Gail Eichenthal joined KNX 1070 NEWS RADIO as an anchor/reporter in 1995. Nationally, she is perhaps best known as the longtime host and producer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic broadcasts on National Public Radio. She began the series in 1978 at 24, becoming the first woman to host the national radio broadcasts of a symphony orchestra.
In television, Ms. Eichenthal has worked in the Los Angeles area for stations KCET, KCOP and KTLA, hosting various programs on the arts. A winner of 13 Golden Mikes for broadcast journalism excellence from the Radio & TV News Directors Association, Gail also recently picked up four first place awards from the Greater Los Angeles Press Club in the categories of business reporting, feature reporting, documentary production, and entertainment reporting. During her tenure at KNX she has also won accolades for her coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial, and for her documentaries on domestic violence, conflict resolution, and home schooling, among others.
Currently, Ms. Eichenthal is Director of Arts Programming for KUSC and host of the weekly radio program, Spotlight on the Arts. In addition to her work in radio, Ms. Eichenthal is also a respected writer. Her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Symphony Magazine, and Performing Arts Magazine.