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
  • ‘We Care Wednesday’ at the O.C. Fair 2019: School Supply Drive for Share Our Selves

    Gayle Anderson was live in Costa Mesa to learn about the O.C. Fair’s “We Care Wednesday Drive” happening every Wednesday through August 7th between noon and 3p.m. For the complete list of specific donation items needed, click here. O.C. Fair  88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, July 14th, 2019

    Welcome to a HOT Sunday! We have an opportunity to explore some interesting events and venues today. Here are some cool, indoor suggestions on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. BEWARE! THE LIST IS LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG! 😲 Enjoy! 😊 -0- Discounted Late Nights Pacific Visions Aquarium of the Pacific 100 Aquarium Way Long Beach http://www.aquariumofpacific.org Learn about the new sea life and new programs at PACIFIC VISIONS and THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC in Long Beach. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/news/story/meet_our_animal_ambassadors_at_pacific_visions And, don’t forget […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, July 13th, 2019

    Happy Saturday! There’s a lot to see and do today ( some of it is available for FREE ) on the Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” report. Watch this report, then scroll down to take a look at the LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG list of i! 😊 -0- Are You Ready for the NEXT Earthquake? SOS Survival Products 15705 Strathern Street, #11 Van Nuys 1 800 479 7998 http://www.sosproducts.com SOS Survival Products has been in business 30 years. The company in teaching and […]

  • Something for the Summer #12: Guatemalan Masks at the Fowler Museum

    Gayle Anderson continues the “SOMETHING FOR THE SUMMER” series of reports at the Fowler Museum at UCLA where we can see for free the GUATEMALAN MASKS: SELECTIONS FROM THE JIM AND JEANNE PIEPER COLLECTION. This exhibition features 80 masks depicting animals, folk personae, and historical figures that are deeply rooted in Guatemalan religiosity and popular culture. Throughout the country, people perform spectacular masquerades during Indigenous festivals, Catholic feast days, and secular events. These public dance-dramas are jubilant expressions of devotion and […]

  • Something for the Summer #11: Pacific Visions & the Aquarium of the Pacific

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach to learn about the new sea life and new programs at PACIFIC VISIONS and THE AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC in Long Beach. http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/news/story/meet_our_animal_ambassadors_at_pacific_visions And, don’t forget about the SOMETHING FOR THE SUMMER discounts at Pacific Visions and the Aquarium of the Pacific: Info on Summer at the Aquarium: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/news/story/things_to_see_and_do_at_the_aquarium_this_summer Info on Discounted Late Nights: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/late_nights/ Discounted Late Nights Fridays through Sundays Now through September 1st and on Labor Day, September 2nd. 5:00 p.m. […]

  • Queenscare Mobile Vision Program: Free Eye Care Program for Children

    Gayle Anderson was live in Huntington Park to learn about the QueensCare Mobile Vision Program: Vision problems in children occur most often during the middle school years. For this reason, QueensCare has worked with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) since 1999 to provide an on-site school free eye care to select middle schools, where 75% or more of the students qualify for the federal free- or reduced-lunch program. This year alone, the Mobile Vision Program visited 29 middle […]

  • Are You Ready for the NEXT Earthquake?

    Gayle Anderson was live in Van Nuys at SOS SURVIVAL PRODUCTS, a company well known for its wide variety of disaster preparedness products and information. Earthquake Preparedness SOS Survival Products 15705 Strathern Street, #11 Van Nuys, CA 1-800-479-7998 SOS Training Classes July 20th – First Aid Using Common Household Items July 27th – Outdoor Survival Workshop August 3rd – First Aid Bleeding Control August 10th – Bandages& Splints August 17th – Emergency Preparedness If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, July 7th, 2019

    Welcome to Sunday! We have an opportunity to explore some interesting events and venues today. Here are some suggestions on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. BEWARE! THE LIST IS LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG! Enjoy! -0- SUNDAY “GAYLE ON THE GO!” Free! Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective California African American Museum 600 State Drive Los Angeles 213 744 7432 caamuseum.org More than 50 paintings are on exhibit including the famous Barnes painting “The Sugar Shack.” The 1976 work depicts dance scene, which was […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, July 6th, 2019

    It’s Saturday! If are recent earthquakes and aftershocks have rattled your nerves, here are several soothing events. (Some of them are FREE!) This list is LOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNG! Please scroll down! -0-0-0- SATURDAY “GAYLE ON THE GO!” Free Dental Care QueensCare Summer Dental Program Adventist Health White Memorial Boyle Heights 323 552 3458 queenscare.org QueensCare’s Summer Dental Program is underway at Adventist Health White Memorial in Boyle Heights. During the summer, parents can make appointments for dental care for their children at […]

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