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Gayle King

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Gayle King Biography

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.




Gayle King News

MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA and Celebrity Supporters Issue Call to #RespectYourElders Photo MEALS ON WHEELS AMERICA and Celebrity Supporters Issue Call to #RespectYourElders
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 13, 2022

Meals on Wheels America – the national leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation across the U.S. – has joined forces with many of its celebrity supporters to launch the #RespectYourElders campaign, garnering support for America's aging population and raising awareness for the importance of honoring seniors nationwide.

Andrew Burnap, Lily Tomlin & More Take Part in Meals on Wheels America's #RespectYour Photo Andrew Burnap, Lily Tomlin & More Take Part in Meals on Wheels America's #RespectYourElders Campaign
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Lily Tomlin, Andrew Burnap, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, and more are taking part in Meals on Wheels America’s #RespectYourElders social media campaign.

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles on How Starring in INTO THE WOODS Compares to WAITRESS Photo VIDEO: Sara Bareilles on How Starring in INTO THE WOODS Compares to WAITRESS
by Michael Major - Jul 5, 2022

Sara Bareilles sat down on CBS Mornings to discuss starring in the new Broadway revival of Into the Woods. Watch the video as Bareilles discusses the show's importance and how it's 'timely' in our country's current social climate, a possible third season of Girls5Eva and revealed her favorite song that she has written.

VIDEO: Watch Stars Hit the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway! Photo VIDEO: Watch Stars Hit the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 11, 2022

Last night, the hugely anticipated revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, starring two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo opened triumphantly on Broadway.

Photos: The Stars Arrive at Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN Photo Photos: The Stars Arrive at Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN
by Bruce Glikas - Feb 11, 2022

The Broadway revival of The Music Man opened at the Winter Garden Theatre last night, February 10, starring Tony-winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Check out photos from the red carpet here!

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez & Maluma to Discuss MARRY ME on CBS MORNINGS Photo VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez & Maluma to Discuss MARRY ME on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major - Feb 8, 2022

Jennifer Lopez and Maluma spoke with Gayle King to discuss their new movie, “Marry Me,” in an interview to air tomorrow on 'CBS Mornings.' In a preview of the interview, King surprises Jennifer Lopez with her first in-studio appearance on MTV’s “TRL” back in 1999, originally filmed in the same Times Square studio that “CBS Mornings” now calls home.

VIDEO: Gayle King Celebrates 10 Years at CBS NEWS Photo VIDEO: Gayle King Celebrates 10 Years at CBS NEWS
by Michael Major - Jan 10, 2022

This morning, Gayle King celebrated her 10th anniversary at CBS News. Over the past decade, King has covered stories including the the murder of George Floyd, COVID-19 pandemic, and more. Watch King celebrate with co-hosts Tony Dokoupil and Nate Burleson today on CBS Mornings with a montage of some of her best moments on the show now!

VIDEO: Lorne Michaels Talks Kennedy Center Honors on CBS MORNINGS Photo VIDEO: Lorne Michaels Talks Kennedy Center Honors on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major - Dec 20, 2021

20-time Emmy winner Lorne Michaels has helped jumpstart some of the biggest careers in comedy as creator and Executive Producer of 'Saturday Night Live.” 'CBS Mornings' co-host Gayle King sat down with the Kennedy Center honoree and some current cast members and got a behind-the-scenes look at the iconic show.

VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen & Barack Obama Discuss New Podcast on CBS MORNINGS Photo VIDEO: Bruce Springsteen & Barack Obama Discuss New Podcast on CBS MORNINGS
by Michael Major - Oct 25, 2021

Former President Barack Obama and singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen sat down with CBS News senior culture and senior national correspondent Anthony Mason for their first interview together to discuss their podcast 'Renegades: Born in the USA'. Watch the new interview now!

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Photo Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 20, 2021

Last night at the Booth Theatre, Broadway officially welcomed back Freestyle Love Supreme! We're taking you inside the big night with photos from the red carpet! Check out photos of all of the arrivals here!

Gayle King Videos

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles on How Starring in INTO THE WOODS Compares to WAITRESS VideoVIDEO: Sara Bareilles on How Starring in INTO THE WOODS Compares to WAITRESS
by Michael Major - Jul 5, 2022

Sara Bareilles sat down on CBS Mornings to discuss starring in the new Broadway revival of Into the Woods. Watch the video as Bareilles discusses the show's importance and how it's 'timely' in our country's current social climate, a possible third season of Girls5Eva and revealed her favorite song that she has written.

VIDEO: Watch Stars Hit the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway! VideoVIDEO: Watch Stars Hit the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE MUSIC MAN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 11, 2022

Last night, the hugely anticipated revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, starring two-time Tony Award, Grammy Award, and Emmy Award-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo opened triumphantly on Broadway.

VIDEO: Noel Gallagher Performs Oasis' 'Don't Look Back in Anger' on CBS THIS MORNING VideoVIDEO: Noel Gallagher Performs Oasis' 'Don't Look Back in Anger' on CBS THIS MORNING
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2021

Noel Gallagher is best known as co-founder of 'Oasis,' one of the best-selling rock bands of all time. For this week's Saturday Sessions as part of 'CBS This Morning', Gallagher performs 'Don't Look Back in Anger.'

VIDEO: Barack Obama Talks Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING VideoVIDEO: Barack Obama Talks Donald Trump, Joe Biden, and More on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2020

Former President Barack Obama recently sat down with CBS SUNDAY MORNING co-host Gayle King.

VIDEO: Grand Juror in Breonna Taylor Case Calls Proceedings 'A Betrayal' on CBS THIS  VideoVIDEO: Grand Juror in Breonna Taylor Case Calls Proceedings 'A Betrayal' on CBS THIS MORNING
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2020

In a 'CBS This Morning' exclusive, two grand jurors in the Breonna Taylor case told co-host Gayle King that prosecutors from the Kentucky attorney general’s office never presented grand jurors with the option to consider indicting officers on more serious charges for Taylor's death. 

VIDEO: Drew Barrymore Talks New Day Time Talk Show on CBS THIS MORNING VideoVIDEO: Drew Barrymore Talks New Day Time Talk Show on CBS THIS MORNING
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2020

Actress and producer Drew Barrymore starts a new chapter as the host and executive producer of 'The Drew Barrymore Show.'

VIDEO: Rita Wilson Opens Up About Her and Tom Hanks' Recovery VideoVIDEO: Rita Wilson Opens Up About Her and Tom Hanks' Recovery
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2020

Actress and singer/songwriter Rita Wilson sits down with 'CBS This Morning' co-host Gayle King over video chat for her first interview since her and her husband Tom Hanks' coronavirus diagnosis.

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Says Playing Mister Rogers Was 'Terrifying' on CBS THIS MORNING VideoVIDEO: Tom Hanks Says Playing Mister Rogers Was 'Terrifying' on CBS THIS MORNING
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2019

Tom Hanks is taking on the role of a man beloved by generations, Mister Rogers, in the new movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” out today. The award-winning actor spoke with 'CBS This Morning' co-host Gayle King about the challenges of playing Fred Rogers.

VIDEO: Gayle King Goes Behind The Scenes Of Celine Dion's First U.S. Tour In Over A D VideoVIDEO: Gayle King Goes Behind The Scenes Of Celine Dion's First U.S. Tour In Over A Decade
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2019

For the first time in more than a decade, Celine Dion is touring the U.S. as part of her 10th world tour. The Canadian powerhouse is performing more than 100 shows. 

VIDEO: Spanx Founder Revealed as Buyer of Olivia Newton-John's Black Satin Pants from VideoVIDEO: Spanx Founder Revealed as Buyer of Olivia Newton-John's Black Satin Pants from GREASE
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019

Spanx founder Sara Blakely was revealed on 'CBS This Morning' as the buyer of Olivia Newton-John's famed black satin pants from 'Grease.' The pants, which sold for more than $162,000 at Julien's Auctions in California, will go on display at the Spanx headquarters in Atlanta, Blakely said.