Gayle King Married, Husband, Children, Salary, Net Worth

By Oshil Pokhrel | Updated On: 05 Mar, 2021
Gayle King Married, Husband, Children, Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth December 28, 1954 Age 66 Years 6 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Single Husband/Spouse William Bumpus (m. 1982–1993)
Divorced Yes (Once) Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth $20 million (Estimated) Salary $5.5 Million (Approx.)
Ethnicity African-American Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Children/Kids Kirby Bumpus (Daughter), William Bumpus Jr. (Son) Height 5 Feet 9 ½ Inches (176.5 cm)
Education University of Maryland Parents Peggy King (Mother), Scott King (Father)
Siblings Two Sisters

Gayle King is known as a news anchor in WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut. She has also co-hosted Oprah and Friends on XM Satellite Radio. The reporter and weekend anchor at WDAF-TV, Gayle is also known as an editor of The Oprah Magazine. In the NBC, she has hosted a daily time talk show Cover to Cover.

How Much Is Gayle King's Net Worth?

Gayle King has acquired a net worth of $20 million. She has mostly summoned her net worth as American journalist and news anchor. In mid-2016, Gayle signed a deal of $16.5 million for three years with CBS News show, CBS This Morning. She earned her salary of $5.5 million per year through which she increased her fortunes.

She has also earned her payrolls from her 18 years stint as a news anchor in WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut. As per Payscale, a news anchor in Connecticut area receives an average of $50,868 which is 17% below the national average salary of a news anchor. Their salary varies in the range of $42K to $83K with a top-earnings being more than $83K. Her work as a news anchor on Connecticut has also served to boost her net worth.

Gayle's Ex-Husband Apologized For Cheating

Gayle was married to William Bumpus in 1982. Together they have two children. Their daughter Kirby Bumpus was born on 12 May 1986. Her daughter, Kirby was appointed to an influential position in White House back in July 2016.

They also have a son named William Bumpus Jr. After 11 years of their espoused relationship, they split in 1993.

The news anchor later revealed the reason of her divorce with her ex-husband William. In an interview with Vanity Fair in June 2016, she was asked: 'Which living person do you most despise?' To which, she replied,

'"Despise" is a strong word. I'm not a huge fan of the woman I caught naked with my now ex-husband on June 24, 1990, at 9:16pm - but I don't remember the details.'

After Gayle revealed in an interview about William's cheating during their marriage, her ex-husband publicly apologized for his offense. William in a statement released with Page Six stated:

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.

William further asserted he respects Gayle and her decision to co-parent their children as a single mother. He said Gayle was his great wife and an excellent mother who improved his life. William after their divorce thrived for 26 years to become a better father and a man. Gayle also commented regarding the identity of naked women where the news anchor said Gayle knows her name. 


Gayle King and William Bumpus attends Ziegfeld Theater on 4 February 2014 (Photo: Zimbio)

They now remain good friends and even walked together in the premiere of Monument Men' at Ziegfeld Theater together on 4 February 2014 in New York City, New York.

Gayle Gets Tatto Of American Rapper '50 Cent'

During the Gayle King Show, on October 2018, Gayle revealed a 50 Cent tattoo in her arm. She interviewed the rapper 50 Cent, and after the show, 50 Cent on his Twitter commented saying,

Ok I finally met a women that is smart, sexy,sophisticated,classy and secure. I think I love her. She’s perfect Her thighs define sexy,her hip’s are just right,her eyes talk to me. Oh and her *** @gayleking So we have been together 10 minutes now were engaged. @gayleking yea she’s the one. See my baby @gayleking went and tattoo my name on her to arm to show me see love me :o)

Gayle King revealing her '50 Cent' tattoo on 'The Gayle King Show' (Photo: Pinterest)

Gayle later confirmed they were having fun and it was just a joke. She even replied to 50 Cent on Twitter where the news anchor said she loved to have 50 Cent on the show. She also joked about seeing 50 Cent at home and what did he want for his dinner. 

Gayle King Weight Loss

Gayle on September 2015 revealed she was starting a diet in a mission to lose her weight of 184.5 pounds. After the diet and exercise, in June 2016, she announced her weight loss on Instagram.

She shared a photo on 10 June 2016 where she was down 27.7 lbs since the beginning of weight watchers and weighs around 156.8 pounds. She has documented her weight-loss journey on her Instagram account.

Short Bio

Gayle was born on 28 December 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She grew up in Turkey with her parents Scott King and Peggy King. Gayle has a birth sign as Capricorn and posses American nationality. She graduated from University of Maryland obtaining a degree in sociology and psychology in 1976. Gayle belongs to African-American ethnicity.