Gayle King Biography
Gayle King is a TV personality, broadcast journalist, and author from the United States of America. Currently, she works as a co-host at CBS This Morning which is a flagship morning program at CBS News. Additionally, she is an editor-at-large for the award-winning O, The Oprah Magazine. She is also a close friend of Oprah Winfrey who is a famous talk show host. In April 2019, she was named by TIME 100, Time Magazine as one of the hundred most influential people in the world. She also works in the same network as Jericka Duncan.
Gayle has earned several awards including three Emmys for her work as a journalist. She was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in the year 2018. In addition, King was a Variety Power of Women honoree in 2017. She earned both the Individual Achievement Award for Host-Entertainment/Information and the New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Award in 2010. King has also received an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award as part of CBS News’ coverage of the Newtown tragedy. Moreover, Gayle was awarded the American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award for Outstanding Radio Talk Show in 2008.
Gayle King CBS News
King works as a co-host at CBS This Morning which is a flagship morning program at CBS News. She started working at CBS News in 2011. So far, she has managed to do news interviews with famous world leaders, political figures, and TV personalities. Moreover, Gayle has also handled several high-profile duties, including CBS This Morning on-the-ground reports. Some of the reports she has covered from the Texas border, reporting on the zero-tolerance immigration policies of the administration.
In May 2018, Gayle managed to co-anchor the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at CBS News. Moreover, she has contributed to the election night coverage at CBS News in 2014, 2016, and 2018. Gaylee has also broadcasted from Newtown, Connecticut in the wake of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Furthermore, she co-anchored CBS News’ special coverage of news events, including the Paris terrorist bombings, the Supreme Court’s historic decision to allow same-sex marriage, and the San Bernardino killings.
She has also co-anchored live broadcasts from Orlando after a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub. The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. Until the completion of the museum. King has also done broadcasts from Cleveland and Philadelphia for the 2016 Republican and Democratic Conventions.
She has also had exclusive interviews with the producer of the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, and the accusers and friends of the Jackson family. Additionally, Gayle has had the first and only television interview with Ralph Northam, the Democratic Governor of Virginia after his yearbook fiasco. King was the first one to interview the two women who said Virginia had been sexually assaulted by Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax. In addition, she has also worked as a tv news anchor for CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut for 18 years.
Gayle King Education
King attended the University of Maryland where she studied and later graduated in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Gayle King Age
King was born on the 28th day of December in the year 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States. As of 2021, the journalist is 67 years old and her zodiac sign is Capricorn. In addition, she is an American Citizen by birth. She belongs to mixed ethnicity of African-American and smaller amounts of English/Scottish.
Gayle King Height
The broadcast journalist is 5 feet 10 inches (1.8m) tall.
Gayle King Weight
During the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, King shared on social media a series of pictures weighing herself on a scale that showed an increase in pounds. She later did a five-day soup fasting which helped her lose a few pounds. After opening up and showing her weight fluctuation, many of her followers shared reassuring messages for her in the comments section.
Gayle King Family
King was born to her mother Peggy and father Scott King. Her paternal grandfather was The Rev. Beauregard King who was well known as Fat Daddy and was born in Alabama. Additionally, her maternal grandmother was Emma Louise Barnes/Brown. Emma was the daughter of a man surnamed Copes, and of Ella Barnes. She was born in South Carolina to a white father and a black mother. In addition, the journalist spent several years of her childhood in Ankara, Turkey.
Gayle King Husband
King got married to her ex-husband Bill Bumpus who is an assistant attorney general in Connecticut, the United States in the year 1982. They have two children Kirby Bumpus, William Bumpus Jr. On 24th June 1990, she caught her husband cheating on her with another woman which led to them having a divorce in 1993. The journalist currently resides in New York City.
Gayle King Daughter | Son
King has two children with her former husband Bill Bumpus. Her daughter is called Kirby Bumpus and her son William Bumpus Jr.
Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey
King is also a close friend of Oprah Winfrey who is a famous tv personality and billionaire business mogul. The two have been friends for more than 40 years since they were 21 and 22 years old.
Furthermore, Gayle has hosted The Gayle King Show, a weekday live tv interview on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. The show covered a wide range of subjects including political and cultural trends. King joined O, The Oprah Magazine as an editor in 1999.
Gayle King and Snoop Dogg
King went through social media backlash due to an excerpt from her interview with Lisa Leslie. Lisa is a former W.N.B.A. star and a longtime friend of the late Kobe Bryant. Gayle and Lisa Leslie were speaking exclusively about the rape allegation against Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash. King also received criticism from the famous rapper Snoop Dogg. However, Snoop Dogg later apologized to Gayle.
Gayle King and R Kelly
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Gayle King Book
- Note to Self: Inspiring Words From Inspiring People
Gayle King Net Worth | Salary
The television journalist has made quite a fortune from her broadcasting career for the many years she has served. She stands at a net worth of approximately $100,000 – $1 Million. Moreover, her salary is estimated to be between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Gayle King Contacts
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