American television personality, Gayle King is an author and broadcast journalist for CBS News. She co-host CBS This Morning, its flagship morning program, a position she has held since its debut in 2012. Most people know Gayle King as Oprah Winfrey’s best friend but she is now a queen of all media. She is also an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine joined in 1999. With all of that well-deserved attention and sheer hard work, Gayle King has a net worth of USD 21 million as of 2020.
Gayle King Net Worth in 2020
|Net worth||USD 21 million (2020)|
|Birth Place||Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S.|
|Spouse||William G. Bumpus (m. 1982; div. 1993)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||In kilograms: 82 kg; In pounds: 159 lbs|
Gayle King House
Gayle King owns a USD 7 million Midtown NYC penthouse located at the East 57th Street, which she gave fans a tour on Nate Berkus’ show in 2011. She received design suggestions of her penthouse from her BFF Oprah Winfrey.
At that time, she said that she decided to paint the ceiling of every room in the 2,350 square-foot space a different colour because that’s what her Winfrey said to do.
What Contributed To Gayle Net Worth?
With an astonishing net worth of USD 21 million, Gayle King has made hefty dollars from her popular talk shows, network news, and print journalism. The journalist has spoken to newsmakers such as Taylor Swift, Michelle Obama, Reba McIntyre, Cicely Tyson, Amy Schumer, Dylan Farrow; Elizabeth Smart, and Elon Musk.
Gayle King started her career as a production assistant at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, where she first time met Oprah Winfrey. She was hired as a news anchor in 1981 for WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut where she became a news anchor and worked for 18 years.
, King worked at several other television stations, prior to joining WFSB including
- WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Mo.,
- WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Md., and
- WTOP-TV in Washington, D.C
Also, All Media Queen worked as a special correspondent for Good Morning America, before joining CBS News. King publicly called for CBS to have full transparency when it was learned CBS planned on keeping the findings of harassment and sexual abuse at the network private. She received recognition during an interview with R. Kelly for remaining stoic, who rose from his chair. And he beat his chest in an interview, began to scream and discussing the sexual abuse allegations made against the singer. Watch the video below:
She was offered her own syndicated talk show in 1997, The Gayle King Show. But, the show got cancelled after one season due to low ratings, so he started to host the show again in September 2006 on XM Satellite Radio.
Gayle King also hosted a new show on OWN (The Oprah Winfrey Network) also called The Gayle King Show that ended on November 17, 2011, as a result of King going to CBS to co-anchor CBS This Morning, alongside PBS talk show host Charlie Rose. The program featured a discussion of a broad variety of topics including politics and cultural developments.
King also contributed to CBS News’ election night coverage in 2018, 2016, and 2014. She played a prominent role in CBS News’ special coverage of several breaking news stories, including the San Bernardino shootings, the Paris terrorist attacks, and the Supreme Court’s landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
She also did the first interview with Starbucks’ executive chairman Howard Schultz in respect to the two black men controversial arrest in a Philadelphia Starbucks.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Gayle’s salary between 2014 and 2019 at CBS was USD 5.5 million. In May 2019 it was revealed that she had entered a new deal that is worth a minimum of USD 11 million per year.
Gayle King was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland in December 1954. Before in the United States, she spent years of her childhood living in Ankara, Turkey. She completed his graduation from the University of Maryland with a degree in psychology.
In1982, King was married to Bill Bumpus, who was an assistant attorney general in Connecticut. Gayle King children: She has a daughter, Kirby, and a son, William Bumpus Jr.
Awards and Achievements:
Gayle King has received three Emmys for her extensive work as a journalist.
In 2010 she was honoured with both the New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Award recipient and the Individual Achievement Award for Host-Entertainment/Information.
She was selected for the TIME 100, in April 2019, Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In 2018, Gayle King was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
King was honoured with the American Women in Radio & Television Gracie Award in 2008 for Outstanding Radio Talk Show.
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