Gayle King premiered Monday morning as the host of “This Morning,” a new television show launched by CBS in an attempt to garner more viewers and replace the former “Early Show.”
The show will not be King’s first endeavors in journalism and broadcast. Gale King is well known for her long-standing friendship with Oprah Winfrey, however she started her career in Missouri as a reporter and weekend anchor at WDAF-TV. In the early 1980’s King moved on as anchor for WFSP in Hartford, Connecticut where she stayed for 18 years.
After hosting a few other shows that didn’t seem to last, King became an editor for “O” Magazine. Since, she has become host for “The Gayle King Show” on satellite XM Radio and later, moved to Oprah’s network OWN.
King was offered the position at CBS in November. After she accepted, she decided to leave Oprah’s network to focus on the new show, which many thought would cause a rift between the two friends.
Oprah however has been supportive, encouraging followers on her Twitter account to tune in to the new CBS show. In an interview with Maryellen Fillo for the blog, Java With Maryellen, Gayle described her excitement for the show. “I am nervous, pressured, exhilarated, thrilled and very humbled,” King said.