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Fast Facts

  • Lived in Turkey from age 6 to 11.
  • Met close friend Oprah Winfrey when both worked at a Baltimore TV station in 1976.
  • Worked for 18 years as a TV news anchor for a CBS affiliate in Connecticut. Also worked at TV stations in Kansas City and Washington, D.C.
  • Began hosting her own show, The Gayle King Show, on XM Satellite Radio in 2006.
  • The editor-at-large of Winfrey's magazine O.


  • Kirby Bumpus — Daughter
  • Scott King — Father
  • Will Bumpus — Son
  • William Bumpus — Ex-husband
  • Peggy King — Mother


  • University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States (BA in Psychology, 1976)

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  • Birth Place: Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
  • Profession: Anchor, Editor, Journalist

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