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, Ms. Anderson 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 1984-1986, 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 WABC and NBC Radio Networks in New York and the National Black Network. In Connecticut, she held reporter and anchor positions at KTNH-TV and radio stations WDRC, WKND and WWCO.
Ms. Anderson, who began her career at ABC Radio News ABC-TV in New York as an intern, worked her way up to field producer. She is the recipient of twelve Emmy Awards. Most recently, Ms. Anderson earned an Emmy in 2010 for her work on KTLA's Tournament of Roses Parade pre-show, one of her work on the Michael Jackson Funeral and another one for her work on the KTLA Morning News. Gayle has received other Emmy Awards for her work on the KTLA public affairs show "Making It", two in 1994 for "Best Live Coverage" of the Northridge Earthquake. In 1993 she was awarded her first Emmy Award for "Best Live Coverage" of the Malibu Fires. She received the Radio & TV 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 run a portion of the 2002 Winter Olympics Torch Run through Southern California.
In her spare time, Gayle enjoys recreational reading ( she loves biographies about people who have 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 American Diabetes Association, the Arthritis Foundation, as well as several literacy and education programs including the Los Angeles Library Foundation and the Watts-based "Mama Hill's Help."
Ms. Anderson has "children": Bert, Ernie and Kermit, two mixed breed terriers and a mixed breed Chihuahua she adopted from various southern overcrowded California animal shelters.