Gayle King
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United States


Journalist / TV Host

This CBS News stalwart co-anchors the network’s morning program, which moved into a Times Square studio in November 2021 with new co-host amd former NFL player Nate Burleson. Rechristened “CBS Mornings,” the show will still lean heavily into the hard-hitting journalism that is King’s trademark. But her interviews with newsmakers from the worlds of culture and politics have stood at its center since “CBS Mornings” was reworked in 2019, as King has conversed with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to convicted sex criminal R. Kelly, often playing a significant role in CBS News’ national coverage throughout. King was a longtime senior editor at O: The Oprah Magazine and has maintained a professional and friendly relationship with Oprah Winfrey.




  • University of Maryland–College Park (MD, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Power of Women
  • Women's Impact
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Gayle King: Colin Kaepernick ‘Has Always Been on the Right Side of History’

Ava DuVernay has one message for viewers who tune into “Colin in Black & White,” the new Netflix series she co-created with Colin Kaepernick.“I hope people don’t leave thinking that it’s just a show about Colin,” DuVernay told Variety at the show's premiere on Thursday at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. “I hope they see this as a show that can help them interrogate their own lives.”Ahead of the screening of the first three episodes, Kaepernick received a standing...


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