Gayle King Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, CBS News, Net Worth, and Salary

Gayle King is an American three-time Emmy award-winning host, author, and anchor working for CBS News. She joined the network in 2011.

Gayle King Biography

Gayle King is an American three-time Emmy award-winning host, author, and anchor working for CBS News. She joined the network in 2011.

Gayle King Education

After graduating from high school and earning her Diploma in General Education, she had to further her education. She joined the University of Maryland, College Park to pursue her career course. After completing her studies there, she obtained a degree in psychology.

Gayle King Career

King serves as a co-host of “CBS Mornings.” She interviews top newsmakers and delivers original reporting to “CBS Mornings” and all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. King also hosts, “Gayle King in the House,” a live, weekly radio show on SiriusXM. In addition to that, she has conducted revealing and news-making interviews with world leaders, political figures, and celebrities including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, R. Kelly, Billie Eilish, Elon Musk, Chris Rock, Dylan Farrow, Dave Chappelle, Bruce Springsteen, and Michelle Obama and her mother, Marian Robinson, in their first TV interview together, and former President Barack Obama. She also conducted the final interviews with Representative Cicely Tyson and John Lewis before their passing.

She has reported the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. King also -anchored CBS News’ special coverage of several breaking news stories including the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage, the San Bernardino shootings, and the Paris terrorist attacks.

She also co-anchored CBS News coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In addition to that, she moderated CBS News’ 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate in Charleston and co-anchoring CBS News’ election night 2020 coverage and co-anchored from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. prior to the museum’s opening and from Cleveland and Philadelphia for the 2016 Republican and Democratic Conventions.

King has anchored multiple prime-time specials including “The Gayle King Grammy Special” which included a slate of interviews with nominees such as Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Jonas Brothers, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Lil Nas X; “BET News and Facebook Present: COVID-19: Black America’s Fight;” CBS News’ special on racism and police brutality “Justice for All;” “John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero;”  BET’s “Say Her Name: The Untold Story of Breonna Taylor;” the BET primetime exclusive special, “Cicely Tyson: In Her Own Words,” honoring the life and legacy of the iconic actress; “Meghan and Harry Plus One;” “The Queen Carries On A Gayle King Special;” “The Chauvin Verdict,” and “Tulsa 1921: An American Tragedy.”

Gayle King
Gayle King

Previously, she hosted a live, weekday television interview program “The Gayle King Show,” on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. It featured a discussion of a broad variety of topics that included cultural developments and politics. She worked for CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut as a television news anchor for 18 years. During that time, she hosted her own syndicated daytime program. Prior to working for WFSB, she worked at WTOP-TV in Washington, D.C., WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Maryland, and WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.

Gayle King Age

King is 68 years old as of 2022. She was born on December 28, 1954, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States. King celebrates her birthday on the 28t of December every year.

Gayle King Height

King stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.

Gayle King Family

King was born and raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States. She was raised by his mother Peggy King and her father, Scott King. From the age of six to eleven, she lived in Ankara, Turkey, where her father was deployed. In 1966, she eventually returned with her family to the United States where her father worked as an electrical engineer.

Gayle King Husband

King was married to Bill Bumpus who is an attorney and an assistant attorney general in Connecticut. They tied the knot in 1982 and divorced in 1993. Together they share a daughter, Kirby, and a son, William Bumpus Jr. She currently resides in New York City.

Gayle King Net Worth

King has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a host, author, and anchor.

Gayle King Salary

King earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.


King has received numerous awards for her extensive work, including three Emmys. In 2018 she was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and in 2019 she was selected for the TIME 100, Time Magazine’s annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world.

Gayle King CBS News

King works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. John Dickerson
  2. Seth Doane
  3. Tony Dokoupil
  4. Jericka Duncan
  5. Vladimir Duthiers
  6. Carter Evans
  7. Pamela Falk
  8. Major Garrett
  9. Jeff Glor
  10. Catherine Herridge
  11. Caitlin Huey-Burns
  12. Ramy Inocencio
  13. Dana Jacobson
  14. Ian Lee
  15. Lilia Luciano
  16. Michelle Miller
  17. Erin Moriarty
  18. Ed O’Keefe
  19. Meg Oliver
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