Gayle King was named co-host of CBS THIS MORNING on Nov. 15, 2011.
King has hosted “The Gayle King Show,” a live, weekday television interview program on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network since Jan. 10, 2011. 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. Between 2004 and 2011, she has appeared more than 20 times as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as on a number of popular television broadcasts, including Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Rachel Ray, The View and Entertainment Tonight.
In addition, King has served as Editor-At-Large of the award-winning O, The Oprah Magazine since 1999, shaping the magazine’s content and message and coordinating the efforts of staff and contributors with the vision of the magazine’s Founder and Editorial Director, Oprah Winfrey.
Before moving into print and radio, King worked for 18 years (1982-2000) as a television news anchor for CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn. During this period, she also hosted her own syndicated daytime program, “Person to Person” (1997-98). Prior to joining WFSB, King worked at several other television stations, including WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Mo. (1978-81), WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Md. (1976), and WTOP-TV in Washington, D.C. (1975).
King has received numerous awards for her extensive work as a journalist. In addition to three Emmys, she was honored in 2008 with the American Women in Radio & Television Gracie Award for Outstanding Radio Talk Show and in 2010 with both the Individual Achievement Award for Host–Entertainment/Information and the New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Award recipient.
A native of Maryland, King spent several years of her childhood in Ankara, Turkey, before returning with her family to the Unites States. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 1976 with a degree in psychology.
The mother of a daughter, Kirby, and a son, Will, she currently resides in New York City.