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¨CCollege 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¡¯

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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