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Gayle King Biography

Updated On 18 Apr, 2023 Published On 28 Jul, 2015
Gayle King

Facts of Gayle King

Date of Birth :
Age : 69 years old
Family Name : King
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Capricorn
Height : 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Gayle King
Birth Name Gayle King
Mother Peggy King
Father Scott King
Birth Place/City Chevy Chase, Maryland
Profession Magazine editor
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Working For Television
Net Worth $ 20 million
Face Color Dark
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
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

Relationship short Statistics of Gayle King

What is Gayle King marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Married
How many children does Gayle King have ? (name): 2 Children
Is Gayle King having any relationship affair ?: Yes1 affair
Is Gayle King Lesbian ? No

A co-anchor of CBS This Morning who is one of the most renowned anchors in the world. She is also a friend and business partner of Oprah Winfrey. 


A co-anchor of CBS This Morning who is one of the most renowned anchors in the world. She is also a friend and business partner of Oprah Winfrey. A co-anchor of CBS This Morning who is one of the most renowned anchors in the world. She is also a friend and business partner of Oprah Winfrey. 

Early Life and Career of Gayle King

Gayle King was born on 28th December 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Her father was an electrical engineer while her mother was a homemaker. Her father’s work took the family all over the globe, including turkey, where Gayle spent most of her childhood.

In Turkey, King studied at an American school. The family later returned in the US and settled in Maryland. Gayle then enrolled at the University of Maryland and graduated in 1979 with two degrees, one in sociology and the other in psychology.

The American TV personality and journalist is the co-anchor of the morning show of CBS News known as CBS This Morning. In CBS News she worked alongside Dana Jacobson and Ed O'Keefe. She has held this position since 2012. Moreover, she is an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.

Gayle King's Net Worth

Gayle King has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Her source of income includes her salary and earnings from her career as a magazine editor and journalist.

Moreover, Gayle has made a small fortune thanks to her success as a news anchor, and a talk show host.

Gayle King's Personal Life

Gayle King is currently single and does not have any man in her life. However, she was previously married to her long-term boyfriend William Bumpus. The pair took their wedding vows in 1982 at an intimate ceremony. They first met in 1981 when Gayle switched cities and moved to Connecticut from Kansas City.

The couple was together for 11 years, divorced in 1993. Gayle filed for divorce after she caught her then-husband cheating on her. In fact, she caught him redhanded sleeping with another woman.

The former spouses share two children, a daughter named Kirby Bumpus, and a son named Will Bumpus. They decided to co-parent their kids even though they were no longer together. Meanwhile, both the kids, who are full-fledged adults by now, are in Gayle's custody.

Aftermath Of The Divorce

During a questionnaire with Vanity Fair, Gayle was asked a question of what living person she most despises. The answer is all anyone ever needed to know about how she felt about her failed marriage. She said:

"I’m not a huge fan of the woman who I caught naked with my now ex-husband on June 24, 1990, at 9:16 p.m., but I don’t remember the details."

After what William did, he was inevitably reluctant to open up about his cheating allegations and so he did. He said:

"I have been haunted with this life-altering choice. Though I have dealt with this privately, I publicly apologize for the major transgression that dramatically changed all of our lives."

Also, see: Marital Life of William Bumpus and Gayle King, plus post-divorce events

Gayle dated a few men since her divorce. In 2018, she revealed she once went on a date with a married man. King then insisted she learned the lesson to ask the marital question before dating.

Gayle King Affairs

  1. First Affair with Cory Booker

    Professionally he is an American politician. After her divorce with first husband they have been dating each other.

Gayle King Married

First Marriage with William Bumpus

He was an assistant attorney general in Connecticut. After 11 years long marriage relationship couple got divorced. Together they were parents of a son and a daughter.

Gayle King Children

SON : William Bumpus Jr.

Father: William Bumpus

He is the eldest child of the family. He is handsome and talented like his mother.

DAUGHTER : Kirby Bumpus

Father: William Bumpus

She is cute and gorgeous. She is the youngest daughter. Couple gave birth to really beautiful daughter.

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