Where is Gayle King today? As the anchor is absent from CBS Mornings

Fans have been asking if she's left the show after she was unexpectedly missing from screens

CBS Morning viewers ask Where is Gayle King today?
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Reports that a popular news anchor could be leaving CBS Morning for rival CNN has got viewers wondering where is Gayle King today?

The long-time TV presenter is best-known for co-anchoring CBS Mornings with Tony Dokoupil and Nate Burleson but her absence from screens has caused some fans to worry that the star has been replaced.

It comes after fans asked where is Hoda Kotb on the Today show? and in the UK fans of BBC Breakfast have previously asked where is Naga Munchetty? when they spot their fave anchor missing from their shows.

Today, one fan tweeted, "Is Natalie Morales replacing Gayle King on CBS Mornings after she leaves for her short-term CNN payday?"

As we look at all we know about where Gayle King is today....

Where is Gayle King today?

Gayle King has been missing from screens on CBS Mornings with Natalie Morales sitting in for her but she has been active on social media promoting her top TV picks as editor-at-large of Oprah Daily. They shared, "They say April showers, bring May flowers. Well April is here and it has arrived with new TV shows for you to watch, comedy tours you have to check out, and music that will have you dancing with your loved one. Tap the link in our bio for all of Gayle King's recommendations to make your days more enjoyable!"

The star has been on CBS since 2011 but in recent weeks her absence comes after rumors started swirling that she was leaving the network to take up a role on one of its competitors, CNN after it has undergone some restructuring following the brief launch and swift demise of CNN+.

But the star insisted she was not leaving CBS for a reported deal with CNN, even though NBA legend Charles Barkley confirmed that the network was hoping to pair them up for a new show. 

At the time he said, "They are trying to pair Gayle King and me. We don't have anything set in stone. I'm only considering it because of my respect for Gayle."

The Wall Street Journal later claimed in a report that CNN was already 'finalizing a deal' to have Gayle anchor a weekly primetime show.

Is Gayle King leaving CBS?

Gayle King has landed a new job with Charles Barkley on rival channel CNN but she has confirmed that she will remain at CBS Mornings. She told her Instagram followerrs, ""YEP it’s true!..Charles Barkley and I are doing a tv show for CNN called King Charles. I’m King, he’s Charles..get it?! I wasn’t looking for another thing to add to my schedule…and neither was Charles but we’re excited about going on this adventure together..So here we are, announcing it on TNT's NBA tip-off. See you Wednesdays this Fall. PS. not leaving CBS Mornings, still my favorite network show!"

Gayle King previously said she was not leaving CBS, in an interview before the rumored deal. Speaking at the 2023 Adweek Convergent TV Summit in New York, she said, "I'm very close to [CNN head] Chris Licht. I like him very much. 

She went on to address whether she would ever leave, saying, "But on that question, 'Me no speak English,'

She added, "Let's just say I have two years left on my contract with CBS, and I have no intention of leaving CBS."

Gayle has been at the network for 11 years in January after joining following the end of her self-titled show, The Gayle King Show., which aired for just one season on The Oprah Winfrey Network.

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Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)