Gayle King Bio, Career, Education, Family, Age, Spouse and Net Worth

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  1. What does Gayle King do for a living?
  2. Who are Gayle King’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Gayle King’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Gayle King married or does she have a boyfriend?
  5. Does Gayle King have any children?
  6. Where is Gayle King now?
  7. How tall is Gayle King?
  8. How much money does Gayle King earn?
  9. What is Gayle King’s net worth?

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Who is Gayle King?

Gayle King is an American author, broadcast journalist, and television personality for CBS News, co-hosting its flagship morning program, CBS this morning, a position Gayle has held from its debut in 2012.
Gayle is also an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine. she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2019.


Gayle began as a production assistant at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, where she met Oprah Winfrey, a presenter for the station at the time. King later trained as a report at WUSA-TV in Washington, DC.
Gayle after working at WJZ moved to Kansas City, Missouri, where Gayle was a weekend presenter and general -assignment broadcaster at WDAF-TV. She was then hired as a news broadcaster for WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut in the year of 1981, where she worked for 18 years. Gayle lived in Glastonbury, Connecticut, part of the time.

Talk Shows

Gayle worked as a special journalist for The Oprah Winfrey Show. Gayle briefly co-hosted an NBC daytime Talk show together with Robin Wagner which knows as Cover to Cover, in the year  1991 which was canceled after 13weeks. in 1997 Gayle was offered her own syndicated talk show, the Gayle King Show, which was canceled after one season because of low ratings. King began to presents The Gayle King Show on XM Satellite Radio in 2006 September.

Gayle began hosting a new show, knows as The Gayle King Show, on its OWN on January 3, 2011, and ended on November 17, 2011, as a result of Gayle going to CBS to co-anchor CBS This morning beside Charlie Rose. The show succeeded in the ratings because of its on-air chemistry. And the two of them became a friend as well even though Rose’s exit from CBS because of the sexual misconduct allegations against him.

A Photo of Gayle King
A Photo of Gayle King

Print journalism

In 1999 Gayle King joined O, The Oprah Magazine as an editor. Gayle worked as a special journalist for Good Morning American before she joining CBS New. She secured a deal with CBS to co-anchor CBS This Morning on 1oth November 2011, Gayle publicly called for CBS to have full clarity when it was learned CBS planned on keeping the finding of sexual abuse and harassment at the network private at the beginning of January 9th, 2012.

Gayle received appreciation for remaining stoic during an interview with R Kelly, who stand up from his chair and began to shout and beat his chest in an interview discussing the sexual abuse allegation made against him. Gayle was inducted into broadcasting and Cable Hall of fame in the year 2018. where she was also chosen as one of Time magazine’s 100 most prominent people of 2019.

Shortly after the death of Kobe Bryant in 2020, Gayle received social media criticism for a CBS This Morning interview with former WNBA player Lisa Lesile, in which Gayle brought up Bryant’s sexual-assault allegation from 2003. Snoop Dogg the rapper was among those who accused Gayle, although Snoop later apologized.

Gayle received support, particularly from long-time friend Oprah Winfrey. Gayle said CBS had used an out-of-context excerpt from the interview. According to the network statement that said that the excerpt was not reflective of the “thoughtful, wide-ranging interview” Gayle King had conducted with lesile.

Gayle King’s Age

King was born December 28, 1954, in Chevy Chase, Maryland

Gayle King’s Family


She is a daughter to Peggy King and Scott King. Moreover, his father was a military officer stationed in Turkey.


King has three siblings however their names are not yet in the Public Domain.

Gayle King’s education

King graduated from the Universist of Maryland, College Park with a degree in psychology.

Gayle king’s Spouse

She got married to a UK native Lawyer William Bumpus in 1982.

Gayle king’s Divorce

After the two bird loves being married for 11 years in 1993 they finally got divorced.

Gayle King’s  Height

The 62-years-old stands at 1.78m tall

Gayle King Net Worth

As of 2021, her net worth was $20million and in addition, she earns a salary of $5.5 million per Annum.

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