Gayle King

CGayle King is an American television personality, journalist, and author. She joined BS in 2012 as the co-anchor of the CBS News morning show CBS This Morning. Since then, she has been co-anchoring the CBS This Morning. She has been described as one of the top anchors at CBS. She is also an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine. She has over 612k followers on her Instagram.

Famous for

Position as a co-anchor on CBS This Morning.

Gayle King’s Childhood

Gayle King was born on December 28, 1954, in New York City. Scott King, her father, and Peggy King, her mother, are her parents. She is of African-American descent. Her hometown is Chevy Chase, Maryland in the United States, where she was born. She is a citizen of the United States. Capricorn is her zodiac sign. Her father worked as an electrical engineer in Ankara, Turkey, where she spent many years of her childhood. In Turkey, she went to an American academy. Later, the family moved back to Maryland, in the United States. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Maryland in 1976.

Gayle King’s professional life

Broadcast News on Television

She began her television career as a production assistant at Baltimore’s WJZ-TV.

At the time, Oprah Winfrey was an anchor on the show.

Later, King worked as a reporter at Washington, D.C.’s WTOP-TV.

After working at WJZ, she relocated to Kansas City, Missouri.

She began her career at WDAF-TV as a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter.

In 1981, she was employed as a news anchor by WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut.

She spent 18 years working at WFSB.

She went on to receive an Emmy Award for her work as a news anchor.

Radio Talk Shows

She worked for The Oprah Winfrey Show as a special correspondent.

In 1991, she cohosted Cover to Cover with Robin Wagner, an NBC daytime talk show.

In 1997, she launched The Gayle King Show, a syndicated talk show. Due to low ratings, it was cancelled after one season.

In September 2006, she started hosting The Gayle King Show on XM Satellite Radio.

In January 2011, she started hosting a new show on OWN called The Gayle King Show.

In November 2011, her show, The Gayle King, came to an end.

Since King was moving to CBS to co-anchor CBS This Morning, her show ended.

In 2006, she was expected to take over for Star Jones, Rosie O’Donnell in 2007, and Elisabeth Hasselbeck in 2013. The rumors, however, did not turn out to be true.

Journalism in print

She began working as an editor for O, The Oprah Magazine in 1999.

News from the Network

Before joining CBS News, she served as a special reporter for Good Morning America.

In November 2011, she signed a contract with CBS to co-anchor CBS This Morning.

When she heard that CBS wanted to keep the findings into sexual assault and harassment at the network secret, she made a public statement on-air demanding that CBS be completely transparent.

In December 2018, it was reported that King was enraged by the controversies and the way things were done at CBS This Morning.

In an interview about sexual harassment charges against the artist, she was praised for staying calm when R. Kelly got out of his chair and started to yell and pound his chest.


While working as a news anchor, she received an Emmy Award.

In 2018, she was honored by the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Who is Gayle King’s husband?

Gayle King was married before. She was married to an attorney and an assistant attorney general, Bill Bumpus. They got married in 1982. They got divorced in 1983. She has two children, a son, and a daughter. She reportedly dated politician Cory Anthony Booker in 2006. Her sexual orientation is straight.

She lives in New York City, US. She had previously lived in Turkey, Kansas City, Missouri, Hartford, Connecticut, and Glastonbury.

How Tall is Gayle King?

Gayle King stands at a height of 1.78 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. She has a bodyweight of 150 lbs i.e. 68 kg. She has an average body build. She has size 10 feet. She has dark brown eyes and her hair color is also black.

What is Gayle King’s Net Worth?

Gayle King who joined CBS News has %5.5 million-a-year deal with the network. She is reported to be signing a multi-million dollar deal with the network in March 2019. She is considered one of the top anchors in the CBS network. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated at $20 million.

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