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Gayle King Mistaken For Robin Roberts At LaGuardia Airport

Posted: 03/16/2012 5:18 pm Updated: 03/17/2012 1:26 pm

Gayle King

"CBS This Morning" host Gayle King was reportedly mistaken for "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts on Friday when she was walking through LaGuardia airport.

Roberts tweeted that she had just arrived at the airport when a security guard told her she had just missed King. She wrote, "@GayleKing I apparently just missed you at LGA. Woman at the gate buzzing that she saw you and Randy Jackson. Safe travels!"

King replied and said that she had just emailed Roberts since there was more to the story. King wrote, "@RobinRoberts just sent you email tmz guy thought I was you I told him all black people do NOT look alike! But I will take that compliment."

In actuality, it seems as though the spotting was a double fail. "@GayleKing HA! And I found out the woman was mistaken about Randy was actually Rueben Studdard. She was excited about YOU!" Roberts wrote. King replied that she was confused at first since she saw Studdard at the airport but not Jackson.

King and Roberts are not the only African American morning hosts to face this situation. During an appearance on "The Wendy Williams Show," "View" host Sherri Shepherd discussed how she is repeatedly mistaken for former "View" host Star Jones.

Morning show hosts:
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  • Matt Lauer

    Lauer co-hosts NBC's "Today" from 7-9 a.m.

  • Guthrie co-hosts NBC's "Today" from 7-9 a.m.

  • Robin Roberts

    Roberts co-hosts ABC's "Good Morning America" from 7-9 a.m.

  • George Stephanopoulos

    Stephanopoulos co-hosts ABC's "Good Morning America" from 7-9 a.m.

  • Charlie Rose

    Rose co-hosts "CBS This Morning" from 7-8 a.m. CBS announced the addition of Rose and Gayle King and a decidedly focused hard news program earlier this year.

  • Gayle King

    King co-hosts "CBS This Morning" from 8-9 a.m.

  • Steve Doocy

    Doocy co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m. "Fox and Friends" dominates cable news morning shows.

  • Gretchen Carlson

    Carlson co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Brian Kilmeade

    Kilmeade co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Joe Scarborough

    Scarborough co-hosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" from 6-9 a.m. "Morning Joe" focuses solely on hard news and political commentary.

  • Mika Brzezinski

    Brzezinski co-hosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Soledad O'Brien

    O'Brien co-hosts CNN's 7-9 a.m. morning news program. CNN's "American Morning" fell behind MSNBC and even its own HLN. The network recently announced the return of O'Brien and the replacement of "Amerian Morning" with two new morning programs.

  • Zoraida Sambolin

    Sambolin co-hosts CNN's 5-7 a.m. morning news program.


Filed by Rebecca Shapiro  |