Gayle King Biography and Wiki
Gayle King is an American television personality, author, and broadcast journalist. She currently works for CBS News. There, Kayle co-hosts the channel’s flagship morning program called CBS This Morning. She has held this position since its debut in 2012. Also, Gayle serves as an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine. In 2019, she was named as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of the year.
Her career started as a production assistant at WJZ-TV based in Baltimore. While there, Gayle met Oprah Winfrey. Oprah was an anchor for the station at the time. Later, Gayle was trained as a reporter at WUSA-TV based in Washington, D.C. After working at WJZ, she relocated to Kansas City, Missouri.
There, she served as a weekend anchor as well as a general assignment reporter at WDAF-TV. In 1981, Gayle was hired as a news anchor for WFSB based in Hartford, Connecticut. There, she worked for 18 years and Part of that time, Gayle lived in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
Gayle King Age and Birthday
She was born on December 28, 1954, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America. Gayle turns 67 years old in 2021.
Gayle King Height
She is a woman of above-average stature. Gayle stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in ( Approx 1.73m).
Gayle King Parents
She was born to her parents Peggy King and Scott King on December 28, 1954, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States. Between the age of six and eleven, Gayle lived in Ankara, Turkey, before returning to the United States with her family. she holds American nationality but belongs to mixed ethnicity ( African-American)
Gayle King Husband
She married William Bumpus from 1982 to 1993. William is an attorney and an assistant attorney general in Connecticut. Gayler and Bill tied the knot in 1982. When Gayle met her now ex-husband, William Bumpus, he seemed like he had it all.
Gayle King Ex-Husband
Her ex-husband is called William Bumpus. The couple married in 1982 and divorced in 1993. William is an attorney and an assistant attorney general in Connecticut. Gayler and Bill tied the knot in 1982. When Gayle met her now ex-husband, William Bumpus, he seemed like he had it all.
He is a UK native who had a charming accent, and a reported net worth of around $20 million. The couple spent a full decade of happy moments together raising their two children, a son, and a daughter. The couple divorced when Gayle reportedly found William tangled up in bed with another woman.
Gayle has talked openly about the painful split, and what went through as she spent more time in counseling trying to process the pain. In an interview conducted in 2006 by Will Smith, she said, “I went to marital counseling. I have been divorced since 1993, so I’m all healed and everything. I have worked it out.”
Gayle King Children
She and her ex-husband William Bumpus were blessed with a daughter called Kirby Bumpus, and a son called William Bumpus Jr.
Gayle King Education
She graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Gayle King On CBS
She currently serves as a co-host of CBS This Morning. Gayle has interviewed top newsmakers and delivers original reporting to CBS This Morning as well as all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. She as well serves as the editor-at-large of the award-winning O, the Oprah Magazine.
She joining CBS News in 2011. In May 2018, Gayle co-anchored CBS News coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. She also conducted exclusive interviews with Michelle Obama and her mother, Marian Robinson.
Gayle has handled many high-profile assignments, such as leading CBS This Morning’s on-the-ground coverage from the Texas border where the team reported on the administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. She also co-anchored live broadcasts from Orlando after the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub.
Gayle broadcasted from Cleveland and Philadelphia for the 2016 Republican and Democratic Conventions. Additionally, she contributed to CBS News’ election night coverage in 2014, 2016, as well as 2018. Gayle reported from Newtown, Conn in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that occurred in 2012.
She also co-anchored CBS News’ special coverage of many breaking news stories, such as the Paris terrorist attacks, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage, as well as the San Bernardino shootings.
Previously, Gayle hosted a live, weekday television interview program on OWN called The Gayle King Show. The program featured a discussion of a broad variety of topics such as politics and cultural developments. She was also a broadcaster on XM Satellite Radio, where it premiered in 2006.
Prior to that, Gayle worked for 18 years as a television news anchor for CBS affiliate WFSB-TV based in Hartford, Conn., There, she also hosted her own syndicated daytime program.
Before joining WFSB, Gayle worked at other television stations, such as WDAF-TV based in Kansas City, Mo., WJZ-TV based in Baltimore, Md., as well as WTOP-TV based in Washington, D.C.
Gayle’s colleagues at CBS include:
Gayle King Miya Ponsetto
She interviewed Miya Ponsetto in 2021. A 22-year-old woman falsely accused a Black teenager of stealing her phone at a New York City hotel. She was nicknamed “SoHo Karen” Ponsetto was arrested in California on January 8, 2021, the same day that the first segment of her interview on CBS This Morning was aired. However, The complete interview dropped on January 11.
Gayle King Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American philanthropist, author, actress, television producer, and talk show host. She was born on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, MS. Gayle has been a very close friend to Oprah Winfrey. The two have been friends since 1976.
In a 2010 interview with Barbara Walters, Winfrey said of Gayle, “she is the mother I never had, she is the sister everybody would want, she is the friend everybody deserves, I don’t know a better person”.
Gayle King And R Kelly
In March 2019, while R. Kelly denied sexual abuse claims in a charged interview for “CBS This Morning,” many on social media had their eye on Gayle as the interviewer. She became a trending topic on Twitter in the U.S. after the explosive interview.
At one point during the interview, Kelly stood up and screamed, “Y’all trying to kill me,” as he pounded his chest. All this time, Gayle remained calm and nerve comforted him. Later in the interview, she told him, “Robert, we have to have a conversation.
I don’t want you just ranting at the camera.” Gayle was applauded by her co-host Norah O’Donnell for maintaining her composure who wondered how she did it. “It wouldn’t have done any good if we both got hysterical,” Gayle reasoned.
Gayle King Salary
Her primary source of income is her job as a co-host of CBS This Morning. Gayle has an average salary of $89,247 per year.
Gayle King Net Worth
She is a very successful journalist who has accumulated a lot of wealth from her career. Gayle has an estimated net worth of $2,686,356.