Gale Weathers is a fictional character in the 1996 horror movie "Scream" and its subsequent sequels. She is played by Courteney Cox.
Gale Weathers is a tabloid reporter who is determined to find the story of the "Ghostface" killer that is terrorizing the town of Woodsboro. She initially clashes with the film's protagonist, Sidney Prescott (played by Neve Campbell), but the two eventually develop a mutual respect for each other.
Throughout the "Scream" franchise, Gale Weathers is a recurring character who often provides comic relief, but also plays an important role in advancing the plot and solving the mystery of the Ghostface killer.