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Gayle Hurd


WPTF-AM/NC News Network

Raleigh, NC




A native of New Jersey, Gayle’s broadcasting career started in radio, although she has enjoyed a lengthy career in television as producer, talk show host, reporter, anchor and public affairs director in New York City, Virginia Beach, and Norfolk, Va. and Raleigh, NC.




Undergraduate: Temple University, Philadelphia, Bachelors’ Degree in Broadcast News and Public Affairs from the School of Communications and Theatre in Temple’s Annenberg School of Communications.




Gayle is News Anchor/Reporter at WPTF-AM and NC News Network and NC lottery host on WRAL-TV statewide. For 8 years she worked for three Radio One stations as News/Public Affairs Director/Anchor/producer of The Tom Joyner Morning Show. From 1991-1998, Gayle was host/producer and Public Affairs Director at WLFL-TV, Gayle’s hosted local talk shows for Time Warner Cable and NPR and worked in TV and Radio in New York City and Norfolk, VA.


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Gayle works freelance for a number of media outlets as on-air and producing talent including Reach Media Inc. and Centric/BET Networks. She has extensive experience in event planning. Gayle is very involved in her industry and her community serving on several boards and membership organizations in addition to NABJ and her affiliate chapter where she has served as President and current Vice President. She was Program Committee chair for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Region III Conferences, current Arts & Entertainment Task Force Member; HOA Board President and current Vice President.




As Region III Director the work I’ve done and the relationships I’ve helped elevate NABJ. Two successful and profitable regional conventions, one held for the first time on a cruise, provided professional development while continuing to address the changing needs of our journalists. Several new chapters have been inducted, and as a board member, I have increased my knowledge of organizational procedures. There is much more I would like my region to do in the coming years, and with the upcoming redistricting, I think that my experience in governance, member services and sponsor relations will be needed.




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