Gayle King Biography

Updated On Jul 17, 2019 Published On Mar 26, 2017
Facts of Gayle King
Date of Birth: 1954 , December-28
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Gayle King
Birth Name Gayle King
Father Scott King
Mother Peggy King
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chevy Chase, Maryland
Ethnicity Black
Profession Magazine editor
Working For Television
Net Worth $ 20 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color Dark
Weight in KG 68 kg
Famous for Morning news anchor
Married Yes
Married to William Bumpus (m. 1982–1993)
Children 2
Divorce Yes
Education N/A
TV Show Good Morning America
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Firstly, King started her career from WDAF-TV channel as a reporter and an anchor. After working for several years, she was the co-host on NBC daytime talk show, Cover to Cover, later she hosted her own talk show The Gayle King Show but couldn’t run well.  

Later, Gayle joined The Oprah Magazine as an editor and worked as a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America. She began her live television program on Oprah Winfrey Network, The Gayle King Show broadcast on XM Satellite Radio. She earned wide recognition and came in limelight after her diligent effort and devotion towards her work.

Moreover, King also hosted a program Person to Person, interviewed remarkable personalities from business, political and social sectors. She is currently associated with the CBS channel and running CBS This Morning as co-anchor.

Moving towards her personal life, Gayle married to William Bumpus, an attorney general. They gave birth to a daughter Kirby and son Jr. William Bumpus but they divorced after eleven years of married. Recently, William apologized Gayle for cheating her for several years.

King earns the tremendous amount of money from her professional career. The big chunk of her Net worth has been estimated as $ 20 Million by which she is enjoying her Luxury life with her children.              

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Born in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

December 28 , 1954

Gayle King was born on 28th December 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. His father name is Scott King who as an electrical engineer and mother as Peggy King who was a housewife. Regarding her Ethnicity, she is black and holds American Nationality. 

Graduated from University of Maryland.


Gayle King attended an American School while she was at turkey. She went to the University of Maryland in 1976 and pursued her double degree in psychology and sociology. She started her career after graduating from university.

Hired as News Anchor.


Gayle King was hired as a new anchor for WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut in 1981. She worked for 18 years in WFSB and moved towards other Network. She used to live at Glastonbury, CT while working there. 

Married to William Bumpus.


Gayle King married to William Bumpus in 1982 after having affair for several years. They have given birth to one son and one daughter named as Jr. William BumpusKirby Bumbus. They got divorced after 11 years in 1993.

Joined The Oprah Magazine.


Gayle King joined The Oprah Magazine as an editor in 1999. She had worked as a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America. She earned wide recognization and appreciation by her diligent performance. 

Host The Gayle King Show.

January 3 , 2011

Gayle King host a new show called The Gayle King Show on January 3, 2011. Later she secured a deal with CBS to Co-anchor CBS This Morning which began on January 9, 2012. She earned wide appreciation from her fans. 

Current Net worth.


Gayle King earns the tremendous amount of money from her career. The big chunk of her Net worth has been estimated as $ 2 Million by which she is able to maintain her luxury life and living happily with her children.