Gayle King
Gayle King

Gayle King is an American TV personality, author, and journalist. She is the chief anchor for CBS News also a co-host of CBS This Morning. She has held that position since the morning program made its debut in 2012.  On top of that, King is an editor for O, The Oprah Magazine.

Quick Biography

Gayle King was born to Scott King and Peggy King. Her mother was a homemaker, and her father was an electrical engineer. Gayle spent most of her childhood in Turkey, where her father was working. Her family later returned and settled in Maryland. King has been good friends with Oprah Winfrey since 1976. She has a double degree in sociology and psychology.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Gayle King
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: 28 December 1954
Birth Place: Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S.
Nationality: American
Religion: N/A
Parents: Scott King and Peggy King
Spouse: William Bumpus (m. 1982–1993)
Children: Kirby Bumpus, William Bumpus Jr.
Height: 1.78 m
Weight: 58 kg
Profession: Magazine Editor Broadcasting journalist
Net Worth in 2022: $40 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Gayle King was born on 28 December 1954. That means the famous television personality is 67 years old. King has a weight of 58 kg and a height of 1.78 m.

Education, School/College University

Gayle King started her education in Turkey, where her family used to live following her father’s job. She attended American schools in turkey and went to finish her high school education in America after the family moved back.

For her higher education, King enrolled at the University of Maryland, where she graduated in 1976 with a double degree in psychology and sociology. She was an excellent and ambitious student focused on her work.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

Gayle’s parents are Scott and Peggy King. She was born and brought up in a middle family where she was the oldest child. She has three younger sisters. King is from the black ethnicity, and politically, she is a democrat. Her religious views are not known.

Married, Affair, Dating, Relationship, Boyfriend, Husband, Children

King is not married right now. She was married to William Bumpus, who was an attorney. The couple got married in 1982, but they divorced in 1993. Before they went on separate ways, the couple had been blessed with two children; William Bumpus Jr and Kirby Bumpus.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Divorced
When did she get married? (married date): 1982
Does she have any relationship affair? No
Is Gayle King Lesbian? No
Husband/Spouse? (name): William Bumpus (m. 1982–1993)
Kids: Kirby Bumpus, William Bumpus Jr.

Professional Life and Career

After graduating from the university, Gayle moved to Kansas, where she got a job at WDAF-TV as a weekend editor. She held that position in that station until1981. She was then hired as a news anchor for WFBS in Connecticut. She worked there for 18 years.

She was the co-host of the show called Cover to Cover together with Robin Wagner. The show aired on NCB for thirteen weeks. Gayle thought of hosting her own show in 1997. The show was called The Gayle King Show. The show received very low ratings, and it was canceled after only one season.

She landed a job as an editor for O, The Oprah Magazine, in 1999. She was also working as a correspondent for Good Morning America as well as the Oprah Winfrey Show. King started her own radio show in September 2006. The show was called The Gayle King Show, and it was being aired on XM Satellite Radio. In January 2011, King started hosting another show on the OWN channel. The show was also called The Gayle King Show. It was during that time that she landed an opportunity to work for CBS as a co-anchor of CBS This Morning. She has been the co-anchor for the show up to date.

Awards & Nominations

Since becoming a media personality, Gayle has been recognized by various institutions for her outstanding career. In 2010, she won the Individual Achievement Award for Host-Entertainment/Information. She was also awarded for the Outstanding Radio Talk Show in 2008.

In addition, King is a three times Emmy Award winner. In 2018, she was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. Her latest recognition was in 2019 when she was listed among the 100 most influential people of 2019 by the Time Magazine.

Gayle King Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Gayle King Net Worth
Gayle King Net Worth

The fact that most people refer to Gayle King as Oprah’s friend does not mean she has not made a name for herself. Her net worth estimated to be $40 million as of August 2022. Her wealth comes from hosting both television and radio show. She also makes a lot of money as an editor.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Throughout her career, Gayle has not been involved in any serious controversies. There was a time she was said to be unhappy with the way some issues were being handled at CBS. She claimed some issues like sexual harassment were not being handled with transparency.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Her Facebook page has around 1m fan likes, and her Twitter account has around 1m followers. On Instagram account, she has around 700k followers.

Gayle King has been termed as one of the most influential people in the world today. She has proved to everyone that hard work surely pays. King once revealed in an interview that she never gets enough sleep, and she uses a lot of money for medication, but she has never given up. Her best friend is Oprah, and she is said to have influenced King a lot in her career.


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