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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
  • Autotrader’s 12 Best Electric Vehicles of 2019

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Ana to begin a series of reports spotlighting Autotrader’s 12 Best Electric Vehicles of 2019. Autotrader reports, “Whether a new-car shopper’s motivation for buying an electric vehicle (EV) is environmental, political or financial, choices abound now more than ever before in the marketplace. With more than 50 plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery-electric vehicle (BEV) models available today, many new-car shoppers need help navigating the terms to master and information to digest among the choices […]

  • Veterans Day at the Battleship Iowa

    Gayle Anderson was live in San Pedro to meet the veterans who maintain the Battleship Iowa Museum. Also, the historic vessel is having its Veterans Day Celebration 2019. This Veterans Day, the Battleship Iowa Museum is hosting a free Veterans Day Film Festival from 10am – 4pm on the fantail. The first ever film festival will debut the Emmy Award winning documentary, The Last Signal and WWI documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, with a live Q&A by Emmy Award winning director […]

  • Salute to Veterans: A Free Community Celebration

    Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa with a preview of Saturday’s SALUTE TO VETERANS event at the OC Fair and Event Center. The free community celebration is in honor of Veterans Day. SALUTE TO VETERANS takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 9th at the fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. The event includes free hot dogs for all attendees, family-friendly activities, entertainment and a Veterans Resource Fair. Opening ceremonies for the event will include a city address […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” , Saturday, October 26th, 2019

    Gayle Anderson was live in West Los Angeles to learn about the L.A. Fire Department Foundation’s Emergency Funding Alert. The foundation says due to this extraordinary 2019 fire season, Los Angeles firefighters desperately need essential gear such as brush fire hand tools, carcinogen containment bags and more. To help, the Annenberg Foundation and it’s GRoW Initiative, Wallis Annenberg, and the Wasserman Foundation are matching all public donations up to $250,000.00. We can donate at supportLAFD.org or we can text the […]

  • Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century

    Gayle Anderson was live in Exposition Park in Los Angeles at the California African American Museum to explore the exhibition Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century. If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • Nogales High School Noble Regiment Marching Band Goes to London

    Gayle Anderson was live in La Puente with the Nogales High School Noble Regiment Marching Band and Colorguard Teams who were officially invited to perform at the New Year’s Day Parade in London. This talented group must be doing something right. The award winning Noble Regiment has performed twice at the New York Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2008 and 2015. Noble Regiment will be one of four schools to represent the West Coast. We can help support Noble Regiment […]

  • Golden Age of Aviation at the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center

    Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles at the Flight Path Museum and Learning Center, the only commercial aviation museum with one of the largest collections of vintage airline uniforms located on the tarmac at LAX, the second busiest airport in the country! Flight Path Museum and Learning Center was founded in 1995 as a nonprofit, community-based organization to honor aviation pioneers, recognize the economic importance of aviation and aerospace to Southern California, and encourage youth to pursue education and […]

  • How to Help the Los Angeles Fire Department this 2019 Fire Season

    Gayle Anderson was live in West Los Angeles to learn about the L.A. Fire Department Foundation’s Emergency Funding Alert. The foundation says due to this extraordinary 2019 fire season, Los Angeles firefighters desperately need essential gear such as brush fire hand tools, carcinogen containment bags and more. To help, the Annenberg Foundation and it’s GROW Initiative, Wallis Annenberg, and the Wasserman Foundation are matching all public donations up to $200,000. To donate visit their website or text the word FIRE […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, October 27th, 2019

    Happy Sunday! It’s the last Sunday of October 2019! Wow! It’s also the last Sunday before Halloween! There are MANY Halloween related events and more on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Watch the video and then, please scroll down this webpage to find MORE events than I had time to report on television! Yikes! Enjoy! -0- Find Your Big BOO! Adoption Special for Big Dogs at spcaLA spcaLA.com. Find your Big Boo! The Society for the Prevention of […]

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