Facts of Gayle King
|Date of Birth :|
|Age :||64 years old|
|Family Name :||King|
|Birth Place :||United States|
|Birth Sign :||sagittarius|
|Height :||5 Feet 8 Inch|
|Birth Name||Gayle King|
|Birth Place/City||Chevy Chase, Maryland|
|Net Worth||$ 20 million|
|Weight in KG||68 kg|
|Famous for||Morning news anchor|
|Married to||William Bumpus (m. 1982–1993)|
|TV Show||Good Morning America|
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. She holds a double degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Maryland. She started her professional career as a weekend anchor at WDAF-TV. She joined WFSB in Hartford in 1981 and worked there for 18 years as news reporter and anchor. In 1999 she joined O, The Oprah Magazine as an editor. She is also the host of The Gayle King Show, on OWN.
Regarding her personal life, she tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend who professionally is an attorney. Together they were parents of one son and a daughter. Everything was going smoothly but unfortunately, after 11 years of their marriage relationship, the strong bond of love between them faded out. Due to some personal dissatisfaction, they got divorced.
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 the 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 co-anchor of the morning show of CBS News known as CBS This Morning. 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."
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
First Affair with Cory Booker
Professionally he is an American politician. After her divorce with first husband they have been dating each other.