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Gayle King is an American journalist, working for CBS News. Gayle King is co-host of morning program “CBS This Morning” alongside Norah O’Donnell, and John Dickerson. Moreover, she also serves as editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.

Quick Info:

  • Birthday: 28 December 1954 (Age 63)
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Journalist

Gayle King Husband – Family and Children

In 1982, Gayle King married husband William G. Bumpus who is a lawyer and an assistant attorney general. Gayle is blessed with two grown-up children; son William Bumpus Jr. and daughter Kirby Bumpus.

Though her marital life didn’t go as her expectation hence got divorced after eleven years. Then after, King is never heard dating anyone or having a boyfriend. Seems she is enjoying her single life and doesn’t have any plan for hitching in a relationship this soon.

King was born on 28 December 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States. She is the eldest daughter of Scott King and Peggy King.

Her father was an electrical engineer hence she studied in American high school in Turkey as her father was stationed there. Later, her family came back to Maryland.

Quick Info:

  • Parents: Peggy King and Scott King
  • Husband: William G. Bumpus (1982-1993)
  • Children: William Bumpus Jr. and Kirby Bumpus
  • Marital Status: Divorced

Growing up in a middle-class family, she attended the University of Maryland and graduated with a dual degree in psychology and sociology in 1976.

After completing her studies, she shifted to Kansa City, Missouri to pursue her career in journalism.

Gayle King Age and Height


Gayle King height is 5 Feet 10 Inches (1.77m) whereas she weighs 68 kilos. She has a body measurement of 38-29-40 inches with a perfect hourglass figure.

Gayle is suspected to have some supernatural powers to stop aging. She is already 63 yet she looks astonishingly young and fresh.

Additionally, her well-toned body and diva attitude makes her more juvenile.

She has wonderfully maintained a body overgoing through sweaty workouts and a balanced diet.

Quick Info:

  • Height: 5 Feet 10 Inches (1.77m)
  • Body Measurements: 38-29-40 Inches
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: 68 KG (150 lbs.)

The foxy CBS anchor has ample natural breast that requires the bra size of 36B. She has a seductive well-toned body and wears the dress size of 12.

This dark brown eyed brunette makes numerous men stick on the screen flaunting her long sexy legs in short bodycon dresses.

King is the best friend of Oprah Winfrey for 42 years and doing best friends stuffs with Oprah is her favorite time pass.

She is a fashion fanatic hence loves to shop for trendy dresses and accessories. Her favorite color is black as well as flying to explore new places comes under her hobby.

Gayle King Movies and TV shows

Gayle King is serving in CBS News since 2011 and has hosted her own show on OWN.

Earlier, she has spent 18 years of her life on WFSB-TV as an anchor of the syndicated program in Hartford, Connecticut.

Right after her graduation, King joined Fox-affiliated WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri as a reporter and host.

Later, she was offered a position of news anchor at CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in 1981 for which she left WDAF. She served for WFSB for 18 years.

Career Timeline:

  • (1981-1999): Joined WFSB-TV as a newsreader
  • 1991: Started hosting Cover to Cover on NBC
  • 1997: Started hosting The Gayle King Show
  • 1999: Began editing for O, The Oprah Magazine
  • 2011- Joined CBS News

Shortly, she also co-anchored NBC’s “Cover to Cover” along with Robin Wagner in 1991, three months later the show was terminated. She came with own syndicated show “The Gayle King Show” in 1997 which off-aired after one season following low ratings.

In 1999, King began working as an editor for O, The Oprah Magazine. She also contributed as a special correspondent on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as well as “Good Morning America”.

There were also rumors that King would be replacing Star Jones in 2006 as well as Rosie O’Donnell in 2007 on ABC show “The View” though none of those came to be real. Prior, King has anchored weekday talk show “The Gayle King Show” on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network that also aired on XM Satellite Radio. The final on-airing of the show was on 17 November 2011 as she already joined CBS News.

In November 2011, King signed with CBS as a co-anchor of “CBS This Morning” applied from 9 January 2012. She has covered many important issues for including reporting aftermath of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting from Newtown, Connecticut.

King received an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award as a member of the CBS’s news coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary SchooShootot. Besides three Emmy Awards, she was credited with the American Women in Radio & Television2008 and Gracie Award in 2010.

Gayle King Net Worth and Salary

Gayle King is an American magazine editor and journalist who has a net worth of $20 million. King has the handsome salary of $5.5 million per year from the CBS network. She has accumulated a colossal worth and working as an anchor, editor and talk show host.

She is also listed as one of the people whom Oprah Winfrey has made rich.

With her tenure as editor of The Oprah Winfrey Magazine to CBS This Morning, she has risen into immense fame and generated massive fortune.

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  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: $20 Million