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
  • Wings Over Camarillo Air Show Preview

    Gayle Anderson was live in Camarillo to preview this weekend’s 39TH ANNUAL WINGS OVER CAMARILLO AIR SHOW. If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • Yayoi Kusama at the Marciano Art Foundation

    Gayle Anderson was live in the Mid Wilshire District to experience artist Yayoi Kusama’s drama exhibition entitled “WITH ALL MY LOVE FOR THE TULIPS, I PRAY FOREVER, 2011″ at the Marciano Art Foundation. Shown here for the first time in Los Angeles, the oversized flower-potted tulips made from fiberglass- reinforced plastic are painted with the same red polka dots as the floor, ceiling, and walls, creating an immersive viewing experience while at the same time diminishing the appearance of depth. […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, August 11th, 2019

    It’s a GLORIOUS Sunday! If you’re looking for something interesting to experience, here are some Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions. Enjoy! -0-0-0- Reptile Super Show (Please Leave Your Pets at Home!) Pomona Fairplex 1101 West McKinley Avenue Pomona reptilesupershow.com/losangeles Reptile enthusiasts can explore more than 100,000 square feet of cold-blooded creatures including geckos, pythons, chameleons and giant centipedes. The show features educational workshops as well as a selling floor with animals, cages, lights and supplies. Ticket information is available […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, August 10th, 2019

    Happy Saturday! We can learn about reptiles; the best cuisine in Long Beach; the history of Route 66; and enjoy the closing weekend of the Ventura and Orange County Fairs and MORE on the Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” list! Take a look! :-) -0-0-0- Reptile Super Show (Please Leave Your Pets at Home!) Pomona Fairplex 1101 West McKinley Avenue Pomona reptilesupershow.com/losangeles Reptile enthusiasts can explore more than 100,000 square feet of cold-blooded creatures including geckos, pythons, chameleons and giant […]

  • Marvel Television Live Auction

    Gayle Anderson is live in Valencia where the PROP STORE is hosting the MARVEL TELEVISION LIVE AUCTION featuring original costumes, props, and set decorations from Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage, and Marvel’s Iron Fist. The auction is Monday, August 12th, 2019 and Tuesday, August 13th, 2019. For information to register to bid online, by phone, absentee, or in person, check out their website. If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com

  • We Care Wednesday #4 – Goodwill Industries of Orange County

    Gayle Anderson is live in Costa Mesa at the Orange County Fair for WE CARE WEDNESDAY, one of several discount deals offered by fair officials.Today, five or more new or gently used items of clothing will get visitors a free general admission ticket to the fair and one carnival ride ticket. The nonprofit organization GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF ORANGE COUNTY benefits from the donations. This offer is valid from Noon to 3pm. -0- If you have questions, please feel free to […]

  • National Health Center Week With QueensCare Health Center

    Gayle Anderson was live in Eagle Rock, where the nonprofit organization QueensCare is one of many nonprofit health organizations around the country participating in NATIONAL HEALTH CENTER WEEK 2019. National Health Center Week provides an ideal occasion to celebrate the long record of success and delivery of high quality, cost effective, and accessible care across the nation. It is a great opportunity for health centers to speak out telling the story of their community-based model of care and creating public […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, August 4th, 2019

    Happy HOT Sunday!!! 😊 It’s the FIRST SUNDAY OF AUGUST 2019! Celebrate at one of the many COOL interesting items on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Enjoy! This list is LOONNNNG!!! 😊 -0-0-0- Admission is Free! Taste of Inglewood Experience Inglewood’s Premier Free Street Fair and Music Festival 11am to 7pm Inglewood High School 231 S Grevillea Ave Inglewood tasteofinglewood.com This year’s performers include Big Daddy Kane, Kindred:The Family Soul, Dana Dane, Kalan FrFr, Lao Tizer, Derek Rusel […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, August 3rd, 2019

    Welcome to the FIRST SATURDAY OF AUGUST!!! There are a variety of activities to keep you cool this hot weekend! Scroll down! The list is LOOOONNNNNG! Enjoy! 😊 -0-0-0- Register Now! Rolling Greens Learn & Grow Workshops Living Wall Décor Saturday, August 10th @ 11am $100.00 Includes Everything Rolling Greens Mateo 1005 South Mateo Street Downtown Los Angeles 213 271 2047 rghomeandgarden.com/events Learn something new this Summer at Southern California’s premiere home and garden venue Rolling Greens. It’s suggested we […]

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