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Gayle King To Substitute Anchor On CBS Evening News – First African American Woman at CBS To Do So!

In addition to being the new co-anchor of CBS This Morning, her contract also guarantees she substitute for Scott Pelly anchoring the CBS Evening News.

She will be the FIRST African American Woman at CBS to do so, in addition to being the first African American woman since Carole Simpson to do so at any of the major networks.

What took the big three networks so long?

by Anonymousreply 7903/01/2015

So, to qualify to read the news at a network now, you need to muff dive Oprah Winfrey?

by Anonymousreply 101/05/2012

Gayle King has over 20 years of hard news experience.

by Anonymousreply 201/05/2012

No wonder she left Oprah. Girls movin' on up!

by Anonymousreply 301/05/2012

This is another big who cares? Is this the best CBS can do?

by Anonymousreply 401/05/2012

Yeah, what's the big deal? Robin Roberts has been with GMA for, oh, how many years now?

And now Gayle is reading words off a teleprompter...part-time? Is that really an accomplishment?

by Anonymousreply 501/05/2012

Robin Roberts has never anchored ABC World News. NEVER. Only one woman at ABC has done so, and that is Carole Simpson.

by Anonymousreply 601/05/2012

Good for her. She looks great and it's probably because she dumped that Oprah Winfat.

by Anonymousreply 701/05/2012

A girl's gotta eat.

Go Gayle!

by Anonymousreply 801/05/2012

[quote]Robin Roberts has never anchored ABC World News. NEVER. Only one woman at ABC has done so, and that is Carole Simpson.

Are you saying that Diane Sawyer is a man?

by Anonymousreply 901/05/2012

African American Woman, Diane is not black

by Anonymousreply 1001/05/2012

Voice, unless you know something we don't Diane Sawyer isn't black. We know she does the lez-lez but she isn't a woman of color….which was what this thread is stating.

by Anonymousreply 1101/05/2012

Oh, sorry. This is the part of winter break where I start to go a little crazy.

You'll be rid of me on Monday.

Anyway, if Gayle has managed to rid herself of Oprah, I think it's a good thing. For Gayle, and probably also for Oprah.

by Anonymousreply 1201/05/2012

Wonder how Gayle is going to like to have actual work hours?

by Anonymousreply 1301/05/2012

I think they should have kept Russ Mitchell. Gayle is nice and all, and I think the morning show will be fine with her, but she wouldn't have this evening news opportunity if CBS didn't get rid of Russ.

by Anonymousreply 1401/05/2012

Russ salary went to help pay for Gayle.

by Anonymousreply 1501/05/2012

This is the CBS Evening News. Substituting for Scott Pelly, Gayle King.

by Anonymousreply 1601/05/2012

What R2 said.

Whatever you may think of her, she did work in news for decades prior to being known as Oprah's friend. I prefer her getting the position to hearing about yet another entitled rich kid benefiting from nepotism.... Luke, Chelsea, Jenna come to mind.

by Anonymousreply 1701/05/2012

First dyke as well?

by Anonymousreply 1801/05/2012

What was that, R18?

by Anonymousreply 1901/05/2012

[quote]Voice, unless you know something we don't Diane Sawyer isn't black. We know she does the lez-lez but she isn't a woman of color….which was what this thread is stating.

And I STILL say big fuckin' deal. Are we supposed to be amazed that an African-American woman can read from a teleprompter? Is that really considered an accomplishment? Is that what passes for a role model nowadays?

by Anonymousreply 2001/05/2012

Would she even be considered for this position if it weren't for her affiliation with the big O? After all, she became nationally known because of O.

by Anonymousreply 2101/05/2012

Am I the only one hoping that Gayle's time at CBS will be a fucking disaster?

by Anonymousreply 2201/05/2012

How is poor O dealing with this abandonment?

by Anonymousreply 2301/05/2012

To answer R21: No, she would not have even been considered for this position if she was not a tabloid-ready African-American woman.

That being said, as a gay man, I think they should have kept Russ Mitchell because I so want to have sex with him when I see him on tv.

by Anonymousreply 2401/05/2012

So Erica Hill used to sub for Katie Couric. I guess she has been demoted from being able to do that as well?

by Anonymousreply 2501/05/2012

[quote]African American Woman, Diane is not black

But you didn't say "African-American woman," did you? You said "woman."

by Anonymousreply 2601/05/2012

Can't you read the title of the thread?

by Anonymousreply 2701/05/2012

The great black Carol Simpson was weekend news anchor at ABC for years. Loved her.

by Anonymousreply 2801/05/2012

If somebody could drop a bomb into this thread, we'd finally be rid of most of the fraus and at least one omnipresent authenticated troll who lurk here.

Too bad that can't happen.

by Anonymousreply 2901/05/2012

R29 what's the problem?

by Anonymousreply 3001/05/2012

Gayle filed her first report tonight on The CBS Evening News. An exclusive interview with First Lady Michelle Obama.

by Anonymousreply 3101/10/2012

To the earlier poster I say -- again -- Russ wasn't let go to pay for someone else's salary. He left because he was fired for cause.

by Anonymousreply 3201/10/2012

Only problem R32, you can't back up what you are saying with no link or proof of any kind.

by Anonymousreply 3301/10/2012

Anyone else think she should revisit her wardrobe concept with a stylist?

by Anonymousreply 3401/10/2012

There is already a stylist on staff that advises her on her on-air wardrobe.

by Anonymousreply 3501/10/2012

Gayle King was the star anchor at WFSB, the CBS affiliate in Hartford, CT years before Oprah was famous or even had her local Chicago talk show. I remember Gayle well on WFSB. She was a damn good anchorwoman and reporter.

by Anonymousreply 3601/10/2012

putting aside her association with Oprah, Gayle is the WORST interviewer on TV, so she would be better off reading news off a prompter. She was on the CBS morning show yesterday and continually interrupted guests with her opinions and questions that didn't flow with others. SHUT UP GAYLE!!

by Anonymousreply 3701/10/2012

[R24] Me too. Russ has a sexy ass voice and you just know he is sporting some serious BBC.

by Anonymousreply 3801/10/2012

R36 = Janet Peckinpaugh

by Anonymousreply 3901/10/2012

What R1 said. Apparently, the news business is proving that there is no work or 'business' involved and they aren't even hiding the nepotism any more. Wow.

by Anonymousreply 4001/10/2012

I wonder if they will smear Vaseline over the camera lens like they do with Diane Sawyer.

by Anonymousreply 4101/10/2012

They smeared Vaseline on the lens for Diane! HAW HAW HAW!!!

They smeared mayonnaise on the lens for me.

by Anonymousreply 4201/10/2012

Happy to see some love for Russ Mitchell. I have liked him for years; I hope he gets a good gig soon.

by Anonymousreply 4301/10/2012

Boy, eating Oprah's pussy has really paid off for her, hasn't it?

by Anonymousreply 4401/10/2012

I love how her press interviews always mention about how she hopes she still has time to date now that she has to get up so early-----like that bitch has been near a man in 30 years

by Anonymousreply 4501/10/2012

R40 Gayle is not the first nor the last person to go from local news to network news.

She has over 20 years of local news experience, and now she is at the network level.

What is wrong with that?

by Anonymousreply 4601/11/2012

r35 -- why does the stylist hate Gayle?

by Anonymousreply 4701/11/2012

[quote] Happy to see some love for Russ Mitchell. I have liked him for years; I hope he gets a good gig soon.

He took a gig anchoring the local news in Cleveland.

by Anonymousreply 4801/11/2012

Russ Mitchell was & is a hottie!

by Anonymousreply 4901/11/2012

I am not impressed that Oprah got her the gig.

by Anonymousreply 5001/22/2012

She's the sister I never had... Oh wait

"Around the time Oprah moved back in, her mother Lee had given birth to another daughter, Winfrey's younger half-sister, Patricia who later (on February 2003, at age 43) died of causes related to cocaine addiction. By 1962, Lee was having difficulty raising both daughters so Winfrey was temporarily sent to live with Vernon in Nashville, Tennessee. While Winfrey was in Nashville, Lee gave birth to a third daughter. Lee gave this daughter, later also named Patricia, up for adoption in the hope of easing the financial straits that had led to Lee's being on welfare. Winfrey did not learn she had a second half-sister until 2010."

by Anonymousreply 5101/22/2012

So, I thought Gayle was the brains behind O Magazine? Did she just walk away, or has she been replaced, or was that never true?

by Anonymousreply 5201/22/2012

I honestly don't see why CBS hired Gayle; yes, she was an anchor in CT but that's easily been 20 years ago. Despite the fact that Oprah's been shoving her down the public's throat for years, her interview shows have never done well and she's not much to look at first thing in the morning. Yes, she's got some in with Michelle Obama, but could you see her interviewing some non-celebrity type person?

by Anonymousreply 5301/22/2012

R53 she has OVER 20 years news experience. Not she worked in news 20 years ago.

If Meredith Vieria can go from The View to the Today show, why not Gayle?

by Anonymousreply 5401/22/2012

r46: at least three posters said the same thing you said but no one is paying attention, its easier to snark and say Oprah got her the gig whch is probably not true but not as fun.

Oh and nepotism never existed in network news until now, right? Or does it sting more when its black women?

by Anonymousreply 5501/22/2012

What NEWS has Gayle handled in the last 20 years other than breathlessly fawning over Beyonce and JayZ on one of her short lived insipid talk shows - name one NEWS related piece she's done?

by Anonymousreply 5601/22/2012

She worked in Local news for 20 years in Hartford, Connecticut

by Anonymousreply 5701/22/2012

Boy, r56 you better stock up on Aleve with Black History month coming up.

by Anonymousreply 5801/22/2012

Still hot 'n' heavy with Cory Booker, I'm sure!

by Anonymousreply 5901/22/2012

Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 6001/22/2012

I like Gayle

by Anonymousreply 6101/22/2012

Right r58... and when does Gay History Month come up?

by Anonymousreply 6201/22/2012

I saw her in the a.m. She is so bad. I guess being a news reader 30 years ago means you have to keep up the skill or you lose it, no? Because she is just that bad.

by Anonymousreply 6301/22/2012

r63 = A bitter and unemployed Star Jones

by Anonymousreply 6401/22/2012

[quote]Only one woman at ABC has done so, and that is Carole Simpson.

Is Carole Simpson really the only African-American woman ever to anchor a network evening newscast (meaning ABC, CBS, or NBC, for what that distinction still means)?

I always liked her, and some years ago I saw a speech she gave that was carried on C-SPAN, I think, where she half-joked about having to wear a wig on television in order to look the way she supposed to.

What's Carole up to these days? And is Gayle wearing wigs?

by Anonymousreply 6501/22/2012

I saw Carole on CNN interviewing with Don Lemon about the topic of black anchors being confined to weekend spots. It was bizarre considering Don Lemon did the interview in his weekend time spot!

Gayle is NEVER without a wig. Whoever her stylist is at CBS is doing a pretty good job of making sure her wig looks like human hair and not a helmet like it did for many years.

I heard Hoda Kotb's hair is not all growing from her scalp. If thats true she has the best wigs or extensions in television.

by Anonymousreply 6601/22/2012

Charlayne Hunter-Gault anchored on the McNeil/Lerner Report for PBS.

That makes two (Hunter-Gault & Simpson)

by Anonymousreply 6701/22/2012

Damn, she's leaving Oprah in the dust.

by Anonymousreply 6801/22/2012

r62: that would be June or October

by Anonymousreply 6901/23/2012

Pat Harvey was subbing on The Talk today. I think she is jealous of Gayle.

by Anonymousreply 7001/30/2012

Yes this is a big fucking people ALWAYS get over looked as if we don't exist......we are educated,smart,talented,classy....but in all areas of life we never get celebrated unless we come together and celebrate and acknowledge our own accomplishments. So I salute Gayle on today for a job very well done. The best is yet to come for her.

by Anonymousreply 7101/18/2013

Why was Russ Mitchell fired?

by Anonymousreply 7201/18/2013

I love Gayle in the AM!

by Anonymousreply 7307/02/2013

What happened to the threads on Gayle's "I'm gay" comment this morning?

by Anonymousreply 7410/08/2014

Those threads are still here.

by Anonymousreply 7510/09/2014

We now know that Gayle was the first lesbian to anchor a network evening news show. Good for her!

by Anonymousreply 7610/09/2014

You can add Gwen Ifill to anchoring a network evening newscast

That makes three (Charlayne Hunter-Gault & Carole Simpson)

by Anonymousreply 7710/09/2014

First Oprah appoints Obama president, now she's meddling in CBS.

by Anonymousreply 7810/09/2014

Bump, Awesome news

by Anonymousreply 7903/01/2015
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