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“Until we know more, this reporter urges caution and forethought. I'm Gayle Gossip and this has been... a closer look.”
— Gayle Gossip, "Gayle Gossip: A Closer Look"

Gayle Gossip is an anchorwoman and a reporter who works for NGTV News.


Game of Masks (flashback)

Harumi's flashback had Gayle reporting on television, saying that a giant snake was attacking Ninjago City, meaning all citizens should leave at once.

Legacy of the Green Ninja

The Day Ninjago Stood Still

When the ninja watched the news from Dareth's Mojo Dojo, Gayle was reporting on the strong earthquakes hitting Ninjago City. Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, the quakes were being caused by the Serpentine, who were tunneling under Ninjago City in hopes of sinking it.

Later, when Dareth escaped the Stone Warrior in his Dojo, he accidentally ran over Gayle's cameraman, Vinny, who left in irritation. Gayle then forced Dareth to be her new cameraman.

Dareth tried to inform her of an approaching Stone Warrior, but she ignored his warning until she was lifted into the air by the Warrior. Zane kicked the Stone Warrior out of the way and caught Gayle before she can fall to the ground, after which she joined the rest of the citizens in evacuating in the Destiny's Bounty.

Tournament of Elements

The Corridor of Elders

At Ninjago Park, Gayle was among the group inspired by Zane to fight against Chen's Anacondrai army.

After the battle, Gayle helped Karlof with cleaning up the debris in the Corridor of Elders.


My Dinner With Nadakhan

Gayle reports on the missing pieces of Ninjago, finding them in the sky before her helicopter is hit by one of Nadakhan's forces and she is sent down the ocean, presumably killed.

Day of the Departed

Gayle was among those who turned out for the Royal Blacksmith concert on the Day of the Departed.

The Hands of Time

The Hatching

Gayle reports on the revealing of the BorgWatch and interviews Dareth. After it is revealed, a Vermillion Warrior attacks them.


After the power went back on, Gayle Gossip was on TV, informing everyone the Vermillion soldiers were taking over Mega Monster Amusement Park.

Sons of Garmadon

True Potential

At Dareth's bar, the ninja watch Gayle on TV, reporting the Sons of Garmadon leader Harumi's escape. Later, they watch at the police station where Gayle reports the Kryptarium Prison has been taken over by Harumi and Lord Garmadon.


The Gilded Path

Gayle reports on the news that the garbage depot has been ambushed.

Lessons for a Master

On the TV, Gayle instructs the citizens to leave the city to find safety.

Green Destiny

In an alleyway, Gayle and her cameraman are confronted by several Sons of Garmadon, but the Brown Ninja comes in and stops them. Gayle then swoons over him.

March of the Oni

The Darkness Comes

Gayle went live on the harbor to report the unveiling of the Bounty.

Into the Breach

When Vinny tried to send a message, Gayle told him they have to broadcast soon.

The Fall

Gayle begins writing a script for the broadcast. When she hears everyone cheering, she is told the ninja were here to rescue them. She was disappointed that she has to rewrite her report but boards the Bounty anyway. She was among those shocked when she heard about Cole falling off, despite her previously grilling him for the ninja ruining her report.


Gayle can be seen celebrating with the ninja in the Monastery of Spinjitzu.

Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Questing for Quests

Gayle reports on the discovery of the pyramid found by Clutch Powers.

Boobytraps and How to Survive Them

Gayle reports that the ninja and Clutch are about to go inside the pyramid.


Gayle reports, to her annoyance, on a puppy-petting competition before an Elemental Cobra attacks and scares the puppies away. After the interruption, Gayle decides to change her report as she ventures after one of the Elemental Cobras.

When she is back in the air, she spies on Aspheera before she is caught by the serpentine sorceress. After arguing whether the ninja are dead or alive, Aspheera demands Gayle to tell her where the Ninjago Museum of History is located, but Vinny spills the beans as he tells her the location. The two are later taken by Elemental Cobras.


Gayle follows Aspheera into the Museum, and when Aspheera fights the ninja, she and Vinny escape.

Ancient History

Gayle reports the Pyro Vipers invasion in front of the museum.

The Kaiju Protocol

Gayle is reporting on the Preeminent's arrival in Ninjago City when the Preeminent interrupts her and blows her news helicopter away. She is saved by Samurai X and watches them fight. After Samurai X defeats the Preeminent, she ends her broadcast, thanking Samurai X.

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Gayle Gossip: A Closer Look

Gayle does an in-depth report on Prime Empire. She goes into some of the histories behind the game and talks to several people who've played the game about their experiences with it.

Prime Empire

Game Over

Okino helps Gayle Gossip escape from the Red Visors. A short time later, she, Okino, and Vinny are surrounded by the Red Visors, but they shut down after Unagami relieved control of them.


The Calm Before the Storm

Assault on Ninjago City

Season 15: Crystalized

Farewell the Sea

Gayle Gossip along with the Police Commissioner were one of the first to arrive where Miss Demeanor originally was, but they only discovered the New Ninja.



Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Season 4: Tournament of Elements

Season 6: Skybound

Day of the Departed

Season 7: The Hands of Time

Season 8: Sons of Garmadon

Season 9: Hunted

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu

Prime Empire Original Shorts

Season 12: Prime Empire

Season 14: Seabound

Ninjago: Reimagined

Season 15: Crystalized

Behind the scenes

  • Her hairpiece was originally used on the Ice Skater from Minifigures Series 4.
  • Her face is based on the generic face from LEGO City.
  • Her torso is a recolored version of a recurring torso from LEGO Town.
  • She has a smaller mouth from Season 8 onward.


  • Dareth has proposed to Gayle on several occasions but was consistently rejected.[1]
  • Gayle had a crush on Dareth after he saved her life from the Sons of Garmadon. However, she knew him as the Brown Ninja, as he was masked.
  • It is unknown why she was not arrested by the Sons of Garmadon, as she had been an ally of the ninja in the past. However, it's possible that none of the Sons of Garmadon knew that she was an ally and thought she was still just a reporter.
  • Fred Finely is Gayle's rival.[2]
  • She has high regard for herself as a news person.[citation needed]
  • Although she first appeared in Season 2, it is clear that she worked as a reporter in Season 1, because she appears in a flashback in "Game of Masks" taking place at the time of "Day of the Great Devourer".
  • The only seasons she has not appeared since her debut are seasons 3, 5 and 13.
  • Her design appears multiple times in the crowd at The Royal Blacksmiths' concert in "Day of the Departed".
  • She is called Tina Tratsch in German versions of Ninjago media, as "Tratsch" is the German translation of "Gossip".


Main article: Gayle Gossip/Gallery


Foreign language Translation
Czech Gayle Kleporádová (S2)
Gayle Udrbaná (S6-S10)
Gayle Drbavá (S11)
Gayle Gossipová (S12+)
German Tina Tratsch
Polish Pola Plotka (S2)

Gayle Plotkara (S6+)

Russian Гейл Госсип




Master Wu · Lloyd · Kai · Jay · Cole · Zane
Allies: Nya · P.I.X.A.L. · Misako · Dareth · Sally · Skylor · Cyrus Borg · Falcon
Former members: Master Garmadon


Generals: Samukai · Kruncha · Nuckal · Wyplash
Warriors: Frakjaw · Chopov · Krazi · Bonezai
Other: Skeleton figurehead


Anacondrai: Pythor · Anacondrai generals (Arcturus) · Pythor's mother
Hypnobrai: Skales · Slithraa · Mezmo · Rattla · Selma · Skales Jr.
Fangpyre: Fangtom · Fangdam · Fang-Suei · Snappa
Constrictai: Skalidor · Bytar · Chokun · Snike
Venomari: Acidicus · Lizaru · Spitta · Lasha · Zoltar · Snake villain
Vipers: Golden Vipers · Sly Vipers · Red Vipers · Hypno Vipers · Toxic Vipers · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Purple Vipers · Translucent Orange Viper
Other: Great Devourer · Anacondrai serpent


Dan Vaapit · Fred Finely · Gayle Gossip · News Reporter · Vinny Folson
Former members: Benny


Leader: Captain Soto
First Mate · No-Eyed Pete

Evil ninja

Bizarro Cole · Bizarro Jay · Bizarro Kai · Bizarro Zane

Wu's Academy students

Brad Tudabone · Finn · Gene · Marla · Sally · Tommy

Stone Army

Creator: The Overlord
Leader: General Kozu
Giant Stone Warrior · Stone Warriors · Stone Swordsmen · Stone Scouts

Nindroid Army

Leader: General Cryptor
Nindroid Warriors · Nindroid Drones · Min-Droid

Anacondrai Cultists

Leader: Master Chen
Clouse · Zugu · Eyezor · Kapau · Chope · Sleven · Krait
Former members: Skylor

Elemental Masters

Current Elemental Masters: Ash · Bolobo · Chamille · Gravis · Griffin Turner · Jacob Pevsner · Karlof · Neuro · Mr. Pale · Shade · Skylor · Tox
Previous Elemental Masters: Master of Amber · Cole's grandfather · Griffin Turner's grandparent · Jay's mother · Lilly · Master of Gravity · Master of Ice · Unknown Elemental Master · Master of Shadow · Master of Sound · Maya · Ray · Skylor's mother

Ghost Warriors

Leader: The Preeminent
General: Morro
Ghost Masters: Soul Archer · Bansha · Ghoultar · Wrayth
Ghost Ninja: Attila · Hackler · Ming · Spyder · Howla · Yokai · Wooo
Ghost Warriors: Cowler · Cyrus · Ghurka · Karenn · Pitch · Pyrrhus · Wail
Other: Skreemers

Yang's students

Leader: Master Yang
Chris · Martin · "Chuck"

Sky Pirates

Leader: Nadakhan
Flintlocke · Delara · Dogshank · Doubloon · Monkey Wretch · Clancee · Bucko · Cyren
Other: Skeleton figurehead
Former members: Sqiffy

Ninjago City Police

Leader: Police Commissioner
Butchie · Coast Guard · Hounddog McBrag · Jimmy · Joe · Night Watchman · Noonan · O'Doyle · Police Officer · Prison guards · Simon · Tommy


Khanjikhan · Nadakhan · Nadakhan's mother

Shadow Army

Leader: Clouse


Leaders: Acronix · Krux
Supreme Commander Machia · Commander Raggmunk · Commander Blunck · Slackjaw · Rivett · Tannin · Vermin
Other: Buffmillion

Sons of Garmadon

Leaders: Lord Garmadon · Harumi
Generals: Killow · Mr. E · Ultra Violet
Luke Cunningham · Chopper Maroon · Mohawk · Skip Vicious · Nails · Sawyer · Scooter · Buffer · "Snake Jaguar"
Other: Colossus

Royal Family of Ninjago

Emperor of Ninjago · Empress of Ninjago · Princess Harumi · Hutchins · Royal Guards

Dragon Hunters

Leader: Faith
Jet Jack · Daddy No Legs · Muzzle · Chew Toy · Arkade · Skullbreaker · Stalwart Dangerbuff · Otto Pilot · Talon · Nitro · "Rocky Dangerbuff" · "Dangerbuff Junior"
Former members: Iron Baron


Mystake · The Omega

Pyro Vipers

Leader: Aspheera
Char · Pyro Destroyers · Pyro Slayers · Pyro Whippers
Former members: Mambo V · Mambo's advisor

Ninjago City Council

Leader: Ulysses Trustable
Dwayne · Andrea Thomson · May Robsen
Former members: Ninjago City's former mayor

Blizzard Samurai

Leader: Ice Emperor
General Vex
Blizzard Warriors: Grimfax
Blizzard Sword Masters · Blizzard Archers

Explorer's Club

Leader: Cecil Putnam
Clutch Powers · Percy Shippelton · Security guards · Smythe · Underhill
Former members: Dwayne · Misako


Leader: Sammy
Antonia · Jonesy · Leroy · Nelson · Spokes · Ten-Speed
Former members: Knuckles


Leader: Formling Leader
Akita · Kataru · Vex

Ice Fishers

Leader: Sorla
Uthaug · Boma


Creator: Milton Dyer
Ballistic Missiles: Anthony Brutinelli
Chrome Domes: Hyper-Sonic
Admin Droid · Adventure-Ready Woman · Avatar Pink Zane · Gamer Geek · Newbie Gamer · Okino · Racer Seven · Scott · Shifty · Successful Samurai
League of Jay: Beta Jay 137 · Dee-Jay 81 · Jaybird 64 · Jaywalkin 238

Unagami's army

Leader: Unagami
Red Visors: Red 27 · Red 29
Avatar Harumi · Sushimi · Hostess · Sushimi's sushi chefs
Allies: The Mechanic · Henchmen · Ultra Violet · Captain Soto · Richie · Ritchie

Whack Rats

Leader: Atta the Ratta
Richie · Ritchie


Leader: Skull Sorcerer
Hazza D'ur

Sky Folk

Leaders: King Vangelis (formerly) · Queen Vania
Army of Shintaro: Hailmar


Leader: Queen Murtessa
Manko · Meeha · Mid · Moe · Mood · Mudd · Murt · Murt Snr · Munce Sentries


Leader: Chancellor Gulch
Gleck · Gliff · Groko · Garpo · Ginkle · Mr. Wise


Fungus · Korgran · Plundar


Leader: Chief Mammatus
PoulErik · Rumble Keepers · Thunder Keepers

Mary Louise's crew

Leader: Captain
Collins · Kwon · Mariano


Leader: King Benthomaar
Glutinous · Nyad
Maaray Guards: Gripe
Former leaders: King Trimaar · King Kalmaar

Warriors of Felis

Leader: Nineko

Order of Felis

Leader: Komala
Dillon · Adara


Leader: Tanabrax
Bunch · Moody


Hana · Obachan · Shin · Kenji · Uchida · Mrs. Uchida · Old Man Jiro

Snake warriors (non-canon)

Boa Destructor · Cobra Mechanic · Python Dynamite · Viper Flyer · Sneaky Snake

Red Crows

Leader: Mogra
Killow · Ultra Violet · Francis

Two Moon Village

Kenzo · Renzo · Saeko · Min

Vengestone army

Leader: Crystal King
Council of the Crystal King: Kabuki Mask · Mister F · Aspheera · Vangelis · Pythor · The Mechanic
Vengestone Warriors · Vengestone Brutes · Vengestone Guards

New Ninja

Leader: Teal Ninja
Fuchsia Ninja · Orange Ninja · Pink Ninja · Yellow Ninja

Other classifications

Ghosts · Humans · Nindroids

Other groups/sub-groups

Elemental Alliance · Fast Chickens · Kryptarium inmates (The Needles) · Ninja Replacements · The Resistance · The Resistance (Crystalized) · The Resistance (Never-Realm) · The Royal Blacksmiths · Sons of the First Spinjitzu Master · Spin Harmony · Stranded ninja · Time Twins · Treble Makers


Cole's family · Jay's family · Kai and Nya's family · Lloyd's family · Royal Family of Djinjago · Royal Family of Merlopia · Royal Family of Ninjago · Royal Family of Shintaro · Skales' family · Skylor's family · Zane's family

In-universe fictional characters

Britts Subskian · Commander Kiflin · Jack the Rabbit · Imperial Sludge · Master Whoosh (non-canon)


Barracudox · Bob Rattlebottom · Cardinsto · Carridi · Cece · Christina · Chuck · Claire · Diaman · Eileen · Flerry McFloyster · Gahrann the Dreamer · Genn · Golden Ninja · Green Screen Gary · Hai · Hibiki · Insect Master · Ivy Walker · Jeremiah Bobblestein · Jesper · Kaito · Kirchonn the Invincible · Lar · Larry · Lloyd Garmadon (The LEGO Movie) · Mask of Malice · Mei · Moe · Mr. Righty Tighty · Neido · Nobu · Phantom Ninja · Quartet of Villains · Rachel Sparrow · Robot Manager · Ronin's daughter · Ronin's wife · Samurai warrior · Scott Digato · Seliel · Seliel's father · Six-Armed Warriors · Snake villain · Spinjago Citizen · Suzie Wheeler · Time Ninja · Tito · Wishmaster · Zoltar
Ninjago Magazine: Buffer · Nitro · Sawyer · Scooter · Talon · Mr. Wise


Adam · Balee · Bears (Kuma) · Beavers · Colossus · Craglings · Elemental Cobras · Fire Fang · Fluffy · Geotomic Rock Monsters · Guide Parrot · Ice Behemoth · Ice bird · Ice Serpent · Leviathans · Monster sushi · Mud monsters · Nimbus · Pebbles · Rodrigo · Ross · Sir Chomps-A-Lot · Snickers · Stone Hawk · The Chroma · Treehorn queen · Wojira · Wu's chicken · Wu's dog · Yeti (Krag) · Zane's Mino
Dragons: Blue Dragon · Boreal · Chompy · Crystal beasts · Dragon keeper · Empire Dragon · Fire Dragon (Core) · Fire Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Flame · Firstbourne · Ghost Dragons · Grief-Bringer · Ice Dragon (Realm of Oni and Dragons) · Pet dragon · Rocky · Shard · Slab · Stormbringer · Stormbringer's baby · Thunder Dragon · Ultra Dragon · Wind Dragon · Wisp · YinYang Dragon (Light Dragon · Shadow Dragon)

Unseen characters

Dr. Berkman · Grumbmiller · Milton Dyer's father · Sybex Tribe · Quanish the Elder · Trylle · Dr. Yost

Ninjago City residents

Barry · Benny · Brayden Nelson · The Fold · Fugi-Dove's brother · Hayley Wolfe · Jake · Jay Vincent · Jeffy · Joshua Deck · Lachlan Jansen · Michael Kramer · Mrs. Dyer · Patty Keys · Phil · Postman · Roise · Rufus McCallister · Vlad Tutu ·


Announcer · Ayla · Bank Boss · Bob the Intern · Cathy · Circus Clown · Clancee's mother · Cliff Gordon · Construction workers · Cook · Cragger · Dr. Julien · Echo Zane · Ed · Edna · Egon the Extraordinary · First Spinjitzu Master · Fenwick · Fugi-Dove · Grimfax's advisor · Hageman · Hageman Brothers · Harumi's father · Harumi's mother · Jamanakai Villagers · Johnny · Korgran's father · Laval · Lou · Lumberjacks · Magician · Mascots · Mina · Miss Demeanor · Monks · Motorcycle Mechanic · Museum Curator · Nindroid Sentries · Ninjago soldiers · Nobu · Reflectra · Repo Man · Restaurant Owner · Rice farmers · Ronin · Sage · Santa Claus · Sally's parents · Security guards (Borg Industries) · Security guards (Ninjago City) · Sentry General · Shezada · Ship Captain · Skeleton · Stone Guardians · Tour Guide · Twitchy Tim · Warden Noble
Robots: Auto · Juggernaut · Robo Usher 3000 ·Tai-D