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
  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” /// Sunday, January 19th, 2020

    Happy Sunday! January 19th, 2020 !!! Let’s explore what’s new and what’s interesting for January 2020! There A LOT OF SUGGESTIONS on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Let me suggest you look at the “Gayle on the Go!” Sunday report and then scroll down to this page to more of the long list of events I didn’t have time to broadcast. Explore and enjoy! -0-0-0- 2020 Southern California Slack Key Festival & Island Marketplace Redondo Beach Performing Arts […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” /// Saturday, January 18th, 2020

    Happy Saturday! As we get “into the groove” of the New Year, there are many interesting events and activities happening around town. Here are some Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” suggestions. Let me suggest you look at the “Gayle on the Go!” Saturday report and then scroll down to this page to see more of the long list of events I didn’t have time to broadcast. Explore and enjoy! -0-0-0- “Alternating Currents: The Rise and Fall of Electric Vehicles ” […]

  • 2020 Rose Parade Float Dismantling

    Gayle Anderson was live in Pomona to learn what happens to Rose Parade Floats after the January 1st, 2020 Tournament of Rose Parade. The students of Cal Poly universities’ are dismantling their playful “Aquatic Aspirations” 2020 Rose Parade Float, which received the “Director Award for the Most Outstanding Artistic Design and Use of Floral and Non-Floral Materials” at the 131st Rose Parade® held New Year’s Day. The Cal Poly University Rose Parade Floats are self-built. Their Rose Parade Float organization […]

  • Alternating Currents: The Fall and Rise of Electric Vehicles

    Gayle Anderson was live in the Mid-Wilshire District of Los Angeles at the Petersen Automotive Museum to explore the exhibition Alternating Currents: The Fall and Rise of Electric Vehicles. According to Petersen Automotive Museum historian Leslie Kendall, “…while debate exists about his exact timing, Robert Anderson of Scotland is considered to have become the first to use electricity to power a car in about 1839. The early technology was unmistakably primitive, but had improved so rapidly that by 1900 electric […]

  • Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” /// Sunday, January 13th, 2020

    Happy Sunday! Many special exhibitions and special events are closing today! That information is on the Sunday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Take a look! Then, scroll down this page for more interesting locations I did not have time to include in today’s report. Enjoy! -000- Closing Soon! Nineteen Nineteen The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Road San Marino 626 405 2100 This unique exhibition closes Monday, January 20th. -0- Closing Soon! Dimensions of Form: […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” /// Saturday, January 11th, 2020

    Happy Saturday! Time is running out see many of the special exhibitions and events that were produced for the holidays! Here’s the list of them on the Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” report. Please watch the report and then scroll down this page for more spectacular events that I didn’t have time to report during the broadcast. Wow! It’s a busy weekend! Enjoy! -000- Closing Sunday, January 12th Manet and Modern Beauty Getty Center 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles […]

  • ‘Nineteen Nineteen’ at the Huntington

    Gayle Anderson was live in San Marino to learn about “Nineteen Nineteen,” a major exhibition that examines the Huntington institution and its founding through the prism of a single, tumultuous year, with a display of more than 250 objects drawn from The Huntington’s library and art collections. In 1919, as Henry and Arabella Huntington signed the trust document that would transform their property into a public institution, the United States roiled in the aftermath of World War I. Organized around […]

  • Sunday”Gayle on the Go!” /// Sunday, January 5th, 2020

    Happy Sunday! This is the FIRST Sunday of 2020. This can be a relaxing day of exploring several of our local museums FOR FREE as well as travel to many interesting places that we might not know about in our community. Take a look my report and then scroll down this LONG LIST and enjoy! Happy New Year! -0-0-0- Free Admission on Sunday! ROBERT GRAHAM: CIVIC MONUMENTS Museum of Latin American Art 628 Alamitos Avenue Long Beach From the […]

  • Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” /// Saturday, January 4th, 2020

    Happy FIRST SATURDAY OF THE NEW YEAR! There’s a lot to learn about already. Take a look at this report on how to possibly win one of 36 classic Corvettes, then scroll down this page for a selection of interesting weekend events. Pssst! Some of the events below are FREE! Enjoy! Happy New Year! -0-0-0- Reptile Super Show Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim Here you have more than 100,000 square feet of reptile, amphibians, turtles, supplies, […]

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