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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
  • “Beat the Heat!” Museum of Neon Art / Glendale

    Gayle Anderson was live in Glendale at the Museum of Neon Art to see the new exhibition entitled, “There’s More to Neon Signs Than Liquor, and Motels Live Nude Girls” and “Motel California.” (www.neonmona.org) “Beat the Heat!”: ”There’s More to Neon Signs Than Liquor, Motels, and Live Nude Girls”and Motel California.” Museum of Neon Art 216 South Brand Boulevard Glendale, CA 91204 818 696 2149 www.neonmona.org   Hours: THURSDAY: 12 pm – 7pm FRIDAY: 12 pm – 7pm SATURDAY: 12 pm […]

  • Special Olympics Southern California Plane Pull Preview

    Gayle Anderson was live in Long Beach with a preview of the Saturday, August 18th, 2018 Special Olympics Southern California Plane Pull at Long Beach Airport. This an important fundraiser for the non-profit organization, where teams compete to see which group can pull a 124,000 pound FedEx jet the fastest. In 2017, this event raised more than $151,000 for Special Olympics Southern California.   To get involved, register at the website: fundraising.sosc.org If you have questions, please feel free to […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, July 15th, 21018

    Happy Sunday! Relax and try something new! Here are some Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions. Take a look! -0-0-0- Sawdust Art Festival’s 52 Annual Summer Show 935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach 949 494 3030 sawdustartfestival.org The SUMMER SAWDUST ART & CRAFT FESTIVAL is underway in Laguna Beach! Here you have art, of course, three stages of live music and entertainment, outdoor eateries and cafes, as well as free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as glassblowing. […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, July 14th, 2018

    Happy Saturday! Let’s learn! Let’s play! Here are some Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions. Take a look! -0-0-0- Free Admission! Long Beach Truck & Jeep Fest Long Beach Convention Center 300 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach http://www.4wheelparts.com For a second year, the Long Beach Truck & Jeep Fest is the place to be for off-road enthusiasts. What we have here are custom trucks, custom Jeeps, and product demonstrations. Admission is free for this family friendly event. -0- The Art […]

  • Endangered Blue Whales & Endangered Vaquitas

    Gayle Anderson was live with the staff and crew of Harbor Breeze Cruises and the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach for the chance to witness the largest whales on Earth because they report endangered Blue Whales and Fin Whales are the largest whales on the planet and they say they are currently being spotted in the waters off Long Beach. Experts from the Aquarium’s Blue Whale photo ID program  discussed recent findings about Southern California’s endangered Blue Whale […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!”, Sunday, July 8th, 2018

    Happy Sunday! Keep cool by enjoying some interesting and some air conditioned activities on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Take a look! -0- Sawdust Art Festival’s 52 Annual Summer Show 935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach 949 494 3030 sawdustartfestival.org The SUMMER SAWDUSTART & CRAFT FESTIVAL is underway! Here you have art, of course, three stages of live music and entertainment, outdoor eateries and cafes, as well as free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, July 7th, 2018

    Happy Saturday! It’s Summer! Cool off at one of the interesting activities on the Saturday “Gayle on the Go! list. Take a look! :-) -0- Old Fort MacArthur Days Fort MacArthur Museum 3601 South Gaffey Street San Pedro http://www.ftmac.org In San Pedro, the history we learned in classrooms comes alive at Old Fort MacArthur Days. This is the West’s largest continually running re-enactment and living history timeline events that takes us from Ancient Rome to Desert Storm. This history lessons […]

  • Beat the Heat: STEAM Workshops at the Marciano Art Foundation

    Gayle Anderson was live in the Mid-Wilshire District with BEAT THE HEAT information about GENESIS AT MAF, science, technology, engineering and art Summer workshops designed for all skill levels. Sessions are offered Tuesday and Wednesday, 3pm-5pm for all skill levels, now through August 1st at the Marciano Art Foundation, 4357 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010. Since space is limited, reservations are required. Please contact: info@genesissteam.org. And, don’t forget the NEW, FREE and UNIQUE art installation open to the public “Reality […]

  • Beat the Heat! The Broad: A Journey That Wasn’t

    Gayle Anderson was live in downtown Los Angeles at The Broad for the NEW exhibition “A JOURNEY THAT WASN’T.” According to The Broad, “…The exhibition presents the painting, sculpture, photography and film installations from more than 20 artists including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Gregory Crewdson, Andreas Gursky, Elliott Hundley, Pierre Huyghe, Anselm Kiefer, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Paul Pfeiffer and Ed Ruscha. 40 of the 55 works in the exhibition are on view FOR THE FIRST TIME at The Broad. “A JOURNEY THAT WASN’T” will be on view in The Broad’s […]