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Gayle King Built A Career As An Acclaimed Journalist, But Her Kids Are Making Their Own Waves In VC And Social Impact

In 2022, Megan Thee Stallion penned the song “Her.” It is an unapologetic anthem about authenticity, being a boss, and having complete ownership over the things in life. And considering her massive life, Gayle King personifies the song’s deeper meaning. Originally from Chevy Chase, MD, King has spent many years in front of the screen as one of journalism’s who’s who. According to PBS, King’s early work included her 18-year run as an on-air news anchor for WFSB-TV, a Hartford, CT, affiliate of CBS . During that time, she also had a syndicated daytime program. The acclaimed journalist has also partnered with her high-profile best friend, Oprah Winfrey, previously hosting “The Gayle King Show,” which aired on OWN and SiriusXM. King still works as editor at large for Oprah Daily. However, her spot as co-host on “CBS Mornings” has had the most significant impact on her career. She has engaged in several high-profile interviews, targeting major pop culture topics with people such as Tina...

May 31, 2023

Mo'Nique Files Lawsuit Against CBS And Paramount For Unpaid Royalties From 'The Parkers'

Mo’Nique is taking a stance against major television networks for royalties she says are owed to her.  

Apr 13, 2023

CBS Promises More Black Representation in Writers' Rooms With New Inclusion Initiative

CBS wants more Black writers at the table. In a broad initiative announced on Monday (July 13), the network detailed its efforts to mandate no less than 40 percent Black, Indigenous, or people of color representation in writers’ rooms by the 2021-2022 season. The Viacom entity also allotted a quarter of its script-development budget for future programming created by BIPOCs. Deadline reports that “at least six new and current shows for this coming fall schedule are expected to hit this 40% mark.” Amid the fight for racial justice and equality, Hollywood reexamined how Black people are represented on and off-screen. According to Television Business International , CBS is the first U.S. broadcast network to make a targeted effort to increase diversity in programming through its initiative. “While steady progress has been made in recent years both in front of and behind the camera, change needs to happen faster, especially with creators and leadership roles on the shows,” said George...

Jul 15, 2020