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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
  • African Twilight at Bowers Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Ana at the Bowers Museum to see the new exhibition AFRICAN TWILIGHT: VANISHING RITUALS & CEREMONIES. The exhibit is described as “a celebration of Africa’s artistry and boundless creativity captured by artists Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.” In addition to the exhibition, artists Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, the world-renowned photographers, will be at the Bowers Saturday, October 27th, 2018, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm to celebrate the release of their exhibition catalog with another […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, October 14th, 2018

    It’s Sunday! Relax! Renew! Recharge! Here are some Sunday “GAYLE ON THE GO!” suggestions to help. Enjoy! Homes for Dogs National Adoption Weekend Vanderpump Dog Center & Foundation 8134 West Third Street Los Angeles http://www.vanderpumpdogs.org/adopt-a-dog -0- The Los Angeles Printers Fair The International Printing Museum 315 W Torrance Blvd Carson http://www.seecalifornia.com -0- Underwood’s 21st Annual Fall Harvest Festival 3370 Sunset Valley Road Moorpark 805 529 3690 Underwoodfamilyfarms.com -0- Greek Festival of Temecula Valley Old Town Temecula Civic Center Temecula http://www.temeculagreekfest.com […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, October 13th, 2018

    It’s a rainy Saturday, but that’s no excused not to have some fun! Here are some Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions! Enjoy! -0- Homes for Dogs National Adoption Weekend Vanderpump Dog Center & Foundation 8134 West Third Street Los Angeles http://www.vanderpumpdogs.org/adopt-a-dog -0- Opens Today! Photo Ark: One Man’s Quest to Document the World’s Animals Annenberg Space for Photography 2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles 213 403 3000 annenbergphotospace.org -0- 20th Anniversary of Aquarium of the Pacific New Exhibitions! […]

  • Aquarium of the Pacific 20th Anniversary: Giant Sea Bass and the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach, where the Aquarium of the Pacific continues to celebrate its 20th anniversary with new exhibitions and new information. The aquarium is inviting 20th anniversary guests to learn about what the aquarium is doing to protect the endangered Giant Sea Bass and the Scalloped Hammerhead Shark. The aquarium has partnered with the marine life experts at UC Santa Barbara to working to protect ad restore the endangered Giant Sea Bass. We can help by […]

  • Closing Weekend at the 66th Annual California RV Show

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona for the closing weekend of the 66th California RV Show where the public can explore more than 1,300 RVs in every class from all major manufacturers and at the most competitive prices around. Talk shop with dealers so you can find the space, layout, style and everything you’re looking for. Enjoy fun attractions and great food in a family-friendly festival atmosphere. And drive off with a new RV—or dreaming of one! Now through Sunday, […]

  • Homes for Dogs: National Adoption Weekend

    Gayle Anderson was live in Beverly Hills with a preview of this weekend’s “Homes for Dogs” National Adoption Weekend. September 9th and 10th, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Beverly Hills North and Amanda Foundation are joining hundreds of Coldwell Banker offices and animal shelters around the country for the Coldwell Banker “Homes for Dogs” National Adoption Weekend. “Homes for Dogs Project,” is a campaign that has been in existence for three-years. It was launched by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America’s […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, October 7th, 2018

    Happy Sunday! Relax and renew! Here are some Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions! Enjoy! -0- Now through Sunday, October 14th, 2018 66th Annual California RV Show Pomona, California http://www.californiarvshow.org -0- Los Angeles Korean Festival Seoul International Park 3250 San Marino Street Koreatown http://www.LAKoreanFestival.com -0- Now through Sunday! The 8th Largest Auto Show in the Country Orange County International Auto Show Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim 714 765 8950 autoshowoc.com -0- The Last Day! Free! 12th Annual […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, October 6th, 2018

    Happy Saturday! Let’s play! Let’s learn something new! Here are some Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions! Enjoy! -0- The 8th Largest Auto Show in the Country Orange County International Auto Show Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim 714 765 8950 autoshowoc.com -0- Los Angeles Korean Festival Seoul International Park 3250 San Marino Street Koreatown http://www.LAKoreanFestival.com -0- Now through Sunday, October 14th, 2018 66th Annual California RV Show Pomona, California http://www.californiarvshow.org -0- Living History Flying Day “Dive Bombers” […]

  • 2018 California RV Show

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona for opening day of the 66th California RV Show where the public can explore more than 1,300 RVs in every class from all major manufacturers and at the most competitive prices around. Talk shop with dealers so you can find the space, layout, style and everything you’re looking for. Enjoy fun attractions and great food in a family-friendly festival atmosphere. And drive off with a new RV—or dreaming of one! Now through Sunday, October […]