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Interview Slayer Gayle King Nabs TIME's 100 Most Influential People Cover, Oprah & Ava DuVernay Show Her Love

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TIME magazine has unveiled their 100 Most Influential People and Gayle King made the list AND nabbed a cover. See her bestie Oprah and Ava DuVernay show her love, plus other YBFer's who made the list inside...


Gayle King is receiving her flowers! And rightfully so.

TIME Magazine has revealed its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the world and journalist/"CBS This Morning" co-anchor Gayle King nabbed a spot on the list. Not only did she make the list, she also received her very own cover! Only six honorees get magazine covers. Yassss. MUCH deserved.

The "CBS This Morning" host - who received tons of praise for her intense one-on-one interview with R. Kelly - got all choked up during this morning's show when her co-host read the powerful words directress Ava DuVernay wrote in the magazine about how she's slaying the journalism game.

Here's how the Oscar nominated paid tribute to the famed journalist:

Gayle King, journalist. More often than not, this isn’t the way we’ve described her. The signifier we most often used was in connection to her personal relationships. We’ve spoken of her in an adjacent manner. We’ve regarded her in the context of others. But when you have the heart of Gayle King, that’s not necessarily a negative thing. You’re just fine not being the most known person in the room. In fact, you’re genuinely happy for the person who is.

What most don’t understand about Gayle is that this perfected proximity to others is a superpower that the best journalists possess. To be present, but not centered. To observe. To bear witness. Gayle has long honed this craft. So the fact that this year she is being lauded as one of the all-time great broadcast interviewers is simply the perfect signifier, a few decades overdue. Luckily for us, we’ve finally decided to regard her in relationship to herself. To see her for the truth seeker that she has always been. Our eyes are now open as we bear witness to her, standing right in front of us, gracefully in the center.

Perfectly written.

Watch Gayle get teary eyed below:




Gayle's bestie Oprah also showered her with love:



Gayle herself hopped on social media to reflect on the honor, sharing pictures of the "CBS This Morning" cast and crew celebrating her big feat:


It's rumored Gayle King is in the midst of a multi-million dollar re-negotiation with CBS News to stay on “CBS This Morning." Let's keep our fingers crossed the network runs her ALL her coins.



Other YBFers who nabbed a spot on the list include FLOTUS Michelle Obama (whose tribute was written by Beyonce), Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (who also landed a cover), Regina King, Mahershala Ali, LeBron James, Spike Lee, Khalid, Tiger Woods, Chrissy Teigen, CNN's Van Jones, #METOO movement creator Tarana Burke, tennis star Naomi Osaka, trans activist Janet Mock, filmmaker Dream Hampton, and makeup guru Pat McGrath.

Khalid and Taylor Swift are set to perform at the 2019 TIME 100 Gala on April 23rd.

Congrats Gayle!!

Photo: lev radin / Shutterstock.com


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