30 Apr PAGE SIX: Gayle King says she doesn’t have a desire to retire: ‘I want more work’
Gayle King isn’t giving up the news business anytime soon — or maybe ever.
Byron Allen honored King with the Journalist Icon Award at TheGrio’s Washington D.C. Gala on Saturday, and the busy anchor told him she wants to work even more.
Said King — who has previously been honored with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism — at the National Museum of African American History and Culture: “I stand before you at 68-years-old. Walter Cronkite had to retire from CBS at 65… He didn’t have a choice.”
She added: “I’m not even kind of thinking about retiring. Not even kind of! I’m looking for more work.”
King recently announced she’s hosting a new CNN show with Charles Barkley in addition to juggling a SiriusXM radio show and, of course, hosting “CBS This Morning.” (We think you’ve got enough on your plate, Gayle!)