Gayle King Biography and Wiki
Gayle King (b. Dec 28, 1954 )is an American television personality, author, and broadcast journalist for CBS News. She currently serves as a co-host for CBS This Morning, a position she has held since its launch in 2012. King is also an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine. King’s career began as a production assistant at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, where she met Oprah Winfrey, an anchor for the station at the time.
Gayle King’s Age and Birthday
King was born on December 28, 1954, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States. She is 67 years old as of 2023. From age six to eleven Gayle lived in Ankara, Turkey.
Gayle King Education
Regarding her education, Gayle attended the University of Maryland, a public land-grant research university in College Park, Maryland, where she graduated with a degree in psychology
Gayle King Height
King is of average stature, She stands at 5 feet 10 inches with average weight for her height. More details concerning her exact measurements will be updated soon.
Gayle King Family
The broadcast journalist for CBS News was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the daughter of Scott King and Peggy King her father and mother respectively.
In the early ’60s, Gayle’s family relocated to Ankara the capital of Turkey. They remained there for nearly 5 years before returning back to the States. The reason for this was that her military father was stationed there.
Gayle King Husband
Discussing her love life, Gayle King was married to Bill Bumpus, an attorney and an assistant attorney general in Connecticut. Gayle and William tied life knot in 1982 but ended up divorcing in 1993 eleven years later.
Daughter and Son
King has a daughter, Kirby, and a son, William Bumpus Jr.
The “CBS This Morning” host revealed that her daughter Kirby Bumpus married her fiancé Virgil Miller at longtime friend Oprah Winfrey’s house in December 2020. According to King, only half a dozen people attended the “super small service,” which adhered to “strict covid rules.” Guests included King, Winfrey, and Winfrey’s partner Stedman Graham.
Gayle King Career
King’s career began as a production assistant at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, where she met Oprah Winfrey, an anchor for the station at the time. King later trained as a reporter at WUSA-TV in Washington, D.C.
After serving at WJZ, she relocated to Kansas City, Missouri, where she was a weekend anchor and general-assignment reporter at WDAF-TV, a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to Kansas City, Missouri, United States, and serving the Kansas City metropolitan area.
In 1981, she was hired as a news anchor for WFSB a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Hartford, Connecticut, United States, and serving the Hartford–New Haven television market, where she worked for 18 years. For part of that time, she lived in Glastonbury, Connecticut.
King was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019.
Gayle King Salary
Gayle’s initial contract at CBS saw her rake in as much as $5.5 million annually. She then renegotiated her contract with the station which saw her salary raised to $ 11 million annually.
Gayle King’s Net Worth
Gayle King, author, American television personality, and journalist has a net worth of $40 million as of 2021. This amount is from her extensive career as a journalist.