Quick facts
Birth date 28 Dec, 1954
Age 65 yrs
Occupations Radio personality
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Chevy Chase
Residence New York City
Education University of Maryland
Gender Female
Description American broadcaster

Gayle King, an actor, a news reporter and an anchor by profession, came to life on December 28th 1954 and is 61 years of age currently. She is a Native American and was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States. She stayed in Turkey also for some time when she was a kid because of her father working there. She was born to her parents, her father being an engineer in electronics and electrical by profession and her mother being a homemaker by profession. She was very close to her family in the initial young days of her life. She is characterized for her beautiful looks and her abnormal feet size. She is 5' 10" (1.78 m) tall in height and has got a foot size of 10 which is pretty unusual for the girls.

She is known to be one of the closest friends of Oprah Winfrey and has appeared at many public appearances along with Oprah. Gayle also had a relationship in the past. She was married to her husband Bill Bumpus who was an attorney by profession. The couple married in 1982 and stayed back together for 11 years till 1993 when they both filed for a divorce and separated because of their internal differences. They both have 2 children together. Gayle did her high school from America and later on did her graduation from University of Maryland from where she graduated in 1976 with a double graduation. She was known to be a intelligent student while she was studying.

According to her biography, Gayle started her professional career immediately after her studies and graduation. After her graduation she joined WDAF-TV wherein she started to work as a reporter and started covering many stories there. There she gained some popularity because of her reporting and because of that there she got a job offer from WFSB channel as a reporter which she accepted readily and worked there for major part of her life. She worked there for close to 18 years and rose to much fame there covering many important stories there. She later on joined NBC TV as an anchor and hosted many TV shows like ‘Cover to Cover’ and ‘The Gayle King Show’. However her stint there was not very successful and the shows she did were not a success on TV. She has also been an editor to a magazine ‘O, The Oprah Magazine’ and written and edited many articles there. Gayle has also appeared as a host of many programs on radio as well and gained much popularity there. She is currently associated with the CBS channel and is doing their show ‘CBS This Morning’ where she is appearing as a co-anchor.

Gayle has earned much wealth working in various TV shows both as an anchor and a reporter. Her net worth is estimated to be around $ 20 million and is projected to increase in the future as well considering her present association with CBS channel. She is considered to be one of the richest reporters and TV show hosts alive.

Last Modified: Feb 25, 2020

Login or Register to comment