Gayle King’s Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Relationships & More

Emmy-nominated CBS News host Gayle King has shown off her journalistic skills through the decades of her career in broadcasting and print journalism. She is admired for her professionalism, and her talents have been recognized with a place in the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2019.

As Gayle King boasts a commendable resume that every aspiring journalist dreams of, here is everything you must know about her career, height, diet, workout routine, net worth, favorite things, and other personal information.

Gayle King’s Career

Born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Gayle King spent a part of her childhood in Turkey’s capital, Ankara. She attended the University of Maryland, where she majored in psychology.

King started as a production assistant working for the television station WJZ-TV following which she joined the television station WUSA-TV as its reporter trainee. She was also employed at WDAF-TV before joining the CBS affiliate channel, WFSB, in 1981.

Gayle King became a co-host alongside Robin Wagner for the NBC daytime show, Cover to Cover. She was also the special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America.

Gayle got her show in 1997. Titled The Gayle King Show, the show did not do well according to viewership rating, thus being canceled before being renewed for a second season.

Later, in September 2006, The Gayle King Show was broadcasted on XM Satellite Radio. The Gayle King Show was then telecasted on the Oprah Winfrey Network from January 2011 to November 2011.

King moved to CBS News, where she began co-hosting its CBS This Morning Show with Charlie Rose. Since she began hosting CBS This Morning in January 2012, Gayle King has had some unforgettable interviews with celebrities such as R Kelly, Lisa Leslie, and more for CBS This Morning.

Gayle King’s other iconic interview on CBS This Morning is her interview with Melinda Gates following her divorce from Bill Gates.

Besides her journalism career, Gayle King has also made appearances in movies and television series. Her first on-screen acting role was in the 1985 film The Color Purple. She also had cameos in 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Being Mary Jane, Billions, and others.

In 2022, Gayle King will continue to co-host CBS This Morning Show on the weekdays. She is also an O, The Oprah Magazine editor. She took the role in Oprah Magazine in 1999.

Gayle King’s Height and Weight

Gayle King boasts a healthy and fit figure that is obvious in her tightly-fitted dresses. She stands tall with an impressive height of 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm (1.78 m) and weighs 75 kg or 165 pounds. 

Like most people, Gayle King also gained a few pounds during the pandemic. However, the television personality went on a five-day soup diet and lost seven pounds in the process.

Gayle King at The Hundred-Foot Journey premiere
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Gayle King’s Dating History

While Gayle King has a prosperous career, that does not seem to be the case with her love life. In the past, she and Bill Bumpus were married to each other from 1982 to 1993. The pair share two children from the marriage.

However, their union came to an end after Gayle King found her attorney husband was cheating. Even after their divorce, the two kept in touch for the sake of their children.

The cheating scarred Gayle for a long time. In a 2016 interview with Vanity Fair, she chose the woman with whom her husband had an affair as her least favorite person.

Following it, Gayle King has never gotten into any other relationship for this or some other reason.

Actress Gayle King
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  • Full Born Name: Gayle King
  • Nickname: Gayle
  • Occupation: Television host, Actress
  • Religion: Unknown
  • Date of Birth: 28 December 1954
  • Birthplace: Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Father Name: Scott King
  • Mother Name: Peggy King
  • Siblings’ Names: Unknown
  • Spouse: William Bumpus (m. 1982–1993)
  • Children: Kirby Bumpus and William Bumpus Jr.

Gayle King’s Body Measurements

Gayle King has an admirable figure, and her curves are to die for. Her body measurements are 38-29-40 in or 97-74-102 cm. 

Gayle King stays in shape by working out at least five times every week. Each of her workout sessions lasts for an hour and consists of cardio in the first half and strength training in the second half.

Gayle King attends the Top Five premiere
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Gayle King’s Ample Bosom

Gayle King has an impressive curvaceous figure that looks more prominent because of her ample bosom. Her breast size is 38 inches, and her bra size is 36B with a cup size of B.

Gayle King exuded confidence and sexiness when she shared a photo of herself in a bathing suit. She looked naturally gorgeous in the unedited photos.

Height5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm (1.78 m)
Weight75 kg or 165 pounds
Breast Size38 inches
Bra Size36B
Cup SizeB
Body Measurements38-29-40 in or 97-74-102 cm
Chest Size38 inches or 97 cm
Waist Size29 inches or 74 cm
Hips Size40 inches or 102 cm
Shoe Size10 (US) or 42 (EU) or 7.5 (UK)
Dress Size12 (US) or 44 (EU) or 16 (UK)
Eyes ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Natural breasts or implantsNatural

Did Gayle King Have Any Plastic Surgeries?

Gayle King looks youthful even in her late 60s. Neither her face nor her body shows any signs of aging. This has had people questioning whether the CBS news host had undergone plastic surgery to look younger than her age.

Gayle King has revealed in a Never Have I Ever game segment that she has never thought of receiving any cosmetic procedures. This confirms that she has had no plastic surgery done to her.

Gayle King’s Net Worth

Gayle King arriving to Grammy Awards
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Gayle King is a well-accomplished journalist who has been extending her career for more than three decades. Throughout her career, she has been a television show host, a special correspondent, and an editor. With her annual salary being at least $11 million, Gayle King’s estimated net worth in 2022 is $40 million.

Gayle King’s Most Loved Things

  • Favorite Historical Figure: Harriet Tubman
  • Favorite Celebrity: Oprah Winfrey
  • Favorite Fictional Character: Nancy Drew
  • Favorite Color: Yellow
  • Favorite Book: Business Plan for the Body by Jim Karas

Gayle King’s Most Notable Awards And Nominations

  • News & Documentary Emmy Awards: Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Newscast, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley (2017, 2018); CBS This Morning (2018) – Nominated
  • Daytime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Morning Program, CBS This Morning (2019) – Nominated

Fun Facts About Gayle King

Gayle King hopes to die in her sleep after she is 90 years old.

Gayle King is and has been a close friend of Oprah Winfrey for nearly 50 years. Gayle King is also a friend of Meghan Markle.

Gayle King went shopping with Oprah Winfrey and Katy Perry to buy things for her grandson.

What face shape does Gayle King have?

Gayle King has an oval-shaped face that makes her look gorgeous in bangs.

What is Gayle King’s hair color?

Gayle King has dark brown hair that always looks glossy and healthy.

What color eyes does Gayle King have?

Gayle King has attractive dark brown eyes that add to her beautiful charm.

Does Gayle King have tattoos?

Gayle King has a tattoo with a tribal design on her right arm.

Did Gayle King win an Emmy?

Gayle King has not won any Emmy awards, but she has been nominated for four Emmy Awards to date.

Is Gayle King in The Color Purple?

Gayle King was in The Color Purple. She had a cameo role as a churchgoer in the film.

Does Gayle King have a Journalism degree?

Though Gayle King has worked in journalism all her life, she does not have a degree in journalism. She graduated with a degree in psychology.

Where does Gayle King live?

Gayle King lives in Manhattan, New York City, in a penthouse that costs $1.7 million.

Gayle King is a fantastic journalist and television show host who has had fans admire her hosting skills forever. Her shows have been nominated for Emmy awards. Another Emmy-nominated celebrity is the Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis. She is also recognized for her lead role in Melrose Place.