Gayle King From CBS: Career Details - From Massive Salary, Net Worth, House And Contract
- Date of Birth Dec 28, 1954
- Age 66 Years, 3 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Chevy Chase, Maryland
- Profession TV Personality
- Career 1981–present
- Relationship Status Single
- Husband/Spouse William Bumpus (m. 1982–div.1993)
- Divorce/Split Once
- Gay No
- Salary $11 Million
- Net Worth $30 Million
- Ethnicity/Race Afro-American
- Father Scott King
- Mother Peggy King
- Sister/s Three
- College University of Maryland
- Height/ How Tall? 5 Feet 10 Inches (1.78 m)
- Weight 68 kg (150 lbs)
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Black
- Eye Color Black
- Lesbian No
- Son/s William Bumpus Jr.
- Daughter/s Kirby Bumpus
With over three decades of experience in the journalism industry, American television personality, Gayle King possesses an ever blooming career that has rewarded her with prosperity every way around.
The Maryland native currently co-anchors the morning show on CBS News, CBS This Morning.
Gayle King On CBS: Gayle King gives her opinion on The Leslie Moonves controversy on her show 'CBS This Morning' (Video: Published on Sep 11, 2018) .
She also holds the position of an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine, founded by the prominent American host, Oprah Winfrey.
Gayle King's Professional Life Took Her To WDAF-TV, CBS, NBC
Gayle initialized her journalism career working as a reporter and weekend anchor at WDAF-TV. She also worked at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Md., and WTOP-TV in Washington, D.C.
Later in 1981, she was hired as a television news anchor for WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut which is a CBS affiliate. She contributed 18 years of her life there while also hosting her syndicated daytime program.
Gayle also co-hosted NBC's daytime talk show called Cover to Cover, with Robin Wagner in 1991 but unfortunately, the show got canceled after 13 weeks. Later in 1997, she was offered her talk show, The Gayle King Show, which aired only for a season.
Gayle King: Gayle (right) discusses reflection on "Watching Oprah" exhibit with co-host Norah O'Donnell in June 2018. (Photo: Youtube.com)
Eventually, King then went on to join 'O, The Oprah Magazine' which is her best friend Oprah Winfrey's Magazine, as an editor-at-large in 1999. She has also worked as a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America.
Meanwhile, in Septemeber of 2006, she revived The Gayle King Show and began to host it on XM Satellite Radio. Later in 2011, she hosted the show on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network).
Gayle King Short Bio (Age) & Her Married Life
The veteran television host was born on 28 December 1954 as a daughter of father, Scott King and mother Peggy King. She grew up under the wings of her parents in Turkey where she joined American school and later returned to Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland where she earned a double degree in sociology and psychology in 1976.
Despite her successful career, Gayle has not enjoyed prosperity in her marital life. She was married to an American attorney, William Bumpus in the year 1982. Their relationship lasted for 11 years as they got divorced in 1993.
Gayle and William shares two children, a son named William Bumpus Jr. and a daughter named Kirby Bumpus.
Gayle King With Her Daughter: Gayle King sharing a photo with her daughter Kirby and wishing her a warm happy birthday (Photo: Pinterest)
Gayle seems to have a great bond and attachment with both her children Kirby and William as she repeatedly keep posting cute pictures of both on her personal Instagram account like the one above where she wishes her daughter a warm happy birthday.
In July 2016, in an interview with Vanity Fair the veteran CBS host opened up about her failed marriage upon recalling the infamous incident dated almost three decades ago where she caught her husband cheating on her. She slammed her husband saying:
"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.
In response to this, William apologized to Gayle via a statement to Page Six saying:
"I have been haunted with this life-altering choice...Though I have dealt with this privately … I publicly apologize for the major transgression that dramatically changed all of our lives."
William even put on words of praise for his ex-wife stating that she has his utmost respect even labeling Gayle as a great wife, an excellent mother and a fantastic co-parent. Hopefully, these words will soothe the tension between the two in the future.
Gayle King's Massive Contract: Hefty Salary & Net Worth
Gayle signed a deal with CBS to co-anchor CBS This Morning and begun working in January of 2012. After four years of working she signed a new long-term deal to stint on the show for three years earning $5.5 million a year.
She is one of the highest paid anchors on the CBC news network. Moreover, she has also earned the remarkable amount of income for her long tenure work as an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.
For her longtime contribution in the field of journalism, she has amassed a massive net worth of $20 million.
Gayle resides in an apartment, Penthouse in Manhatten, which she bought for $7 million. The house is spread in the extensive area of the 2,530-square-foot.