Gayle King

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Full Name Gayle King
Age 65 Years Old
Nick Name Gayle King
Gender Female
Famous As Editor
Birth Date December 28, 1954
Birth Place Chevy Chase, Maryland

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Gayle to sign a multimillion-dollar deal to stay at CBS News

Gayle King is poised to sign a new multimillion-dollar contract to stay at CBS News. King, who already has a $5.5 million-a-year deal is much needed on struggling “CBS This Morning,” as news chiefs attempt to boost the show’s plunging ratings. All negotiations over whether her co-host Norah O’Donnell will replace Jeff Glor on “CBS Evening News” are on hold until King’s deal is signed. King recently impressed with her much-lauded interview with R. Kelly. If she stays, King wants to know that CBS News president Susan Zirinsky will make “This Morning” more competitive. 

Gayle King's Birth Facts, Parents, Education, Nationality, Birthday And More

Born on 28th December 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the United States to parents Scott King and Peggy King hold American nationality. Her father was an electrical engineer whereas, her mother was a homemaker. Her ethnicity is a mix (African-American). Her birth sign is Capricorn. And her religion is Christian. At present, her age is 64 but her age will be 65 on her upcoming birthday on December 28 as of 2019. Talking about her education, she graduated from the University of Maryland in 1976 with a double degree in psychology and sociology.

Gayle King's Body Measurements

Gayle is a very beautiful television personality with the perfect height of 5 feet 10 inches. She has a balanced weight of 68 Kg. Moreover, she has a measurement of 38-29-40 inches respectively. In addition, her hair color is light brown and her eye color is dark brown. Similarly, her shoe size is 10 (US) and her dress size is 12 (US).

Gayle's Career Journey 

  • Gayle began her career as a production assistant at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, where she met Oprah Winfrey, an anchor for the station at the time.
  • After that, she became a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at WDAF-TV.
  • During 1981, she was also hired as a news anchor for WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut where she worked for 18 years and became an Emmy Award-winning news anchor.
  • In the year 1991, she briefly 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.
  • She also joined O, The Oprah Magazine as an editor in 1999. She has also worked as a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America.
  • In September 2006, she began to host The Gayle King Show on XM Satellite Radio. 
  • She also began hosting a new show, also called The Gayle King Show, on OWN on January 3, 2011.
  • In December 2018, it was rumored that King was furious with the controversies and the way things were being handled at CBS and that she might be ready to leave the network. 
  • In the year 2018, King was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

Gayle King's Salary and Net Worth ($20 Million)

The net worth of this famous television personality will be surely in millions. Her net worth is around $20 million. There is no information regarding her salary. Her major source of income is from her television personality. 

Gayle King's Personal Life 

Gayle King is a married woman. She was married to William G. Bumpus in 1982, but the marriage didn’t go well so they decided to get divorced in 1993. They have two children namely, Kirby Bumpus and William Bumpus Jr. Gayle, 64, has once again spoken out about the moment she caught ex William Bumpus cheating on her in 1990 but has now revealed it was with a friend. The revelation was made during the latest installment of The OG Chronicles, her video series with best friend Oprah Winfrey, 65. As of today, Gayle is assumed to be single. Her sexual orientation is straight. 

Gayle King's Social Media Platform

Gayle is very active on social media like Twitter and Instagram. She has 991K followers on Twitter. Likewise, she has 476K followers on Instagram. She doesn’t seem to be active on Facebook. She is gaining a lot of people's attention from social media as well.