Gayle King; CBS, Husband, Children, Salary, Net Worth, Movies, Age

Published Date: 22 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 29 Jan, 2020 By Celebs Podium

It looks like Gayle King, age 65 earning is increasing after new deal with CBS. The award-winning anchor would reportedly earn more than double her current salary to stay in the network.

Gayle King is an American television personality, journalist, and author, currently co-anchors CBS This Morning, the CBS morning show since 2012. She is also an editor-at-large for The Oprah Magazine, a monthly magazine founded by Oprah Winfrey, joining in 1999.

Gayle King Bio; Early Life, Parents, Education

Gayle was born on 28 December 1954 to parents Scott King and Peggy King in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Her father Scott was an electrical engineer and her mother Peggy was a homemaker.

She moved to Turkey along with her parents and attended an American school there. Later, her family returned to Maryland and she graduated from the University of Maryland with a double degree in psychology and sociology in 1976.

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Career, CBS, Salary & Net Worth

Gayle began her career as a production assistant at WJZ-TV in Baltimore. She later worked as a reporter at WTOP-TV and also took the responsibility as a weekend anchor and general-assignment reporter at WDAF-TV.

Moreover, she served as a news anchor for CBS-affiliated WFSB station for 18 years, before working as a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show. Gayle joined CBS in 2011 and has been appearing as a co-host of the morning show, CBS This Morning.

Gayle King is the co-host of CBS This Morning since 2012 (Picture: Tvguide)

The news reporter is the recipient of three Emmys, and also was honored in 2008 with the American Women in Radio & Television Gracie Award for Outstanding Radio Talk Show. The veteran anchor earns the hefty salary of $5.5 million per year from CBS and her salary is sure to rise after a new deal with the network. Well, she has amassed a net worth of $20 Million from her professional stint since 1981.

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Likewise, she has been part of some great commercial movies including the 2019 American romantic drama Queen & Slim. The film on a budget between $17- $20 million made $44.4 million at the box office. Some of her other movies are Queen Sugar (2017), The Boss (2016), and Rock (2012) to name a few.

Divorced With Husband, Children

Gayle got married to William Bumpus in 1982. William was an attorney and an assistant attorney general in Connecticut. The couple shares two children; a daughter named Kirby Bumpus and a son William Bumpus Jr.

However, their marriage lasted only for 11 years and ended through a divorce in 1993. During an interview in 2016, she revealed that she caught her husband cheating and decided to part the ways with him.


Gayle King with her daughter Kirby Bumpus and son William Bumpus Jr. during Global Citizen Festival in 2018 (Picture: Gayle’s Instagram)

Gayle often posts pictures with her son and daughter on social sites. In February 2019, she revealed through her Instagram that her daughter Kirby is engaged to Virgil Miller.

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Some Interesting Facts About Gayle King

  • While working at WJZ-TV, Gayle met her best friend Oprah Winfrey, who was an anchor of the station at that time.
  • During her show in October 2018, she revealed the tattoo of 50 Cent in her right arm.
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