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
  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

    Happy FIRST SATURDAY OF SPRING Saturday! Celebrate by enjoying one of the MANY Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” events. Take a look! SATURDAY “GAYLE ON THE GO!” National Puppy Day Shelter Hope Pet Shop 193 North Moorpark Road Thousand Oaks http://www.shelterhopepetshop.org This is National Puppy Day, a day to celebrate puppies and to promote adoption. Shelter Hope Pet Shop in Thousand Oaks is a volunteer based facility teaching the public not to shop puppy mills and how to care for […]

  • National Puppy Day at Shelter Hope Pet Shop

    Gayle Anderson was live in Thousand Oaks at SHELTER HOPE PET SHOP with a preview of NATIONAL PUPPY DAY DAY, which is Saturday, March 23rd, 2019. The animal shelter is one of thousands around the country and the world celebrating puppy care and adoption and to educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills. SHELTER HOPE PER SHOP works to eliminate puppy mill pet shops in malls across the country. If you have questions, please feel free to call […]

  • Soul of a Nation: The Broad Museum

    Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles with a preview of the NEW art exhibition entitled “SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER 1963-1983.” This new art installation opens Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at The Broad, 221 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, 213 232 6250. If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • Women’s History Month: The Historic Hotel Figueroa

    Gayle Anderson continued our series of MARCH IS WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH reports in downtown Los Angeles at the historic Hotel Figueroa, which was the largest commercial building funded by women, for women when it opened in 1926 as a safe place for single female travelers, who were prohibited from checking into most hotels without a male chaperone. To learn more about this extraordinary property, please take a look at the website. If you have questions, please feel free to call […]

  • Official L.A. Marathon Charity – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pasadena with members of one of the official L.A. Marathon teams “running for a reason” at 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon, Sunday, March 24th, 2019. Cesar Briones is one of the charity L.A. Marathon team members running to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, March 17th, 2019

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!There’s a lot to enjoy in addition to celebrating the “Wearing O’ The Green” on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Enjoy SUNDAY “GAYLE ON THE GO!” Dogs! A Science Tail California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles 323 724 3623 californiasciencecenter.org In addition to interactive exhibits, there are daily working dog demonstrations and question and answer sessions. Please note: This is a Humans only exhibition. Please do not bring your pets! Service dogs […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, March 16th, 2019

    Happy Saturday St.Patrick’s Day Weekend! In addition to celebrating the “Wearing o’the Green”, there are many celebrations for all kinds of events.Take a look! Enjoy! Dogs! A Science Tail California Science Center 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles 323 724 3623 californiasciencecenter.org In addition to interactive exhibits, there are daily working dog demonstrations and question and answer sessions. Please note: This is a Humans only exhibition. Please do not bring your pets! Service dogs that have been individually trained to […]

  • The Classic Auto Show at the O.C. Fairgrounds

    Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa with a preview of THE 2019 CLASSIC AUTO SHOW at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Saturday, March 16th, 2019, from 10am to 8pm. Sunday, March 17th, 2019, from 10am to 6pm. Tickets: $20 in advance $25 at the Gate Special discounts: Active Military:  Save $5 with promo code:  MIL19 Seniors:  Save $2 with promo code:  SEN19  Social Media: Facebook Twitter Instagram Snapchat: ClassicAutoShow Event Hashtag: #TheClassicAutoShow If you have […]

  • Dogs! A Science Tail at the California Science Center

    Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around? And why do these two species seem to think so much alike, act so much alike and get along so well? The California Science Center has spent the past five years sniffing out the answers to those and hundreds of other vexing canine questions. It will begin revealing the conclusions Saturday with an ambitious, if somewhat lighthearted, new exhibition called “Dogs! A Science Tail.” And, yes, real dogs will […]

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