Gayle King CBS, Age, Husband, CNN, Kids, Salary & Opra Winfrey

Gayle King Biography

Gayle King is an American television personality, an author, and a journalist for CBS News, the position she has held since its debut in 2021. She is also an auditor for The Oprah Magazine.

Gayle Kings Age, Birthday, and Nationality

How old is Gayle King? Gayle is  68 years old, born on 28 December 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, the United States. Moreover, she does celebrate her birthday on December 28th every year. The Chevy Chase native also has American nationality by birth.

Gayle King’s  Height, Weight, and Other Body Measurement

Gayle King's photo
Gayle King’s photo

Talking about her height, Gayle has a height of 5 feet 10 inches. However, besides living as a public figure she has managed to keep her other body measurements from the public.

Gayle King has shed a lot of weight, but how?

She Exercises a Lot. Gayle previously admitted to Oprah that she exercises for an hour, five to six days a week, including 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength training with either free weights or resistance bands. She divides her day into upper and lower body exercises. She performs both on the weekends.

Gayle King’s Family: Parents and Siblings

Gayle King was born on 28 Dec 1954 to her parents Mr. Scott King and Peggy King. Her mother was a housewife while her father worked as an Electrical engineer. She belongs to American nationality and mixed (African American) ethnicity. READ MORE: David Highfield KDKA, Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Gary Kline & Wife

Gayle King Husband /Spouse: Married

Who is Gayle’s husband? Lawyer William Bumpus rose to fame as a result of his relationship with Gayle King, with whom he had an extramarital affair. In 1954, he was born and reared in South East London’s Greenwich neighborhood.

King and Bumpus got divorced in 1993, which is 11 years of marriage. The reason for their divorce was that she caught her husband in bed with another woman red-handed.

Gayle King Children: Daughter

Gayle and William welcomed two children into their family during their marriage: son William Bumpus Jr. was born in April 1987, and daughter Kirby was born in May 1986. Both of them are now adults, and Kirby made the previous couple grandparents when she and her husband Virgil Miller welcomed their son Luca in September 2021.

Additionally, she appreciates her children for they have always known how to make her happy and laugh out loud. Furthermore, Gayle has always wished to be a grandmother as much as she is a happy mum already.


Nonetheless, her wishes are becoming real as her daughter Kirby is expecting her first child. She disclosed the news during her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April. King’s grandchild is set to be born in September.

Moreover, Gayle said her daughter did not want her to reveal the news to the public, and hence they had to debate it. She told Kirby she would want to lie to Ellen if she was to be asked about her grandchild and that’s when Kirby gave her permission.

Kirby married Virgil Miller in 2020 December, with whom they are expecting a child. On the other side, Gayle cherishes his son William.


William is a calm man who loves keeping himself engaged with his work together with family and friends. King poured her heart into his son with a tantalizing post on his birthday in April 2021.

Additionally, Gayle enjoys sharing photos of her favorite son William and his puppy called Scott. In a post made in 2019, she shared a snapshot teasing his son about how she feels like the dog and his son look alike.

Gayle King Education Background

King attended the University of Maryland, college park, and completed her graduation in psychology.

Gayle King career

At the university, her career began with a job with WTOP-TV in Washington DC. In 1976. She worked as a production assistant at WJZ-TV in Baltimore.

She later went on to work as a news anchor and general assistant reporter at WDAF-TV in Kansas, Missouri. In 1981, King joined CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Hartford as a television news anchor and worked there for 18 years.

With this heavy-duty, she also worked as a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and co-presenting NBC’S daytime talk show cover to cover (1991). In 2006, Gyle began hosting on the XM satellite radio channel a show by the name Gayle King show.

Later in 2011, Gayle King was hired by CBS to co-host the channels channel’s morning television program called ‘CBS this morning’. Furthermore, this was after she had been dismissed by CBS when there had been a low rating on her ‘Gayle King show’ previously until she picked up.

Nonetheless, as the CBS this morning hoist, Gayle conducted numerous high-profile interviews with significant figures from different fields. Over the years, she has been recognized for her good work a number of times, winning the ‘Emmy award’ three times.

Gayle king salary

King’s estimated salary is $.5.5 million per year.

Gayle King’s net worth

Gayle King’s net worth is $38 million according to reliable sources.