Gayle King, famous as an American Television personality is also a journalist and an author. She is the chief anchor for CBC News and the co host of CBS This Morning, since 2012. She was born on the 28th of December in 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland in the United States.
Her father is Scott King and mother Peggy King. She belongs from an African- American family. She spent her childhood in Ankara, Turkey when her father worked as an electrical engineer. Now she has her own in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Gayle King Early Life
During time in Turkey, she did her schooling in Turkey from an American school. She went to the University of Maryland College Park after her family moved back to the home town. She has done her graduation with a double degree in Sociology and Psychology and started working at a TV station, WTOP-TV while she was in college, which gave her the taste of media for the first time. Right after her graduation, she got a job at WJZ-TV.
Gayle King Net Worth
Gayle King has a net worth of $20 million in a year. Her main source of income is CBS News. She is considered to be the top anchor in the CBS network. The ratings for CBS This Morning had significantly increased since Gayle took over as the lead anchor of the show.
Gayle King Career Details
Before joining CBS News, she used to work as a special correspondent for Good Morning America. She had her own TV show The Gayle King Show, which did not acquire good ratings and got canceled. In 1999 she joined as an editor for The Oprah Magazine. She was awarded an Emmy Award for the best news anchor.
Rumors About Gayle King
There was a rumor that she would replace for Star Jones in 2006 and Elisabeth Hasselbeck in 2013, but the rumors were not true.
Gayle King Husband William Bumpus
In the year 1982, Gayle King married attorney William Bumpus but the couple split in 1993 when she found out that he was cheating on her. She has two kids, a son, Will and a daughter, Kirby.
In an interview, she was vocal about her separation and said,
I was married to a cheater
I went to marital counseling. I have been divorced since 1993, so I’m all healed and everything. I have worked it out. I’m not bitter. I’m OK. I’m really OK.
For which William apologised through his rep to Entertainment Tonight and praised Gayle’s maturity and how she handled the situation with grace.
Gayle King Children
She has two children, a son named William Bumpus Jr. and a daughter named Kirby Bumpus. She calls her kids, favourite son and favourite daughter and chose Oprah Winfrey, who is her Best Friend as her children’s Godmother, she even set up a nanny fund to meet the expenses of having a nanny. Recently, her daughter Kirby Bumpus got engaged to Virgil Miller, calling her to be so-in-law, a “very lucky guy”.
Gayle King Body Measurements
Gayle King stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and has a body weight of 68 Kgs. She has light brown hair and dark brown eyes.