Gayle King Bio, Wiki
Gayle King is an American media personality author and broadcast journalist who works for CBS News, co-hosting its flagship morning program, CBS Mornings. She is also an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.
Gayle King Age
King was born on December 28, 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S. She is 66 years old as of 2020.
Gayle King Height
Her actual height has yet to be revealed, but it will be updated as soon as her body measurements are released.
Gayle King Family
King was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and from age six to eleven she lived in Ankara, Turkey, before eventually returning with her family to the United States. However, she has not disclosed any details on her family. We will be sure to update you once this information is available to us.
Gayle King Husband
King was married to Bill Bumpus, an attorney and Connecticut associate attorney general, from 1982 to 1993. She is blessed with two kids; a daughter, Kirby, and a son, William Bumpus Jr.
Gayle King Education
She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a degree in psychology.
Gayle King Career
King began her career as a production assistant at Baltimore’s WJZ-TV, where she met Oprah Winfrey, the station’s anchor at the time. Later, King worked as a reporter at Washington, D.C.’s WUSA-TV. She relocated to Kansas City, Missouri, after working at WJZ, where she worked as a weekend anchor and general-assignment reporter at WDAF-TV. She began working as a news anchor for WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1981, and stayed there for 18 years. She spent some of that time in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
The Oprah Winfrey Show – Talk Shows
The Oprah Winfrey Show hired King as a special correspondent. In 1991, King and Robin Wagner co-hosted the NBC daytime discussion show Cover to Cover, which was canceled after 13 weeks. Her own syndicated talk show, The Gayle King Show, was offered to her in 1997, but it was terminated after one season due to low ratings. King began hosting The Gayle King Show on XM Satellite Radio in September 2006.
On January 3, 2011, King debuted on OWN as the host of a new show titled The Gayle King Show. The Gayle King Show was cancelled on November 17, 2011, after King joined CBS to co-anchor CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose. Because of their on-air chemistry, the show was a ratings success. Despite Rose’s departure from CBS due to sexual misconduct claims against him, the two became friends.
King joined O, The Oprah Magazine as an editor in 1999.
Gayle King CBS
King worked as a special correspondent for Good Morning America before joining CBS News. King signed an agreement with CBS on November 10, 2011 to co-anchor CBS This Morning beginning January 9, 2012. When it was revealed that CBS planned to keep the findings of sexual assault and harassment at the network hidden, she openly demanded complete openness. She was honored for her calm demeanor during an interview with R. Kelly, who rose from his chair and proceeded to scream and beat his chest in response to charges of sexual assault leveled against him.
The Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame inducted King in 2018. She was also named one of Time magazine’s top 100 people to watch in 2019.
King drew social media backlash in 2020, shortly after Kobe Bryant’s death, for a CBS This Morning interview with former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, in which King brought up Bryant’s sexual assault allegations from 2003. Snoop Dogg, a rapper, was one of those who chastised King, but he later apologized. She had a lot of help, especially from her long-time friend Oprah Winfrey. CBS had utilized an out-of-context portion from the interview, according to King. The segment did not reflect the “thoughtful, wide-ranging discussion” King conducted with Leslie, according to the network.
Gayle King Salary
Her annual salary is estimated to $11 million .
Gayle King Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $ 30 Million – $40 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.