Gayle King is an American Television personality and a former radio show host who is best known as the co-anchor of “CBS This Morning” and an editor at “O, The Oprah Magazine”. Keep reading to know more about Gayle King’s net worth in 2018.
Gayle King Early Life
Gayle King was born on December 28, 1954. Gayle King stayed in Turkey. Her family later went back to the United States. she attended the University of Maryland. She graduated in 1976.
Gayle has been best friends with TV personality and businesswoman, Oprah Winfrey. They have been friends since 1976. Gayle King married Bill Bumpus, an assistant attorney general in Connecticut. The couple tied the knot in 1982. They were married for 13 years. They divorced in 1993. The couple has two children, Kirby and William. Oprah Winfrey is the godmother of Gayle’s children. Oprah is one of the richest women in the world. Gayle King did not remarry.
Gayle King Career, Awards & Achievement
Gayle King moved to Kansas after graduating from school. She got a job as a weekend editor at WDAF-TV. She worked there till 1981 when she hired at the WFBS in Connecticut as a news anchor. She worked at WFBS for eighteen years.
She co-hosted a talk show with Robin Wagner in 1991. The show aired on NBC and was named “Cover to Cover”. The show aired for thirteen weeks. In 1997, she started hosting her own show called “The Gayle King Show”. The show did not perform very well. The ratings were low and the show was canceled after the first season.
In 1999, she was hired as an editor for “O, The Oprah Magazine”. she also worked as a correspondent for “Good Morning America” and the “Oprah Winfrey Show”. She started her own radio show in September 2006. This radio show was called “The Gayle King Show”.
She started hosting the Tv show, “The Gayle King Show” on OWN on January 3, 2011. She eventually secured a position as the co-anchor for the “CBS This Morning” on November 10, 2011. She ended “The Gayle King Show” on November 17, 2011.
Gayle recently went on a trip with the Obama family along with other celebrities including Oprah Winfrey. This did not go down well with her work colleagues. Later, it was revealed that it was an untrue assertion that her colleagues were unhappy about her trip. Her news show covers all White House events.
Awards & Achievements
Gayle King has been recognized by many institutions for her work as a journalist and media personality. She has won three Emmys. She was awarded the Outstanding Radio Talk Show in 2008. She also won the Individual Achievement Award for Host-Entertainment/Information in 2010.
Net Worth of Gayle King
Gayle King has an estimated net worth of $24 million. She accumulated the net worth through her career as a journalist, radio show host, television show host, and news anchor. It is widely known that her best friend, Oprah Winfrey, has a role to play in her huge wealth. Gayle King owns a $7 million penthouse located at the East 57th Street. She received suggestions on the design of her penthouse from Winfrey.
Gayle King has covered many important news events in the line of her work. In an interview, she revealed that she loves her work a lot. The only problem is that she does not get enough sleep but she would not change her job because of that. She revealed that she spends a lot of money on medical bills due to the fact that she does not get enough sleep.
Speaking about her best friend, Oprah, she mentioned that, people know her as Oprah’s best friend. She is okay with that and would not shy away from it. She has never thought that does not have her own identity. Gayle is also friends with Howard Stein even though there has always been friction between Howard and her best friend.