Gayla Hope CNN: 1989-2003

Work History:

  • Assignment Editor
  • Producer
  • Writer
  • Correspondent


  • Moneyline with Lou Dobbs
  • Business Unusual
  • Entrepreneurs Only


Gayla Hope began her career in New York City working in Human Resources as an employee recruiter for Gulf+Western/Paramount Communications and Shearson Lehman. She received a broadcasting degree from New York University landing a job with CNN Financial News in 1989. As an Assignment Editor for "Moneyline" she quickly learned the ropes and was soon field-producing and writing her own stories. Finding a niche with features, she produced segments including recognizable business leaders such as Steve Jobs, John Lassiter, Wolfgang Puck, Merv Griffin, and Steve Wynn. Her stories encompassed a broad spectrum of subjects/companies including: Robinson Helicopters, Klasky Csupo animation, Patagonia clothing, Sunrise Assisted Living, Star Waggons celebrity location trailers, and Belkin connectivity devices. Gayla is highly recommended by CNN's Lou Dobbs for her "eye for good stories" and for "turning her outstanding writing and production skills into her own signature style of reporting."
The first video produced by Always Hope Productions was for L.A.R.C. Ranch in 2003. The Board at L.A.R.C. raved that "Gayla Hope is a truly gifted individual and we highly recommend her to produce any story that she puts her mind to telling on film. She brings amazing instinct, insight, and vision."