Gayle King Biography – Gayle King Wiki
Gayle King is an American television personality, author, and broadcast journalist. She works for CBS News, co-hosting its flagship morning program, CBS This Morning, a position she has held since its debut in 2012. She is also an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine. Gayle attended the University of Maryland, where she graduated with a degree in degree in psychology. Gayle was born on December 28, 1954, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States. She spent years of her childhood living in Ankara, Turkey, before returning with her family to the United States.
King started her career as a production assistant at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, where she met Oprah Winfrey, an anchor for the station at the time. She later trained as a reporter at WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C. After working at WJZ, she moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where she was a weekend anchor and general-assignment reporter at WDAF-TV. In 1981, she was hired as a news anchor for WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut, where she worked for 18 years and became a news anchor. King has worked as a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show.
In 1991, King cohosted an NBC daytime talk show with Robin Wagner called Cover to Cover, which was canceled after 13 weeks. In 1997, she was offered her own syndicated talk show, The Gayle King Show, which was canceled after one season due to low ratings. King began to host The Gayle King Show on XM Satellite Radio, in September 2006. On January 3, 2011, King began hosting a new show, also called The Gayle King Show, on OWN. The Gayle King Show ended on November 17, 2011, as King was going to join CBS to co-anchor CBS This Morning alongside Charlie Rose. The show succeeded in the ratings due to the duo’s on-air chemistry. The two became friends as well even though Rose’s exit from CBS due to the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
In 2018, King was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. She was also voted as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019. In 2020, after the death of Kobe Bryant, King received social media criticism, most notably from rapper Snoop Dogg who later apologized, for a CBS This Morning interview with former WNBA player Lisa Leslie, in which King brought up Bryant’s sexual assault allegations from 2003.
Gayle King Age
She was born on December 28, 1954, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States.
Gayle King Husband
Gayle was formerly married to William Bumpus from 1982 to 1993. Her former husband was an attorney and an assistant attorney general in Connecticut. They share two children, daughter Kirby, and son William Jr. They were divorced after her husband cheated on her with a friend.
Gayle King Salary
She earns an estimated annual salary of $11 million.
Gayle King Net Worth
Gayle King’s net worth is estimated to be $40 Million.
Gayle King Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.
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