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Gayle King Biography
Gayle King is an American television personality and journalist from Chevy Chase, Maryland. She is a co-anchor of the CBS News morning show ‘CBS This Morning’, a position she has held since 2012. She is an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine. She is also famously known for being Oprah Winfrey best friend.
Gayle King Age
King was born on December 28, 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States. She is 68 years old as of 2023.
Gayle King Height
Gayle has a height of 1.78 m.
Gayle King Family | Peggy King
Gayle was born to parents Scott King, an electrical engineer and Peggy King, a homemaker. Due to her father’s work, King spent several years of her childhood in Turkey, where she attended an American school. Gayle’s family later returned to Maryland.
Gayle King Education
In her younger days, Gayle attended an American school in Turkey. She later on attended the University of Maryland and graduated in 1976 with a double degree in psychology and sociology.
Gayle King Ex Husband
Gayle was married to attorney William Bumpus, a former assistant attorney general in Connecticut. The two got married in 1982 and were together till 1993 when they got a divorce due to William Sr.’s affair with another woman.
In 2016, in an interview with Vanity Fair, Gayle was asked to name one living person that she despises the most. “‘Despise’ is a strong word,” she began before firing, “I’m not a huge fan of the woman I caught naked with my now ex-husband on June 24, 1990, at 9:16 p.m. – but I don’t remember the details.”
Gayle King (L) and her friend Oprah Winfrey (R)
Gayle King Children | Daughter | Son
King is a mother of two: a son and a daughter. Her children are all grownup. Gayle’s daughter is Kirby Bumpus and her son is William Bumpus Jr.. They were born 11 months apart from each other and are both Oprah Winfrey‘s godchildren.
Gayle King Boyfriend | Gayle King Dating
King is currently not in a relationship that is known to the public. However, she has revealed that she has tried her luck in love a couple of times ever since her divorce in 1993. Among the questions that she first asks her potential suitor is: ‘Are you married?’. She says she had an experience of going on a date with a man who mentioned his wife while they were talking. When she asked him, he said they were separated although they lived in the same house and she was like, ‘Check, please, I know that story.’”
She goes on to say, “I was married to a cheater . . . I went to marital counseling. I have been divorced since 1993, so I’m all healed and everything. I have worked it out. I’m not bitter. I’m OK. I’m really OK.”
Gayle King Oprah
Gayle and Oprah Winfrey are really close friends to the point of being called BFFs. The two met while they were working at a Baltimore television station, long before they became famous. Gayle worked as a production assistant and Oprah was the station’s news anchor.
It is said that one evening there was a terrible snowstorm in Baltimore. Winfrey suggested that Gayle forgoes the treacherous drive home and instead spend the night at her nearby home. Gayle is quoted as saying that she was reluctant at first, noting that she didn’t have clothes to change into. Oprah also said that she didn’t loan her clothes. They spent the evening talking, laughing, gossiping and forming the foundation of their friendship. Gayle said that they all had similar philosophies on life and even liked and disliked the same people at work.
When Gayle was leaving Baltimore for Kansas City to become a news anchor, Oprah was already making her mark in Chicago. The two kept their friendship going despite the long distance. They have been friends since 1976 and Oprah is the godmother of Gayle’s two children.
Gayle King CBS This Morning
Gayle is a co-host of CBS This Morning, an American morning television program. She is an experienced television journalist, hence interviews top news-makers and delivers original reporting to CBS This Morning and all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Alongside CBS This Morning, Gayle also works as an Editor-at-Large of the award-winning O, the Oprah Magazine.
CBS this Morning is America’s fastest-growing network morning news broadcast and is CBS’s most successful morning news broadcast in more than two decades. Since joining CBS News in 2011, King has conducted revealing and news-making interviews with world leaders, political figures, and celebrities for the broadcast, including Michelle Obama, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Jack and Suzy Welch, Taylor Swift, and Cicely Tyson.
Gayle has tackled a number of high-profile assignments, including reporting from Newtown, Conn. in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. She was honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award as part of CBS News’ division-wide coverage of the Newtown tragedy. King contributed to CBS News’ Election Night coverage in 2014 and co-anchored CBS News’ special coverage of several breaking news stories, including the Paris terrorist attacks, the San Bernardino shootings, and the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
King previously hosted The Gayle King Show, a live, weekday television interview program on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. The program, which attributed a discussion of a broad variety of topics that include politics and cultural developments, was also broadcast on XM Satellite Radio, where it premiered in 2006. She was also part of the CBS News team that received an Alfred I. DuPont Award for the Network’s coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School s
Gayle King Weight Loss
Gayle works out for one hour for five to six days a week. For 30 minutes she does cardio, sometimes on the treadmill, followed by 30 minutes of strength training either with resistance bands or free weights. One day she concentrates on her upper body; the next day on her lower body. On the weekends, when she has more time, she covers both. In addition, she also throws in abdominal exercises at least 3 to 4 days a week.
Gayle King Net Worth
Gayle has an estimated net worth of $20 million. This she has earned as a news anchor, talk show host and as the editor of O, The Oprah Magazine.
Gayle King and Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose is King’s friend and former colleague at CBS This Morning. He was dismissed amid multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. He apologized in a statement to the Post, while adding that not all of the allegations were accurate.
Speaking about the matter, King said, “I don’t feel as if I’ve had to reconcile my feelings.” “I don’t believe in turning your back on a friend, even when a friend has done something you adamantly disagree with and you’re disappointed in. But I also know that you listen to women, and I don’t discount their stories, either.”
Speaking to the Times, she said, in some cases, firing can be a harsh punishment and cautioned against punishing alleged offenders without due process. “I do worry about that, because I think when a woman makes an accusation, the man instantly gets the death penalty,” she said. “There has to be some sort of due process here. All of these inappropriate behaviors are not all the same.”
Similarly, she believes that some men should be given second chances. But, she added, “you can’t come back if you don’t get the lesson and you haven’t acknowledged that you behaved badly.”
Gayle King Cable Hall of Fame
“CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame on Monday October 29, 2018. “I feel like I’m just getting started,” Gayle said. Gayle was honored for her 40 years of excellence in broadcast television at a ceremony in New York City.
“This really is one of those nights when I really wish my mom and dad were here to see me because they wouldn’t believe it,” King said. “I can’t even believe that I’m actually standing here.”
Gayle beganb appearing on television at WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri. Later she moved on to CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut, where she reported for 18 years. She even hosted her own syndicated daytime program. Additionally, Gayle has also worked at WJZ-TV in Baltimore and WTOP-TV in Washington, D.C.
Even with an alarm clock set at 3:22 a.m. on the weekdays, Gayle said she’s always excited to go to work every day.
“I walk past Walter Cronkite’s map every single morning and let me tell you, it is, and still is, a very very big deal to me… The truth is, I can’t wait to go to work,” the Emmy-award winning anchor said.
Oprah Winfrey Gayle’s longtime best friend made a special introduction at the ceremony and said Gayle’s “greatest virtue is being happy for other people’s success. She also stated that throughout her career, Gayle has been her greatest cheerleader and happy for any and everything that has ever come on her way. Oprah said that Gayle is happy for every coworker and happy for every friend.
Gayle joins distinguished past honorees, including Winfrey, Norman Lear, Lucille Ball and Walter Cronkite. Maya Angelou says your legacy isn’t one thing, your legacy is actually every life you touch, so Gayle, we’re here tonight to celebrate you for continuing to build a legacy and the space of nice,” Winfrey said.
Gayle King Aryana Richardson Interview
“CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King was interviewed by Richardson, a Girls Inc. of Lynn Hero, at a Hearts on Fire University event recently held at Encore Boston Harbor.
Aryana, a sophomore at The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, was selected to interview King because of her interest in journalism and her long-standing relationship with Girls Inc. of Lynn.
“We could not be more proud of Ary! It is indeed a joy to see her develop into a strong, smart and bold leader using many of the skills she learned at Girls Inc. of Lynn,” said Deb Ansourlian, executive director of Girls Inc. of Lynn.
“I am so grateful to Girls Inc. of Lynn and Hearts on Fire for this really cool and unique opportunity,” said Richardson. “It made me even more excited to pursue my career in journalism. I will always remember how Gayle advised that when someone tells you ‘NO,’ you have to flip it around and turn your game ON.”
Gayle King Colloquium
Gayle an award-winning television journalist, a co-host of “CBS This Morning” and editor-at-large of O, the Oprah Magazine, will speak at the annual Council for Women of Boston College Colloquium on October 17 2019 at 5 p.m. in Robsham Theater.
Launched in 2015, the CWBC Colloquium hosts exceptional thought leaders to consider contemporary issues through the lens of women’s leadership. The colloquium is made possible by the Council for Women of Boston College and the Institute for the Liberal Arts.