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Gayle King is a co-host of CBS This Morning. An experienced television journalist, King interviews top newsmakers and delivers original reporting to CBS This Morning and all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. She is also editor-at-large of the award-winning O, the Oprah Magazine.

CBS This Morning is CBS' most successful morning news broadcast in more than three decades. Since joining CBS News in 2011, King has conducted revealing and news-making interviews with world leaders, political figures and celebrities.

Recently, King has landed a string of high-profile and competitive interviews. She sat down with R&B singer R. Kelly for an explosive and exclusive interview, and she had a separate interview with Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, the two young women living with him in Chicago. The interviews were made into a CBS primetime special, which was that evening's No. 1 program in the time slot. The week prior to that, King had the exclusive interviews with the director of the Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland, as well as the accusers and members of the Jackson's family. King also had the first and only television interview with embattled Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam following his yearbook scandal. She had the first interviews with the two women who allege Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted them. And, following his announcement that he would run for president, King landed the only national TV interview with former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke.

In May 2018, King co-anchored CBS News coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Additional notable interviews by King include Michelle Obama and her mother, Marian Robinson, in their first TV interview together; former President Barack Obama; former House Speaker Paul Ryan; Tina Turner; Cher; Taylor Swift; Dave Chappelle; Amy Schumer; Elizabeth Smart; Dylan Farrow; Elon Musk, and the first interview with Starbucks' executive chairman Howard Schultz following the controversial arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks.

King has handled a number of high-profile assignments, including leading CBS This Morning's on-the-ground coverage from the Texas border to report on the administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy. She co-anchored live broadcasts from Orlando following the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub, The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. prior to the museum's opening, as well as broadcasts from Cleveland and Philadelphia for the 2016 Republican and Democratic Conventions.

King also contributed to CBS News' election night coverage in 2014, 2016, and 2018. She also reported from Newtown, Conn. in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 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 featured a discussion of a broad variety of topics that included politics and cultural developments, was also broadcast on XM Satellite Radio, where it premiered in 2006.

Before that, King worked for 18 years as a television news anchor for CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn., during which period, she also hosted her own syndicated daytime program. Prior to joining WFSB, King worked at several other television stations, including WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Mo., WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Md., and WTOP-TV in Washington, D.C.

King has received numerous awards for her extensive work as a journalist, including three Emmys. In April 2019, she was selected for the TIME 100, Time Magazine's annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world. She was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2018. In 2017 she was a Variety Power of Women honoree, and in 2010 she was honored with both the Individual Achievement Award for Host-Entertainment/Information and the New York Women in Communications' Matrix Award recipient. She was honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award as part of CBS News' division-wide coverage of the Newtown tragedy. King was honored in 2008 with the American Women in Radio & Television Gracie Award for Outstanding Radio Talk Show.

King spent several years of her childhood in Ankara, Turkey, before returning with her family to the United States. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in psychology.

The mother of a daughter, Kirby, and a son, Will, she currently resides in New York City.

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New KING CHARLES Series Coming to CNN Next Week With Charles Barkley & Gayle King

King Charles, an hourly talk show features the dynamic Gayle King and Charles Barkley engaging each other, their guests and their audience in freewheeling and authentic conversations centered around the week’s most interesting stories, moments and cultural themes. Watch a preview video now!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 07th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is  November 07, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Video: How FUNNY GIRL Gave Barbra Streisand Stage Fright For the Rest of Her Career

Barbra Streisand says that an onstage experience in Funny Girl on Broadway gave her stage fright for the rest of her career. Watch a video clip from her interview with CBS Mornings' Gayle King, in which Streisand reveals that Sydney Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin's son's, on stage behavior in Funny girl drove her to therapy.

Video: Barbra Streisand Talks New Memoir with Gayle King on CBS Sunday Morning

Watch Barbra Streisand discuss her life, love, and new memoir with Gayle King on CBS Sunday morning!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 6th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is November 6, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Video: Barbra Streisand Opens Up About Her Upbringing, New Book & More In New Gayle King Interview on CBS

Barbra Streisand says the loss of her father when she was just 15 months old left a big hole in her life, in a revealing interview for CBS NEWS SUNDAY MORNING. Streisand opens up to CBS MORNINGS co-host Gayle King about her life, love and her long-awaited memoir, My Name Is Barbra. Watch the video clip!

GRAMMY Nominations to Be Announced Through Livestream Next Week

Recording Academy® CEO Harvey Mason jr. will be joined by GRAMMY® winners Arooj Aftab, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jimmy Jam, Jon Bon Jovi, Samara Joy, Muni Long, Cheryl Pawelski, Kim Petras, Judith Sherman, St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy, and “Weird Al” Yankovic, along with “CBS Mornings” Co-Hosts Gayle King, and more to reveal the nominees.

Listen: Broadway Podcast Network Launches THE WEEKLY DOSE OF JOEL Podcast, Hosted by Joel Crump

Get the latest Broadway news, theater history, and exclusive interviews with Broadway stars on 'The Weekly Dose of Joel' podcast. Hosted by Joel Crump, this new podcast from Broadway Podcast Network is a must-listen for theater enthusiasts.

Photos: First Look at U2:UV ACHTUNG BABY LIVE at Sphere

Last night, U2 (Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton with Bram van den Berg) lit up the Sphere stage with a mind-blowing opening night of their highly-anticipated U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere shows, reinventing the live music experience with the launch of the world's most cutting-edge venue. Check out photos here!


The 92nd Street Y, New York will present Audra McDonald: Musings Through Music with Andy Einhorn, with the Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award-winning performer in a career retrospective celebrating the 30th anniversary of her professional debut in New York.

Sebastián Yatra's 'Vagabundo' Reaches RIAA-Platinum Status in U.S.

On CBS Mornings, famed media personality Gayle King presented the multi-talented artist with an RIAA certified Latin Platinum® plaque for his latest smash single, “VAGABUNDO,” which boasts 226 million global streams to date! It’s 2x Platinum® in Spain and holds multiple Gold® certifications across Latin America. 

Photos: Backstage at Closing Night of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Broadway's longest-running show ever, The Phantom of the Opera, took its final Broadway bow on April 16, 2023, after a 35-year run. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from backstage and behind the scenes here!

Photos: The Stars Arrive at Closing Night of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Broadway's longest-running show ever, The Phantom of the Opera, took its final Broadway bow last night, April 16, 2023, after a 35-year run. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos of the stars arriving for the big night here!

Wake Up With BWW 4/11: KIMBERLY AKIMBO Tour, Plus a Message From Denee Benton

Top stories: Kimberly Akimbo will embark on tour next year, Prima Facie begins previews, plus check out an exclusive message from Denee Benton in honor of BroadwayWorld's 20th anniversary!

Video: Josh Groban Reveals Why Starring in SWEENEY TODD Was a 'Big Risk' on CBS MORNINGS

Josh Groban sat down with Gayle King to discuss starring on Broadway in Sweeney Todd. Groban discussed why playing the title role in the musical is a full circle moment and why it was a 'big risk' for him to take on the role. Watch the new interview video now!

Photos: Oprah Winfrey, Billy Porter, Anne Hathaway, and More Visit THE PIANO LESSON

The Piano Lesson on Broadway has seen several notable guests, including Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Billy Porter, Anne Hathaway, and more! BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture photos of the guests backstage with members of the cast. Check out the photos here!

Third Eye Blind Expands '25 Years in the Blind' Tour

Third Eye Blind has announced an expanded run of their 25 Years in the Blind tour in support of their latest albums, Our Bande Apart (2021) and Unplugged (2022).   Tickets are on sale Friday, December 16 at 10am (local time), with a presale through beginning Tuesday, December 13 at 10am (local time).

AIN'T NO MO' To Close On Broadway, December 18

The new Broadway play, Ain't No Mo' will play its final Broadway performance at the Belasco Theatre next Sunday, December 18. 

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