On Air Staff
Monday - Friday: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Award-winning radio journalist, Gil Gross, can be heard weekdays from 2-4pm on KGO Newstalk 810. His broad knowledge of local, national and international issues makes Gil a perfect addition to KGO's all star talk line-up.
Gil is enjoying the challenging job of remodeling a new home. See pictures of Gil on a recent visit to the 42,000 square foot, state of the art, custom cabinet shop of the Segale Brothers. Details on a special offer are waiting for you!
Gross has been a journalist for over 30 years. He became the youngest anchorman in ABC News history at the age of 23, when he anchored network newscasts from the ABC Chicago Bureau. He was also serving as morning news anchor at WLS Radio. Gil Gross is one of the most honored voices in radio, including recognition for investigative reporting, especially concerning the plight of children, and the Edward R. Murrow award for his writing. Gil changed the sound of network radio news when he came to ABC in 1974. In 1978, he became the first to do extended interviews with newsmakers in an all-news radio format at WCBS. Gil has continued the mix of hard news reporting, making headlines in Houston recently by taking apart the defense case in a gang rape. As a newsman and humorist he has combined his talents as Paul Harvey�s chief substitute at ABC and the main fill-in for Charles Osgood at CBS. He has also anonymously written topical comedy material for DJs such as Don Imus and Ted Brown.
Gil Gross has also won major journalism awards for reporting on international stories including the attempted assassination of the Pope and the Intifada in Jerusalem. He has anchored ABC Radio News coverage of 9-11, the execution of Timothy McVeigh and the War with Iraq. He has had shows on stations including WABC, WCBS and WOR. Gross also served for several years as host of the CBS Radio Network program, THE GIL GROSS SHOW, which had guests ranging from world leaders such as President Clinton and Margaret Thatcher, to hard to get celebrities such as Brian Wilson and Marilyn Manson.
Since coming to KGO, Gil Gross has been number one in the prime talk demo 35-64. He raises hundreds of thousands of dollars each year for organizations serving the homeless in the Bay Area highlighted by an annual broadcast from the St. Anthony's dining room.
Gil lives in Marin with his wife, actress-singer Rhoda Bodzin, and their son, Spencer, two cats and a collection of 10,000 LPs and CDs that has gotten somewhat out of hand.