Gaynor Hall

Gaynor Hall is an Emmy-award winning general assignment reporter for the WGN Evening News and the WGN News at Nine. She first joined WGN-TV as a freelance reporter in April 2008.

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 got her start in television as the morning anchor and producer at WMGT in Macon, Georgia. She returned to Chicago in April 2006 as an anchor and reporter for WGN-TV’s sister station, CLTV. She lives in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood with her husband and son.

Recent Articles
  • Chicago police warn CTA Red Line riders of violent robbers

    CHICAGO — Police warn CTA commuters who take the Red Line to look out for thieves. There have been three robberies this week. During the robbery, three-to-four offenders approach the victims outside of a CTA Red Line Station or on the train. One asks a question to distract the rider — then the others punch the victim in the face multiple times and goes through their pockets or purse. Two of the robberies happened just after 1 a.m. Friday; the first incident in […]

  • Pit bull attack in Bensenville leaves man in need of possible rabies shot

    BENSENVILLE, Ill. — A mother in the western suburbs is angry over the lack of police response to a pit bull attack on her son. Chris Kazmierczak is bandaged up today. His mother, Jeanne Cooney, says he will need to undergo rabies treatment if the animal isn’t found. Kazmierczak says he was viciously attacked by a white pit bull that seemed to come out of nowhere. His bandages are covering up a gaping wound on his left arm. In all, […]

  • Suspects use stolen Comcast van in Bucktown burglary

    CHICAGO —   Burglars driving a stolen Comcast van broke into a garage in Bucktown. Garage owner Michelle Maher says two male burglars hopped into the stolen van after they broke into her garage yesterday 9 a.m.  in the 2200 block of West McLean. The suspects got away with a tool box and a bike. A neighbor wrote down the license plate, which helped police confirm the van was stolen. Maher believes her break-in may be connected to another incident yesterday […]

  • State’s Attorney Foxx announces new unit to help combat gun violence in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx says she’s focused on better collaboration and use of resources for an “all hands on deck” approach to fight the city’s gun violence. Speaking at the City Club of Chicago Wednesday, Foxx reflected on her first 105 days in office. She announced the creation of the Gun Crimes Strategy Unit. Modeled after similar efforts in New York and San Francisco, prosecutors will be embedded in the city’s Englewood and Harrison police districts, […]

  • 3 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at suburban apartment

    ST CHARLES , Ill —   Three people are dead and a fourth wounded in a shooting incident inside a suburban  apartment. St Charles police say there is no threat to the public and the “incident is over.” Two teens and an adult male are among the deceased.  The exact ages are not yet known Police are investigating and have not released identities. This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.

  • Police investigating after boy beaten at suburban middle school

    GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. — Police are investigating the beating of a 12-year-old student at Marquardt Middle School in Glendale Heights. 6th grader Colonel Watson was assaulted by an older student and had to be taken to the emergency room at Glen Oaks Hospital Monday.  He was treated and released from the hospital the same day. Colonel’s mother Rita Greiner says her son is traumatized. She says Colonel suffered a concussion, broken nose, facial fracture and had two teeth knocked out. According to […]

  • Mindfulness in the classroom

    A divided country, social media, too much to do, not enough time. It can all make you feel like you’re losing your mind. Yet, some people just know how to roll with life’s punches. WGN-TV’s Gaynor Hall introduces us to someone who is taking education to a new level through mindfulness. And she’s preparing young women for the future, by focusing on the present. And mindfulness is starting to catch on. The group “Still Choosing Chicago” is raising money for a […]

  • Volleyball coach fired for sexual misconduct

    GARY, Ind. — The women’s volleyball coach at Indiana University Northwest was fired this week for sexual misconduct. University officials confirmed Emilio Torres was fired, but did not provide more details. Torres was hired about a year ago. The case has been turned over to the Lake County Indiana prosecutors office. So far, criminal charges have not been filed.

  • High Wind Warning/Advisory for the Chicago area ends – diminishing winds tonight

    Update7PM CST… The High Wind Warning/Advisory for the Chicago area has ended, and winds will diminish this evening and overnight as high pressure builds into the Midwest and Great Lakes. ________________________________________________________________ CHICAGO — Wind gusts are expected to reach as high 60 miles per hour across the far northern portion of the Chicago area, including counties adjacent to the Illinois-Wisconsin state line…Winnebago, Boone, McHenry and Lake Counties, and a High Wind Warning for this afternoon has been issued for those […]

  • ‘Day Without A Woman’ marked across Chicago area and globe today

    CHICAGO — Some women across the Chicago area and the world are marking “A Day Without a Woman” on Wednesday. In the Chicago area, women are being urged to take the day off work, wear red, and avoid shopping at businesses that aren’t owned by women or minorities. There’s also an all-day women’s conference at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart. There’ll also be a rally at the Thomson Center at 6 p.m. A letter to families from Chicago Public Schools urged families […]