Gayle King CBS, Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Daughter, Oprah, Salary and Net Worth

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Gayle King Biography

Gayle King is an award-winning American journalist, television personality and author who currently serves as the co-host of CBS This Morning. King is also the Editor at Large at Oprah Daily. She joined CBS News in November 2011. Prior to CBS News, King served as a special correspondent for Good Morning America.

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.

Gayle King Age

King is 67 years old as of the year 2021, she was born on 28 December 1954, in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America. Her birthday is on December 28th of every year. She is an American by nationality and she belongs to the African American ethnicity.

Gayle King Height

King stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m).

Gayle King Body Measurements and Weight

She has light brown hair and a pair of dark brown eyes in color. She weighs 68 kg (150 lbs). Her body measures 38-29-40 inches. She wears a shoe size 10 (US) and dress size 12 (US).

Gayle King Education

After her elementary education, King attended Menlo-Atherton High School. She then joined The University of Maryland, College Park and graduated with a degree in psychology.

Gayle King Family

King was born and raised by her parents Peggy King (mother) and her father Scott King who was an electrical engineer in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America. However, from age six to eleven she lived in Ankara, Turkey, where her father got deployed. Eventually returning with her family to the United States in 1966. Details regarding her parents and siblings are not known to the public. This section will be updated as soon as the information is available.

Gayle King Ex-Husband

King was married to William Bumpus, who is an attorney and an assistant attorney general in Connecticut. The couple married in 1982 in a spectacular wedding attended by a few guests and family members. However, they divorced in 1993 after being together for 10 years. Together the duo shares two adorable children. King and her family reside in Manhattan, New York City, United States.

The two got divorced due to William Sr.’s affair with another woman. However, their union came to an end after King found her attorney husband was cheating. Even after their divorce, the two kept in touch for the sake of their children.

The cheating scarred Gayle for a long time. In a 2016 interview with Vanity Fair, she chose the woman with whom her husband had an affair as her least favorite person. Following it, Gayle King has never gotten into any other relationship for this or some other reason. She has been divorced since 1993, so she is healed and everything. She has worked it out and she is not bitter.

Gayle King Children

King together with her ex-husband are blessed with two children; Kirby Bumpus, (born in May 1986) a health educator and a mentor and William Bumpus Jr., (born in April 1987). William lives in Santa Monica with his dog, Scott. She also has a grandchild baby boy from her daughter who is known as Luca Miller born in September 2021.

Gayle King Daughter

Her daughter, Kirby Bumpus, and her husband, Virgil Miller, welcomed a son in September 2021. Gayle’s favorite grandson and their first child, son Luca Lynn Miller.

Gayle King Salary

King earns an average annual salary of $11 million. However, journalists’ salaries vary mainly according to the level of seniority of the journalist in question. Gayle has been with CBS News since 2011 hence through her proceeds from her work as the co-host of CBS This Morning, has been able to accumulate this great salary.

Gayle King Net Worth

King’s net worth is estimated to be $40 million as of 2022. She has accumulated her fortunes through her primary source of income as a broadcast journalist and in the other businesses she has invested in.

Gayle King CBS News

King is an award-winning American journalist, television personality and author who currently serves as the co-host of CBS This Morning. King is also the Editor at Large at Oprah Daily. She joined CBS News in November 2011. Prior to CBS News, King served as a special correspondent for Good Morning America.

Since she began hosting CBS This Morning in January 2012, Gayle has had some unforgettable interviews with celebrities such as R&B singer R Kelly, Lisa Leslie, and more for CBS This Morning. Gayle’s other notable interview on CBS This Morning is her interview with Melinda Gates after her divorce from Bill Gates. In May 2018, she co-anchored CBS News coverage of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Other iconic interviews by King include; former President Barack Obama and Elon Musk.

King started as a production assistant working for the television station WJZ-TV in Baltimore following which she joined the television station WUSA-TV as its reporter trainee. She was also employed at WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Mo. before joining the CBS affiliate channel, WFSB, in 1981 where she worked for 18 years as a television news anchor.

King became a co-host alongside Robin Wagner for the NBC daytime show, Cover to Cover. She was also a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America. She began her show in 1997. Titled The Gayle King Show, the program, featured a discussion of a broad variety of topics that included politics and cultural developments, the show did not do well according to viewership ratings, thus being canceled before being renewed for a second season.

However, in September 2006, The Gayle King Show was aired on XM Satellite Radio. The Show was then telecasted on the Oprah Winfrey Network from January 2011 to November 2011.

Gayle King Accolades

For her lengthy work as a journalist, King has won numerous honors, including three Emmys. She was chosen for the TIME 100, Time Magazine’s yearly list of the 100 most important people in the world, in April 2019. In 2018, she was inducted to the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

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.

Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey

However, by the time King met her future renowned best friend, Oprah Winfrey, she had a quite different career. According to Oprah Daily, when the two were first introduced in 1976, “they were twenty-somethings in the early days of their careers,” they both worked at the WJZ station in Baltimore, Maryland. Gayle and Winfrey, who “worked in different departments but were both about the same age and single young Black women,” “struck up an immediate bond” despite the fact that Gayle “was a production assistant” and Winfrey “an anchor for the 6 o’clock news.”

When Gayle was leaving Baltimore for Kansas City to become a news anchor, Oprah was already making her mark in Chicago. The two kept their friendship going despite the long distance. They have been friends since 1976 and Oprah is the godmother of Gayle’s two children. In an August 2006 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, both King and Winfrey opened up about their friendship.

Gayle King Body Measurements and Facts

  • Full Names: Gayle King
  • Career / Profession: Journalist
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Age: 67 years old as of the year 2021
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Date of Birth: 28 December 1954
  • Place of Birth: Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • Birthday: December 28th
  • Body Measurements: 38-29-40 inches
  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m)
  • Weight: 68 kg (150 lbs)
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Husband/Spouse: William Bumpus
  • Children: Kirby Bumpus and William Bumpus Jr.
  • Net Worth: Estimated to be $40 million as of 2022
  • Salary: Average annual salary of $11 million

Gayle King House

King resides in Manhattan, New York City,  in a penthouse that costs $1.7 million.

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