarita for the Annual KTLA SEASON OF SHARING food drive. While the need for food is always great and lasts year round, the holiday season is a particularly tough time for the less fortunate residents of Southern California. That’s why KTLA 5, Stater Bros. Markets, Whole Foods, and the Salvation Army, as well as Second Harvest, the LA Regional Food Bank, and Feeding America Riverside/San Bernardino, have joined forces to collect food donations as part […]

  • Hot Holiday Toys 2014 & The Magic Mountain Toys for the Holidays Toy Drive

    Gayle Anderson was live in Valencia to learn about the HOT HOLIDAY TOYS 2014 according to TIME TO PLAY MAGAZINE toy expert Chris Byrne and to preview the December 5th and 6th MAGIC MOUNTAIN TOYS FOR THE HOLIDAYS toy drive. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that there will be a 4.1% increase in holiday spending from 2013, when spending on holiday trimmings, gifts, and more, averaged $767.27 per person for a holiday total of $592,660. While many stores are […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Sunday, November 23

    Today, you can take your entire family to downtown Los Angeles to check out sixty brand new cars making their debut at the LA Auto Show. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson has the details in Sunday’s ‘Gayle On The Go’ report.       Icons & Idols: Sports 2014 Internet Exclusive Auction Julien’s Auctions We have an opportunity to own baseball legend Willie May’s 1961 San Francisco Giants uniform, fire suits of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt; and sports memorabilia of legendary athletes […]

  • ‘Gayle On The Go’ for Saturday, November 22

    The first North American auto show of the season is now up and running at the Los Angeles Convention Center. KTLA’s Gayle Anderson has the details on the LA Auto Show and other events happening around Southern California.         Icons & Idols: Sports 2014 Internet Exclusive Auction Julien’s Auctions We have an opportunity to own baseball legend Willie May’s 1961 San Francisco Giants uniform, fire suits of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt; and sports memorabilia of legendary athletes […]

  • L.A. Auto Show Opening Day

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles with a preview of the 2015 LA AUTO SHOW, the first major North American auto show of the season, which opens to the public Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Nearly 60 world and North American vehicle debuts will be unveiled at the LA AUTO SHOW. This year’s debuts will deliver production and concept vehicles representing the ever-growing luxury, performance, low and zero emission categories. The debuts range from […]

  • L.A. Auto Show #4

    Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles with a preview of the 2015 LA AUTO SHOW, the first major North American auto show of the season, which opens to the public Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Press and Trade show days for the 2015  LA AUTO SHOW will be held today through Thursday, November 20th. Nearly 60 world and North American vehicle debuts will be unveiled at the LA […]

  • L.A. Auto Show #3- The New Vehicles

    Gayle Anderson was live in Downtown Los Angeles with a preview of the 2015 LA AUTO SHOW, the first major North American auto show of the season, which opens to the public Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Press and Trade show days for the 2015  LA AUTO SHOW will be held today through Thursday, November 20th. Nearly 60 world and North American vehicle debuts will be unveiled at the LA […]