Gayle King net worth and salary: Gayle King is an American magazine editor and journalist who has a net worth of $20 million. Gayle King has earned her net worth as a news anchor, talk show host and as the editor of O, The Oprah Magazine. Gayle is a frequent correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and CBS This Morning.
Gayle King was born in Chevy Chase, Maryland, in 1954, and is the oldest of four daughters. She spent most of her childhood in Turkey, because her father was stationed there. While there, she attended an American school. She attended the University of Maryland College Park, after the family had moved back home. While in college, she worked at a television station, WTOP-TV, which gave her that first taste of media work. She graduated with a double degree in sociology and psychology, in 1976, and right afterwards, got a job as a production assistant at WJZ-TV. That's where she first met Oprah Winfrey and their friendship began. She then moved to Kansas City, Missouri and began her career with WDAF-TV.
In 1982, King married William G. Bumpus, an attorney and Assistant Attorney General. They were married for thirteen years, but the marriage ended in divorce. Gayle is the mother of two children, daughter, Kirby, and son, William. Oprah Winfrey is the children's Godmother and when William was born, she set up a nanny fund to help with the expense of having a nanny.
Gayle King got her start as a news anchor for WFSB, in Hartford, Connecticut and WDAF-TV in Kansas City, Missouri. She has also been a co-host on NBC's, Cover to Cover, along with Robin Wagner. She previously had her own television show, The Gayle King Show, on OWN. But, the program didn't do so well in the ratings department, and was canceled. King had a very important part in creating and planning Oprah's Legends Weekend. King also worked on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Good Morning America, as a correspondent, and has co-hosted Oprah and Friends on XM Satellite Radio.