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Gayle King says she doesn’t have a want to retire: ‘I would like extra work’

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Gayle King isn’t giving up the information enterprise anytime quickly — or perhaps ever.

Byron Allen honored King with the Journalist Icon Award at TheGrio’s Washington D.C. Gala on Saturday, and the busy anchor advised him she needs to work much more.

Stated King — who has beforehand been honored with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism — on the Nationwide Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition: “I stand earlier than you at 68-years-old. Walter Cronkite needed to retire from CBS at 65… He didn’t have a alternative.”

She added: “I’m not even form of fascinated by retiring. Not even form of! I’m searching for extra work.”

King lately introduced she’s internet hosting a brand new CNN present with Charles Barkley along with juggling a SiriusXM radio present and, in fact, internet hosting “CBS This Morning.” (We predict you’ve received sufficient in your plate, Gayle!)

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Byron Allen offered King with the Journalist Icon Award.
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King had one heck of a gap act earlier than receiving her award: Diana Ross carried out a mini-concert that included her hits “Upside Down,” “I’m Coming Out,” “The Boss” and the Supremes’ “Cease! Within the Title of Love.”

Allen additionally launched theGrio expertise and journalists together with “Queen of the White Home” April Ryan, who has lined 5 presidents, Touré, Marc Lamont Hill, Natasha Alford and former “The Actual Housewives of New York Metropolis” star Eboni Okay. Williams.

Allen advised King when she lastly adopted the opposite journos, “I wished to only present you what you gave beginning to… You’re the one who opened the door…. Everyone on this stage owes you an enormous debt of gratitude.”

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Diana Ross carried out earlier than King joined theGrio journalists onstage.
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Allen additionally identified how King has “lifted CBS mornings.” “They weren’t understanding nicely. The present was dying within the morning. You introduced it life and now CNN,” which can also be struggling, he mentioned.

King defined how she was anticipated on the CBS White Home Correspondents Dinner afterparty and quipped: “Notice to self. By no means comply with Byron Allen or Diana Ross as a result of I got here in, and I mentioned, ‘Byron, I actually should go!’”

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King popped by the gala earlier than attending a White Home Correspondents Banquet.
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Gov. Wes Moore, Nikole Hannah Jones, Bevy Smith, Melba Wilson, motivational speaker Hope Giselle, CNN’s Sara Sidner, Areva Martin, “GMA3” govt producer Cat McKenzie, legal professional Ben Crump and “Sherri” govt producer Jawn Murray have been additionally there.

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