Gaynor Hall
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Gaynor Hall is a general assignment reporter for the WGN Evening News and the WGN News at Nine. She is also a weekend anchor for CLTV. She first joined WGN-TV as a freelance reporter in April 2008. She joined CLTV in April 2006.

A native Chicagoan, Gaynor is a proud alum of Whitney Young Magnet High School. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Syracuse University, with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and African American Studies.

Gaynor has received an Emmy nomination for her reporting. She got her start in television as the morning anchor and producer at WMGT in Macon, Georgia.

Recent Articles
  • Bulls and Blackhawks fans cheering on their teams during playoffs

    CHICAGO, IL — Chicago Bulls fans and Blackhawks fans out cheering on their favorite team tonight during playoff games for both teams.  One of the few things the Bulls didn’t turn over Saturday in their shocking, buzzer-beating 92-90 loss to the Bucks was responsibility.  The Bulls return home for Monday’s Game 5. It was a big day for the Bulls on the road and the Blackhawks at home at the United Center.  Fans pumped up for the playoffs! Down Madison […]

  • Bulls, Blackhawks fans ready for big Saturday night

    CHICAGO — Chicago has seen a very good 2015 in sports, and Saturday could mark its biggest night of the year thus far. On Saturday fans of the Bulls and Blackhawks prepared for a big night, as both teams got ready to play in their respective first-round playoff series — and hoped to end them. If the Bulls win against the Milwaukee Bucks, they will sweep the series and move on to the next round of the NBA postseason. Similarly, the Blackhawks will look to eliminate Nashville Saturday […]

  • Vigil held for man shot and killed on South Side

    CHICAGO — More than 30 relatives and friends gathered Friday night for a prayer vigil for 21-year old D’Montre Smith on the city’s far South Side. At the corner of 103rd and Wentworth, the group remembered Smith and prayed for an end to the gun violence that took his life. Smith was walking with his girlfriend when someone drove up and opened fire, Monday night. No one is in custody. Relatives say Smith was a respectful young man who worked […]

  • Student charged after making cyber threat against teacher

    CHICAGO — A Marist High School student is now charged with a felony for making a cyber-threat against a teacher. In a Facebook post on Thursday, the 16-year old boy said, “I’m shooting my school up. But only killing him.” School officials say once they learned of the threat, they immediately notified Chicago Police,  and after communicating with the student’s family and law-enforcement, they were confident there was no threat to the school. Friday was a regular school day, though […]

  • Cardinal George laid to rest at All Saints cemetery

    CHICAGO —   Cardinal George was a very visible leader in the Chicago archdiocese and often visited area parishes and schools. As a result, man came out to pay their last respects to him on Thursday during his funeral and processional. Holy Name parishioners and other church members took time out to remember his legacy as they attended today’s funeral Mass at Holy Name Cathedral. Others stood outside during the lengthy processional which made a stop at his home parish […]

  • 5-year-old girl shot on Chicago’s South Side

    CHICAGO — A 5-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting Wednesday night on Chicago’s South Side. The shooting happened in the 5900 block of S. Peoria St in the city’s Englewood neighborhood. Police say the girl was accidentally shot in the arm by a family member. Two guns were recovered from the house. Two people were taken into custody, but no charges have been filed. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

  • Man fatally shoots ex-girlfriend in front of her 2 children, then turns self in

    CHICAGO — There is a small memorial in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood near the spot where a woman was shot and killed in front of her two small children. Charges are pending against her ex-boyfriend. It happened Tuesday night near 72nd and Bennett. WGN’s Tonya Francisco talked to friends who said the suspect called family members to tell them he shot the mother of his two children. The 28-year-old woman, identified as Mechelle Lewis, was sitting in a parked minivan […]

  • Funeral held for Fairdale tornado victim

    ROCKFORD, Ill. — A funeral was held for one of two women killed by the tornado that hit the town of Fairdale. Geri Schultz was remembered during a service in Rockford Saturday as a generous woman, who would invite anyone in for a meal. Loved ones say she was deeply committed to her family, and loved arts and crafts. Schultz died April 9 when the tornado hit her house directly. She was 67-years-old. Clem Schultz, her husband of 25 years, […]

  • Domestic dispute leads to car crash, dead pedestrian

    CHICAGO — It started with a domestic dispute, and ended with an innocent pedestrian dead. At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday morning On Garfield Boulevard in Englewood, a 32-year-old woman was driving, chasing another car. The man she was fighting with was a passenger in that car. Another man was behind the wheel. Witnesses say she rammed the vehicle from behind, striking two parked cars along the way. The out-of-control vehicle struck another car and a pedestrian. The 53-year-old man was […]

  • Funding cuts stall park for children with special needs

    SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. —  A desperate effort is underway to keep construction moving on a playground for special needs children. The SEBA Park project in South Elgin is one of many across the state losing funding due to budget cuts. Governor Bruce Rauner froze grant funding for local park projects. South Elgin was counting on a state grant to cover half of the park’s $800,000 price tag. Construction on SEBA Park started in the fall and village officials have already […]


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