Gayle King is Editor-At-Large of O, The Oprah Magazine. In this capacity she is the liaison between Oprah Winfrey, the Founder and Editorial Director, and the magazine staff. She has been helping guide the editorial and creative vision of the magazine since its inception in 1999.
O, The Oprah Magazine premiered on April 17, 2000, as one of the most successful magazine launches ever. In its first full year both Adweek and Advertising Age named it Startup of the Year and Advertising Age named it Magazine of the Year. The magazine has been nominated for National Magazine Awards every year since its inception, and continues to be one of the top 10 best selling magazines in the United States on newsstand.
In addition, she is the host of The Gayle King Show, a national radio talk show launched in 2006 on XM Radio, and subsequently distributed on broadcast radio via Westwood One Radio Network.
King occasionally appears on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her extensive media experience leads to in-depth on-air discussions about an array of topics ranging from current events and cultural trends to politics and more. King is a three-time Emmy® Award-winning newscaster who anchored the local news at a CBS affiliate in Hartford, Connecticut for 18 years. In 2008, she won the American Women in Radio & Television Gracie Award® for Outstanding Radio Talk Show and in 2010 the Individual Achievement Award for Host – Entertainment/Information. She is also a 2010 New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Award recipient.
King is the mother of two college graduates, a daughter, Kirby, and a son, Will.